Von E. Barron is the Operations Manager for House of Mercy (HOM), serving in that role since October 2016. In this capacity, he supervises Three part time employees and about 125 volunteers in day-to-day operations, including receiving donations, grading them for in-store or bulk sale, pricing, and displaying. Through proven store management practices, Mr. Barron has increased Thrift Store sales from $160K/year to $300K/year. Prior to joining the House of Mercy staff, Mr. Barron worked for grocery stores and super markets for more than 40 years. His experience includes serving as Assistant Store Manager, Store Problem Solver, Product Supervisor, and Store Manager for several Shoppers Food Warehouse stores in Northern Virginia as well as work for Bon Foods and Bloom, a Food Lion company. Mr. Barron’s volunteer activities include working for a food pantry and domestic violence shelter, the Weems-Bott Museum, historical reenactor, and making high school and county presentations on the history of medicine, with emphasis on medicine as practiced both in the North and the South during the American Civil War (1860s).