In 2005 a group was formed called the Senior Care Network. This network was comprised of representatives from Fauquier Hospital, Department of Social Services, churches, Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board and the local Area Agency on Aging. When this group asked seniors in our area their most pressing needs, transportation was the number one concern for the elderly.
Seniors need a convenient, affordable way to get to their doctor’s appointments. They want to maintain their independence for as long as they can. Many are on fixed-incomes with few family members living nearby to help. To maintain their health and well-being, it is important that they are able to get to their appointments and to get their groceries and prescriptions when needed. A call went out for volunteer drivers, and VolTran was created. VolTran transported its first passenger in August 2007.
The successful implementation of this program influenced our decision to apply for official non-profit status. VolTran became a 501 (c) 3 Association in January of 2010. Services were expanded to cover Fauquier County, Rappahannock County, and the northern Culpeper County area. Our purpose is to provide the transportation necessary to take care of the medical and social needs of the elderly, disabled, and others in serious need so they can remain independent and enhance their quality of life.
VolTran remains an active nonprofit organization with an average of 30 volunteer drivers to help meet these critical transportation needs.
OUR BOARD & STAFF
Board President, 2019 to Present
Retired Department of Defense civilian employee of 31 years whose career specialities included Human Resources, Training & Development, Facilitation, and Recruiting; BS in Business Management & Human Resources from Park University. Active VolTran driver since the organization began offering rides in 2007; Energetic volunteer at church and in the community.
Mark Harvey (Treasurer), Owner/Director of Community Relations for First Light Home Care. Former Owner of 2 DirectBuy Franchises for 10 years. Former Cardiovascular Sales Specialist for AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company. Former Securities Trader for Olde Discount Stockbrokers. Currently, co-chairman of Aging Together and board member with VolTran. BA from Siena Heights University in Business Administration/Marketing and ran collegiate track and field.
Community Volunteer. Retired from Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Adult Detention
Center (22 years), Fairfax City Police Department (5 years). Volunteer: Fauquier Health Infusion Center,
Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition, Warrenton United Methodist Church, Board Member of the
Piedmont Corvette Club.
REV. DR. Ruth Ann Campagna, Retired United Methodist Pastor and Registered Nurse. I earned a Diploma in Nursing at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, a B.S. in Psychology from The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA, an M.Div from Drew Theological School in Madison N.J. and a D.Min from Graduate Theological Foundation in Donaldson, IN. With my husband I co-owned and operated Laurel Pallet, Ligonier Lumber and Laurel Concrete Companies in PA. After I retired from appointive ministry in 2002, I pastored 10 churches, served 10 years as Somerset Hospital Chaplain and 5 years as In Touch Hospice Chaplain in Somerset PA. My greatest joy was raising 3 wonderful successful children. I have had a lifelong love of shooting sports and am an NRA Certified Instructor in all disciplines, a Certified Level 1 Rifle Coach and a Certified Range Safety Officer. For 10 years I enjoyed being Assistant Coach for the Shanksville Stoneycreek High School Rifle Team in Shanksville, PA. I am a proud volunteer driver for VolTran because I live in an area where public transportation is almost non-existent, and the need is great. I am blessed to own a car and be able to drive.
Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Former high school and collegiate-level history teacher. Masters degree from James Madison University and Bachelors Degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Former board member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Fauquier. Occasional caregiver. Mother of two little girls under four! Lifelong community volunteer, half-marathoner, hiker, camper, and reader.