CSPDC Welcomes New Staff

Garreth Bartholomew, Kimberly Miller and Philippe Bone have been hired to fill open positions at the CSPDC.

Garreth Bartholomew joined the CSPDC as their newest Transportation Planner on April 18.  He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with a Masters in Public Policy, specializing in rural economic and community development.  He was a Graduate Assistant for both UVA Student Health and Wellness for basic needs and a Graduate Assistant at UVA School of Architecture, along with Director of Special Projects for the Remote Area Medical Free Pop-up Clinic at the Augusta Expo Center in Fishersville. His hobbies are riding his folding bike and volunteering with local non-profit entities in the SAW and Piedmont regions.

Kimberly Miller recently rejoined the CSPDC as Office Manager replacing Rita Whitfield, who retired.  Kimberly has over 10 years of experience at the PDC and was the primary administrative support for the SAWMPO, oversaw the HOME Downpayment and Closing Cost Assistance program, and assisted with many planning grants and programs in her tenure.  In 2023, she took time with her husband and three cats to travel in their RV and is now back in the area full time to be near family.  She is looking forward to assisting the PDC in the role of Office Manager.

Philippe Bone recently joined the CSPDC as their newest Regional Planner, stepping into his role on April 16. Prior to this, he supported corporate social responsibility at Ceres, Inc., and with the EIRIS Conflict Risk Network, where he collaborated with institutional investors to advocate for peace and stability in conflict-affected areas. He has also conducted multiple qualitative and quantitative research projects throughout West Africa on topics including violent extremism, good governance, and development for federal agencies.  Philippe holds an MA in Conflict, Security, and Development, along with a BA in History and International Relations from the University of Exeter.  He currently resides in Waynesboro, VA. Philippe looks forward to contributing to the CSPDC’s mission and aims to make a positive impact in our communities. In his free time, Philippe enjoys hiking and spending time with his two daughters.

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