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Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc.

Officers and Originating Board Members

Thomas Wade Clegg III, President
Elisheva Clegg, Vice President & Secretary Treasurer
Sam McLawhorn, Chief Information Officer

Thomas Wade Clegg III, President Thomas Wade Clegg III is a former Air Force Officer, broadcaster, businessman, certified organic farmer, and ordained Interfaith Minister. He is licensed to practice in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, and other states that defer to the sponsoring organization or state of origin and, therefore, do not require registration. His undergraduate Radio Television Journalism degree is from the University of Alabama. During his Air Force career he earned a Master's certificate in Communication from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and following 1968-69 service in Southeast Asia, graduated from the U.S. Army's 8th Airborne School. He has been an active community volunteer his entire life, especially as a public affairs officer in foreign assignments, international relations committees in Florida and during the1990's as a large farm produce contributor to his county food bank. He offered these statements about the present endeavor: "Our two-apartment guest house at our former farm was always occupied with visitors who were having domestic and drug abuse problems. We became deeply involved in assisting individuals, including going to court with some and providing many a place to board for weeks, if not months, at a time. For many who stayed with us in that natural setting, the atmosphere of support, combined with time to reflect, enabled them to become sober and whole. These are among the most important experiences in our lives - and the basis of our present vision."
Elisheva Clegg Elisheva Clegg is an ordained Interfaith Minister, Pastoral Counselor M.A. and active member of the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center Chaplaincy Volunteer Program. She is a graduate of The New Seminary in New York City. Her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Pastoral Counseling were earned from Universal University, formerly the only Florida-certified interfaith institution, which is now based in Panama City, Panama, and integrated into their International University Program there. Because of Reverend Clegg's experience with diverse cultures and her ability to speak three languages, she is frequently called upon to participate in wedding, funeral, and memorial ceremonies in a multi-state area, including Washington, D.C. While a resident of Florida, she was active in AIDS patient support groups and personal counseling. She is currently a member of and/or participant in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Human Rights Campaign, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Interfaith Alliance, the Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute and the UVA Health System Volunteer Program.
Sam McLawhorn Sam McLawhorn began a highly diversified career in technical research after receiving his undergraduate degree at East Carolina University. During his college years, he held an internship with the United States Information Agency (USIA) in its Voice of America and Motion Pictures and Television Division. Thereafter he held research positions with the U.S. Congress International Select Subcommittee for the House on Foreign Relations. He returned to North Carolina as Director for the Governor's Office Board of Science and Technology and subsequently became Director of Personal Computing at the NC Department of Agriculture. His next position took him to Seattle, where he worked for Microsoft Corporation as an Information Technology Specialist and Systems Engineer. After a decade in Seattle, he relocated to Florida, where he volunteered as the information technician and created the website for the Northwest Florida Basic AIDS organization in Panama City. He is also a talented musician who showcases his talent as a volunteer for UVA Health Services, as needed, and for other worthy causes

Active Volunteer Board Members

Danielle Devereux Danielle Devereux grew up in Antwerp, Belgium and completed three Masters Degrees (in French, Greek/ Latin, and Education) at the University of Antwerp. She subsequently served as a Professor of French at her alma mater and later was a simultaneous interpreter for the European Common Market (French, Flemish, English, German and Dutch). After moving to Virginia, she established a prolific career in real estate, which spans more than twenty years and consistently earned the designation of a Top Producer i n the Charlottesville area. She was also awarded the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation by the National Association of Realtors. Her dedication in multiple volunteer capacities over many years includes a six-year term as a Board Member for Charlottesville-Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Reflecting her passion for animal welfare, she has completed numerous continuing education programs and in 2000 received a diploma from The Professional Animal Care Specialist Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Through The International Rescue Committee, Danielle continues to utilize her language skills at UVA Medical Center and local social services agencies. Her abilities, coupled with an openness for immediate availability, have allowed vital communication between doctors and non-English-speaking patients and families

UVA Medical Center Advisory Committee

Noel Dianas-Hughes Noel Dianas-Hughes, MSSW, LCSW, is the Medical Center Manager, Department of Social Work, at the University of Virginia Health System (UVAHS) in Charlottesville, Virginia. She assumed the Director/Manager position four years ago, following two decades in clinical and supervisory roles with UVAHS. Her expertise in a variety of clinical services is well known, especially as Child Protective Coordinator for seventeen years, also for UVAHS. Ms. Dianas-Hughes earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Louisville. She is also licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to practice independently as a licensed Clinical Social Worker. For six years she has volunteered as a member of the UVA Medical Center team for the Wise, Virginia Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic.
Richard Haines The Reverend Haines is the Director of Chaplaincy Services for the University of Virginia Health System. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling. A Board Certified Chaplain and a Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, he teaches chaplain interns and residents, medical students and residents, nurses, clergy, and local community and religious groups, with a focus on ethics, clinical care and communications. He also organized chaplains for the PACEM Program in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Diane Hoffman Diane Hoffman is a Licensed Social Worker employed in the Family Medicine and International Family Medicine out-patient clinics at UVA. In addition, she is involved in donor assessment for kidney and liver transplants, coordinates Adult Protective Services for the Medical Center, and co-teaches a course in the Practice of Medicine for first-year medical students. Ms. Hoffman holds bachelor and masters degrees in social work from, respectively, the University of Tennessee at Martin and Rutgers University. Prior to joining the UVA staff in 1999, she worked in the AIDS Clinic and an in-patient unit at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, and at several community hospitals and a nursing home. While at UVA, she has participated in the Remote Access Medical Clinic program for seven years, served on the employee council and other committees, and volunteers in a program that teaches English as a second language to adults.

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Telephone: 434.589.4864
Website: www.interfaithhumanitariansanctum.org
Email to:ihsanctum@gmail.com

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