Meet the Board – Dr. Gregory Kauffman, MD, FACC

Dr. Gregory Kauffman, MD, FACC

Dr. Gregory J. Kauffman is Chief, Department of Medicine, at Mary Washington Hospital here in Fredericksburg and a Cardiologist with Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg. He was inspired by Gwyneth’s story and Joel & Jennifer’s drive to prevent other parents from having to face a child’s death from a potentially  preventable cardiac condition. Dr. Kaufman believes it is vital to give back so that it can be passed forward to others. 

A recent healthy obsession of Dr. Kauffman’s is road cycling, throughout all seasons, with the amazing Fredericksburg Cycling community. It helped him get through the demanding pandemic time. In his free time, Dr. Kauffman enjoys picking weeds and gardening around the house, as well as going on dates with his wife Gayle, now that we are empty nesters at home!

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Joel Griffin

Chairman & Co-Founder

Joel Griffin is co-founder and chairman of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Gwyneth’s Gift was founded in 2015 by Joel and Jennifer Griffin in honor of their oldest daughter, Gwyneth. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist with 25 years of private industry consulting experience and 20 years in government contracting. He is the Founder and CEO of Riphean, a regional growth management firm.

Joel is committed to philanthropy within the region through local nonprofits and organizations that strengthen local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Hospital Foundation, and Germanna Educational Foundation. Joel was recognized for his impact and leadership within the region, receiving the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award in 2022.

In addition to the regional award, Joel received the Valor Award from Loudon County for his life-saving efforts in an emergency. He also received the Patriotic Civilian Service Award given by the U.S. Army for actions taken immediately and following 9/11 at The Pentagon in 2001.