Administrative Leaders

Mary Zweifel, MS
President & Chief Executive Officer

Amy Showalter, RN, BSN, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Jim Litsinger
Chief Financial Officer

Sandra Eyler, BSN, MS, CRRN
Chief Nursing Officer

Chris Sorenson, MBA
Chief Information Officer (IT)

Stephanie Sulmer
AVP, Marketing and Business Development

Matthew Wilks, PT, MSPT, NCS
AVP, Rehabilitation & Wellness

Kate Lim
Director of Quality, Risk, and Case Management

Amanda Worley
Director of HR Solutions


Board of Directors

We are tremendously grateful for the time and expertise that these leaders dedicate to guiding and supporting our work in helping patients find the power to overcome.

J. Waverly Pulley III – Immediate Past Chair
Dianne V. Jewell, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D. – Current Chair
Holly Antrim
Peter H. Bowles
John D. Burns
W. Lee Chaney III
David Constine
Patricia B. Cushnie, B.S.N., M.Ed.
Teresa Reynolds DiMarco
Sandra M. Douglas
Lawrence E. Gibson
Ashby R. Hackney
Theodore Price
Ames Russell

Mary Zweifel – Hospital President & CEO

Foundation Board

Theodore W. Price – Chairman
Peter H. Bowles – Vice Chairman
Andy H. Bennett
Michael W. Bor
Charles M. Caravati III
W. Bates Chappell
William T. Clarke, Jr.
Patricia B. Cushnie, B.S.N., M.Ed.
Barbara H. Dunn, PhD, RN
Mamie F. Farley – Junior Board President
Lawrence E. Gibson
Ashby R. Hackney
Russel B. Harper
Rick Kelley
Dianne V. Jewell, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
John L. McElroy III – Foundation President
Kelly del Campo Merricks, CFRE – Secretary
Joyce F. Nash
Lisa Taylor Powell
Jim Litsinger – Treasurer & Hospital CFO
Sue H. Schutt
S. Buford Scott
LaTasia S. Turpin

Mary Zweifel – Hospital President & CEO

Junior Board

Julie H. Antrim
Gina P. Bass
Maria E. Brent
Ruth H. Burke
Betsy G. Carney, Bal Co-Chair
Macon H. Clarkson, Treasurer
Alicia Hogue Conrad
Lizzie C. Cox
Catherine M. Driscoll
Cheney P. Edmunds
Hampton M. Eubanks, Corporate Sponsor Chair
Mamie F. Farley
Helen M. Garnett, Sponsor Chair
Jenny W. Georgerian, Corresponding Secretary
Stacy L. Hackney
Nancy Gottwald Hart
Christian Thompson Henderson
Jean D. Hershey
Elizabeth H. Heyward
Carter H. Johnston
Leland C. Klim
Sarah Ann Knier
Alice R. Livingston
Rachel K. McNulty
Whitney D. Melton, Bal Co-Chair
Allison White Monette
Lane Victory Mosby
Elisabeth D. Mullins, President
Charlotte K. Nelson
Lacy B. Noble
Caroline T. Packard
Stephanie S. Parker
Sarah P. Porter
Brooke B. Schubmehl
Caroline A. Smith, Recording Secretary
Anne R. Stark
Carter M. Tatum
Polly Marshall Taylor
Ashley Krupin Tischer
Elizabeth T. Valentine
Kate C. Wall
Brooke C. Wick
Mary D. Williams
Rebecca L. Winters
Caroline C. Wright

President's Message

Mary Zweifel, President & CEOThank you for visiting Sheltering Arms! Whether you are here to request an appointment, learn more about the services we provide, track aspects of your personal health or make a donation, I hope you find this interactive website to be a valuable tool.

We understand that when selecting a rehabilitation provider, you want to be confident in your choice. With our extraordinary staff of highly skilled therapists, physicians and nurses specially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, you can be confident that Sheltering Arms is the right decision.

As you read more and watch the video clips throughout the site, you will learn how innovative research is translating to meaningful outcomes for patients in our hospitals, outpatient clinics and unique clinical programs such as the iWALK and iREACH Recovery Centers.

We are always seeking ways to enhance the patient experience and the practice of rehabilitation. Sheltering Arms has grown significantly over the last several years, adding programs, services and locations with you in mind. From recruiting and retaining dedicated team members with outstanding clinical expertise to embracing breakthrough technology and treatment protocols, we are committed to providing the best rehabilitative care when and where you need it.

To schedule an appointment or obtain additional information, call us at 804-764-1000.

At Sheltering Arms, everything we do comes together for one purpose – helping our patients find the power to overcome.


Mary Zweifel
President & CEO

Medical Directors' Message

When you are experiencing the effects of illness or injury, nothing is more important than finding a partner in your recovery who believes in you and wants to see you succeed. That is exactly what you will find in your Sheltering Arms physician.

We could not be more honored to lead the talented team of doctors at Sheltering Arms. We each have our own unique areas of expertise within the field of physical rehabilitation and we are all intensely passionate about caring for our patients.

As the leaders of your medical care at Sheltering Arms, our physicians are fully committed to you. We will treat you as a whole person, not a specific ache, pain or symptom, and we will work with you to identify recovery goals and develop a treatment plan to help you meet them. We are surrounded by an expert team of nurses, therapists and support staff who partner with us in this process.

With advanced certifications, extensive experience, the latest equipment and modern facilities, your treatment team at Sheltering Arms is equipped to provide the best rehabilitative care available. Moreover, you will find our dedication to you to be truly unparalleled.

Our team works hard and we strive every day to help our patients exceed their own expectations and find the power to overcome. It is our privilege to be here for you.


Hillary Hawkins, M.D.
Medical Director
Sheltering Arms Hospital Hanover

Timothy Silver, M.D.
Medical Director
Sheltering Arms Hospital South