Auction Gala Honorary Chairpersons
The OLGC Catholic Community is pleased to announce that this year’s Honorary Chairpersons for the 26th Annual Auction Gala are Jane Heishman and Bob Kelley. Join us in celebrating these two at the Auction Gala and whenever you see them at OLGC. You can read more about these pillars in our community at https://www.olgcva.org/fellowship/auction-gala.
Jane Callahan Heishman
Jane has been a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish for 47 years. She is the mother of five children (all OLGC/ Bishop O’Connell/college graduates), a grandmother of 7, and the widow of Henry Heishman. She was raised in Massachusetts, the oldest of five. After graduating from Bay Path, she came to Washington, DC to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. During Jane’s 28-years with the Agency, she held numerous positions in all the Directorates– most notably, spending five years in the Office of Public Affairs arranging interviews with agency officials/the press, giving tours to the public, and providing liaison support to the film industry. Jane was instrumental in coordinating a SHOWTIME premiere held at CIA headquarters. In June 2001, Jane was detailed to the National Security Council, where she spent a year in the Asia Directorate. Stephen Hadley, who was then Deputy National Security Advisor and later became National Security Advisor, hired her in July 2002 as his special assistant. After Stephen Hadley became NSA, Jane supervised assistants to make sure that the Office of the National Security Advisor ran smoothly. Located in the West Wing, the NSA suite was open for business from 5am until 10pm weekdays and most Saturdays. She maintained total control over NSA’s calendar and schedule which was continuously coordinated/updated with the President’s each day and scheduled all White House meetings, Presidential events, Principals and National Security Council meetings chaired by the NSA. In addition, Jane coordinated with the White House press office, all television/radio, speaking engagements, and social events for the NSA. She also traveled with the President and the National Security Advisor on multiple international trips to provide extensive administrative support, including facilitating National Security communications from Air Force One. Following her retirement from the government, Jane was hired by Raytheon Corporation as a Contract Support specialist. This included managing a portfolio of classified programs that provided professional, analytical and technical support to the Intelligence Community. She spent eight years as a Raytheon employee.
Throughout her 47 years as an OLGC parishioner, Jane has remained active at OLGC. She has been a volunteer on many projects, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for years, president of the Women of OLGC, and very involved at OLGC school when her children attended, including one year working as the school secretary. Her current interests remain in outreach which includes involvement with the Lamb Center, Britepaths, CHO, and the “Power Pack” drives for needy Fairfax County children. Jane loves to read, garden, and travel. She currently serves as the Secretary of both the Parish and Finance Councils.
Robert Donald Kelley
Bob and his wife Pam are from Erie, Pa. They have been members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish for 26 years and have been married for 56 years. They have three sons, five grandchildren (All OLGC/3 O’Connell/2 Marshall/ some college graduates and some in progress) and three great-grandchildren. Bob graduated from Cathedral Prep HS in Erie (with OSFS Father Naulty leading Fathers Doyle, McKay, McNally, Nees, Reese and Sarro) on the faculty. He graduated from Gannon University with BA Chemistry and the University of Southern California with MS Systems Management. Bob entered the US Army after college and served 22 years in Command and Staff positions in Aviation and the Information Technology fields. He was qualified to fly airplanes and helicopters. Bob served two aviation tours in Vietnam and was shot down flying a helicopter. He spent six months at Walter Reed Hospital receiving care and was returned to flight status after two more years in recovery. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and was inducted into to the Wall of Fame at the Erie International Airport for his aviation career. After his military retirement, Bob spent the next 30 years as a full time contractor at the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). He served as a pilot and scientist to help develop the optics requirements for future generations of aircraft and satellites. This also required collecting target signatures in the areas of narcotics, camouflage, nuclear and improvised explosive devices.
At OLGC Bob is a member of the OLGC Men’s Club and has served as Vice President and is currently a Member at large. He coordinates and produces the schedules for Donut Socials and their Club’s Annual Calendar. He is a Knight of Columbus and the 9:30 Mass Usher Captain and also ushers at special events. Pam has been a member of 9:30 Mass Choir for the past 26 years. She is also a wonderful wife and has been the family anchor because of Bob’s many travel requirements.