PATH Foundation welcomes new intern staff to aid in local community outreach

Pictured left to right:  Madeline McCombe, Bryce Harty, Elisabeth Heras, Ta’Mia Carrier, Maggie Clinard, Sarah Thornhill, Chrissy Mohl, Josh Racer, Brandon Green, Catie McCarthy and Claire Downey  (Not pictured: Katie Schmidtmann) 

The PATH Foundation is a huge resource to our community, and we are thankful for all they do! This summer they have 12 interns to help serve the community, who will undoubtedly learn much from the organization.

Via Press release:

The PATH Foundation welcomed 12 new interns in continuation of its summer internship program, which runs June 4 – August 3. The interns will help the Foundation in its mission to strengthen the overall health and vitality of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper communities. Out of nearly 40 applicants, these interns were chosen based on their academic success, majors, and past work experience.

Each intern has been placed either within the PATH Foundation itself or with area organizations that support work consistent with the Foundation’s efforts.  In addition to the PATH Foundation and PATH Volunteer Center, organizations hosting interns include The Clifton Institute, Culpeper County Parks and Rec, Fauquier County Public School’s Virginia Preschool Initiative, Fauquier F.I.S.H., Fauquier Free Clinic, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, Rappahannock County Public Schools’ “Commit to be Fit” program, and the Warrenton Farmer’s Market.

The internships provided by the PATH Foundation allow for young college students to make an impact on their local community and to glean experience in their respective career paths.

Each intern resides locally within the PATH Foundation service area, yet their diversified backgrounds and life experiences help to bring new ideas to the Foundation.

“We’ve found this program to be extremely valuable, both to the students and to the organizations they serve,” said Christy Connolly, president and CEO of the Foundation. “This is the largest class of interns we’ve had so far, and we think both their group leadership activities and individual work will serve them well as they prepare to begin their careers.”


Ta’Mia Carrier – Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Ta’Mia is a junior at Shenandoah University, majoring in Psychology.

Maggie Clinard – Fauquier Free Clinic

Maggie is a senior at the University of Virginia, majoring in Global Public Health.

Claire Downey – PATH Foundation

Claire is a senior at James Madison University, majoring in Media Arts and Design.

Brandon Green –  PATH Volunteer Center

Brandon is a junior at Old Dominion University, majoring in Marketing.

Bryce Harty – Culpeper County Parks and Recreation 

Bryce is a junior at UVA-Wise, majoring in Software Engineering.

Elisabeth Heras – Warrenton Farmer’s Market

Lis is a junior at the University of Mary Washington, majoring in Biology.

Catie McCarthy – PATH Foundation

Catie is a junior at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, majoring in English.

Madeline McCombe – Mental Health Association of Fauquier County

Madeline is a senior at UVA, majoring in Statistics.

Chrissy Mohl – Rapp at Home

Chrissy recently graduated from JMU with a degree in Health Sciences.

Josh Racer – The Clifton Institute

Josh is a sophomore at Virginia Tech, majoring in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Katie Schmidtmann – Fauquier County Public Schools’ Virginia Preschool Initiative

Katie is a senior at High Point University majoring in Strategic Communications.

Sarah Thornhill – Rappahannock County Public Schools’ “Commit to be Fit”

Sarah is a junior at Christopher Newport University majoring in Psychology.

For more information about the PATH Foundation’s mission and their work in the community, visit

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