Susan Helander, Owner, Certified Principal and Director of Management: Susan has extensive management experience in both HOAs and condominiums, has worked with start-up developer and established associations, high rise and piggy-back condominium unit owners associations in addition to "Active 55 & Better" associations which included amenities such as pools, lakes, multipurpose courts, fitness centers and walking trails requiring in depth understanding of the subject and contractor knowledge. She transitioned from the landscape industry to community management in 2006.
A Town of Warrenton resident for the last 25 years, Susan has served on the Town of Warrenton Planning Commission since 2006, is the current Chairman and is a Certified Planning Commissioner. She is past President of the Hospice Support of Fauquier County, and a former member of The Partnership for Warrenton's Board of Directors where she currently serves on the Design Committee. Susan is also the founder of the Warrenton Tree Board and The Pruning School.
Prior to opening First Virginia Community Management in 2012 and starting in the community management industry in 2006, she spent 25 years in the landscape industry, has a Landscape Design Certificate from GWU and was a Certified Horticulturist. She has been a Master Gardener in both Fairfax and Fauquier Counties since 1986. She is a licensed Community Manager and a Certified Principal with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Bernadette (Bo) Russell, CPA, Director of Accounts: Bo joined the FVCM team as Director of Accounts to oversee the daily financial activity, work with auditors, and to handle monthly reconciliations of the association financials. Bo has extensive community management finance experience and we are happy to have her.
Allie Beckley-Tolbert, Assistant Director of Accounts: Allie graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Global Business. Allie’s vast in-depth experience in all aspects of the financial operation of the Associations and first-hand knowledge allows her to anticipate and plan for the issues that arise when communities transition management companies and to new banking services. In addition to her successful completion of Community Associations Institute's financial courses, Allie's attention to detail is recognized by Auditors within the Common Interest Community industry.
Brooke Carder, Director of Finance and Administration: Brooke joined FVCmanagement with prior experience in community management and accounting, and many years of experience working in office environments. As an owner in a Common Interest Community, she understands an owner’s perspective on Common Interest Community living. Brooke has been attending CAI financial classes since 2014. Brooke is responsible for the oversight of all owner accounts, deposits, association invoice payments, late and demand letters and interacts directly with auditors and tax professionals.
Jennifer Mijo, CMCA, Compliance Director: Jennifer assists Susan, prepares and distributes all association issued disclosure packets and provides all community baseline, architectural and maintenance inspections. She has over 10 years’ experience working in community management and obtained her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation in January, 2015.