HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Development Program Alumni

2018 Graduates

Trina Addsion, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Michele Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University

Pamela Arnold, Virginia Commonwealth University

Karen Askew, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Elizabeth Bartol, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Tedra Baskerville, VCU Health System

Isis Blount, Virginia Retirement System

Lena Calla Metcalf, Thompson Creek Window Company

Valarie Carter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Charlotte Dean, YMCA of Greater Richmond

Tamara Del Rosario, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Shannon Edwards, United Network for Organ Sharing

Kisha Fuller, Federal Reserve Bank of Virginia

Jovette Gadson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Donna Gassie, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Genesha Gibson, Virginia Commonwealth  University

Jennifer Hatchett, City of Richmond

Amanda Hill, Virginia Commonwealth University

Denise Jones, RE/MAX Signature

Stacy Jones, VCU Health System

Cynthia McMillan, University of Richmond

LaToya Pettiford, Virginia Commonwealth University

Donna Pletch, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Tamekia Simmons, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

Lucy Carter Smith, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Stephanie Toney, Virginia Department of Health

Susan Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dionne Woody, City of Richmond

2017 Graduates

Janina Arrington, Thomas Nelson Community College

Stephanie Boehles, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Charlene Brown, City of Richmond

LaTryce Butler, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sharon Campbell, University of California, San Diego

Brandi Carraway, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Cameron Carter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kimberly Chen, City of Richmond, Department of Planning and Development

Tierra Easter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Janel Hofler, City of Virginia Beach

Bianca Horner, Virginia State University

Abby Houser, University of Richmond

Jasmine Lewis, University of Virginia Madison House

Tammy Lewis, Virginia Union University

Ashleigh Luck, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jean McClellan-Holt, Old Dominion University

Kirsten McKinney, University of Richmond

Angela Nelson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Heather Nunnally, Virginia Commonwealth University

Lois Paige, Virginia State University

Kirsten Petrocelli, University of Richmond

Tina Petrone, Thompson Creek Window Company

Paula Saylor-Robinson, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Roberta Seay, VCU Health System

Carolyn Smart, University of Richmond

Cassandra Taylor-Anderson, University of Richmond

Jean Thomas Banks, Virginia Commonwealth University

Latanya Walker, Virginia Tech

Kesha Wilson, Norfolk State University

2016 Graduates

Tawyana Athey, University of Richmond

Janice Baab, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kimberly Batts-Brickhouse, Child Care Aware of Virginia

Talia Brown, United Methodist Family Services

Michelle Carpenter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Cassalia, University of Richmond

Michelle Coward, City of Richmond

Charlene Easter, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Leslie Fehan, VCU Health System

Jocelyn Harrison, Richmond Department for Social Services

Cheryl Hofmeister, Aetna

Andrea Hott, Commonwealth of Virginia

Carol Ann Irby, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jonette Jackson, Virginia State University

Linda Jackson, Virginia Union University

Marcia James, Virginia State University

Samantha Joyner, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jaquetta Merriweather, Virginia Department of Corrections

Amy Miller, Virginia Commonwealth University

Julie Molloy, Virginia Union University

Anna Mooney, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Elizabeth Pishchalnikova, Virginia Commonwealth University

Brook Pittinger, Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Alana Robinson, Charles Ryan Associates

Amy Taloma, Virginia Commonwealth University

LaTasia Turpin, General Electric

Logan Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kayla Watts, Virginia Commonwealth University

Shermayne Webster, Virginia State University

Nicole Wilkerson, City of Richmond

Karen Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

Rachel Worthington, Virginia Commonwealth University

Syndra Yancey, WestRock

2015 Graduates

Peggy Andrews, Virginia Commonwealth University

Melissa Barnes, Norfolk State University

Circe Black, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Freida Bolling, Continental Societies, Inc.

Lateshia Brown, Goochland Powhatan Community Services

Shannon Cribbs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Lori Dachille, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Sandra Edgell, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jenae Harrington, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tishaun Harris Ugworji, Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Katrice Hunt, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Lene Hunt, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kristie Inge, Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Tillie Jackson, City of Richmond

Cynthia Kiefer, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing

Nasha Lewis, Virginia Commonwealth Univesity

Sania Marcoccia, Virginia Commonwealth University

Angela McGrath, Virginia Commonwealth Univesity

Antionette Rivers, Virginia School for Nurse Aides

Valerie Robnolt, Virginia Commonwealth University

Alexandra Rooke, Bridging RVA

Keisha Stephenson, City of Richmond

Kimberly Stevens, Virginia Commonwealth Univesity

Gay Stokes, City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities

Helen Beth Taylor, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Marti Tomlin-Allen, University of Richmond

Maya Vincelli, University of Richmond

Lynn Welton, Virginia Commonwealth University

2014 Graduates

Yakira Alston, Virginia Commonwealth University

Rebecca Branch-Griffin, Virginia State University

Hannah Burson, Capital Area Health Network

Deborah Butler, Virginia Commonwealth University

Brooke Cessna, Virginia ABC

Wanda Clary, Virginia Commonwealth University

Marcia Dubois, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Joyce Foster, Virginia Commonwealth University

Karen Gregory, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Shanza Isom, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sharon Johnson, Virginia commonwealth university

Carolina Johnson Wilson, Virginia Commonwealth University

June Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole Jones, Library of Virginia

Marketa Lee, Virginia Retirement System

Kimberly Matthews, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Jacqueline McDonnough, VCU SOE Teaching and Learning

Victoria Moore, Virginia Retirement System

Chevelle Moss-Savage, Virginia State University

Nichole Page, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Marika Peterson, Southside Virginia Community College

Jackie Picco, Estes-Express Lines

Anna Pope, Virginia Retirement System

DaNika Robinson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tanya Satterwhite, Virginia State University

Kellie Slutzah, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tiffini Smith, Bridging Richmond

Robin Watkins, Virginia Commonwealth University

Joyce Wilkins, Virginia State University

2013 Graduates

Bernadette Battle, Southside Virginia Community College

Kimberly Bradley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Wanda Brown, City of Richmond

Jennifer Chapman, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jewell Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University

Lanae Dowe, Virginia State University

Sharna Gannaway, Virginia State University

Bonita Glover, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Hannah Hess, Lululemon

Charleyne Kelley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Juanita Lee, JIREH Construction Co., Inc.

Matilda Lynch, Virginia Commonwealth University

Louise Mason, VCU Medical Center

Ashley Pleasants, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jonet Prevost-White, City of Richmond

Lakesha Roney, Innerself Counseling and Consultation

Eileen Truax, Virginia Commonwealth University

Felita Tucker-Battle, Virginia Commonwealth University

Pamela Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

2012 Graduates

Marquita Aguilar, Virginia Commonwealth University

Lauren Austin, Feedmore

Margaret Booker, Richmond Montessori School

Tina Braden, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tanisha Dorsey, Virginia Department of Social Services

Jennifer Elswick, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula Giles, City of Richmond

Paula Harpster, Virginia State Government

Jessica Hench, College of William & Mary

Yourdonous James, Virginia State University

Florence Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ella Jones, Virginia State University

Tiffany Patron, City of Richmond

April Steele, Virginia Commonwealth University

Beverly Walker, Virginia Commonwealth University

Danielle Watkins, Virginia State University

Terry Worrell, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

2011 Graduates

Leslie Bozeman, Virginia Commonwealth University

Marie Chapin, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jacquelyn Cowan, County of Chesterfield

Crystal Crockett, Virginia State University

Gwendolyn Dandridge, Virginia State University

Terri Dickerson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Deborah Farmer, Virginia Commonwealth University

Cheryl Fleming, Office of the Attorney General

Sachiko Goode, Virginia State University

Donna Jackson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Elizabeth Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Lisa Miles, University of Richmond

Jasmine Patron, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA

Andrea Perseghin, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jennifer Powell, Office of the Attorney General

Victoria Sanders, Sanders for Women's Health

LaTasha Wyche, Virginia Commonwealth University

2010 Graduates

Pamela Ash, University of Richmond

Felicia Bolling, Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation

Karen Brown-Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jane Dowrick, UR Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Belinda Friday, Virginia Department of Correctional Education

Judy Gary, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jane Hardell, Henrico Community Corrections Program

Lisa Hatcher Byles, Byles Financial Planning, LLC

Marcy Johnson, United Methodist Family Services

Stephanie Kite, Virginia Department of Transportation

Sheena Lyle, Lyle Professional Consulting, LLC

Mandy Moffett, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeannine Perry, Longwood University

Constance Peyton, Virginia Commonwealth University

Duane Robertson, Bank of America

Dionne Shepperson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Valerie Wallen, RTI International

2009 Graduates

Widad Abed, Richmond Public Schools

Katrina Bagley, McGuire Woods, LLP

Connie Ballard, LongWood University

Shiela Battle, Department of Social Services

Carol Brown, Virginia Department of Correctional Education

Lorie Coker, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Davis, Spotts Fain PC

Zanetta Ford, Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People

Karen Gilliam, Virginia Commonwealth University

Constance Glenn, City of Richmond

Deborah Hanson, Soul Purpose

Danise Harmon, Virginia Commonwealth University

Valerie Harris, VCU Health System

Amanda Healy, Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Maryann Himes-Fields, University of Virginia

Elke Jack, Anthem

Maro Mitchell, Northern Virginia Community College

Levita Nesbitt, Virginia Education Association

Susan Teague-Rector, IBM Watson Health

2008 Graduates

Iva Brown, Home Again

LaRuth Ensley, University of Phoenix

Betty Forbes, VCU Medical Center

Karen Gage, Capital One

Beth Harper, St. Joseph's Villa

Rose Hatcher, Aetna

Joyce Johnson, Virginia Heroes Incorporated

Brinda Lee, Metropolitan Technology Solutions, Corp.

Jeanne McNeil, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tiffany Murray, Virginia Commonwealth University

Anita Nadal, School of World Studies

Cassandra Reynolds, Hunton & Williams

Beatrice Robinson, Boaz and Ruth

LaForest F. Williams, Virginia Commonwealth University

2007 Graduates

Rachelle Booker, Strategic Staffing

K. Johnson Bowles, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Katherine Clay-Bassard, Virginia Commonwealth University

Beth Coakley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Annemarie Delgado, Norfolk State University

Christine Diggs, Virginia State University

Angela Duncan, VCUHS

Julia Galloway, Central Virginia Food Bank

Amy Harris, Richmond Public Schools

Michelle D. Hawkins, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

Katherine Vatalaro Hill, VCU Wellness Resource Center

Mia Horace, Virginia Union University

Dawn Howard, VA Department of Social Services

Michelle Jones, VA Department of Housing & Community Development

Juliette Landphair, University of Mary Washington

Lorae Ponder, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA, Inc.

Julie Sulik, Friends Association for Children

Kate Turner, Media General

Jacqueline Woody, Department of Environmental Resources

2006 Graduates

Beverly Boone Harris, Norfolk State University

Kimberly Brown, Virginia Tech

Molly Brunk, MST Institute

Karen Casteele, Radford University

Andrea Collins Tatum, Virginia State University

Erica Holmes, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Xochela James, Virginia Commonwealth University

Salathia Johnson, Virginia Supportive Housing/ Homebuy 5

Michelle Jones-Finney, James Solomon Russell Middle School

Sonya Lamb, Virginia Commonwealth University

Rachel Maddux, Virginia Commonwealth University

Harriet Morrison, Halifax Community College

Sandra Nutall, Virginia Commonwealth University

Susannah O'Donnell, George Mason University

Faye Prichard, Virginia Commonwealth University

Blair Sanyour, The Nature Conservancy

Monica Spencer, Greater Ebenezer A.M.E Church

Shawn Vinson-Briggs, Saint Paul's College

Geraldine Woodley, Saint Paul's College

Anita Wynn, Saint Paul's College

2005 Graduates

Veronica Barrell, United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond, Inc

Valery Bates-Brown, Virginia State University

Mariama Boney, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Valerie Wiggins Burke, Brunswick Co. Department of Social Services

Carolyn Burton, Greater Richmond ARC

Rosalie Corona, Virginia Commonwealth Univerisity

Jean Elliott, Virginia Tech

Zarina Fazaldin, L & Z Historic, LLC

Dorothy Fillmore, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Hakala, James Madison University

Greta Harris, Better Housing Coalition

Ellen Krauss, St. Christopher School

Lucretia McCulley, University of Richmond Libraries / University of Richmond

Margaret McGugan, Virginia Employment Commission

Pamela Norris, University of Virginia

Tracy Richardson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Betty Richardson Reppert, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jackie Tugman, Virginia Military Institute

2004 Graduates

Jacqueline Anderson, School of Theology, VUU

Deidre Bryant, Choose Your Provider

Denise Cooper, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Selena Cozart, University of Virginia

Charlene Crawley, Virginia Commonwealth University

Miriam Davidow, Richmond City Public Schools

Molly Davis, George Mason University

Torey Edmonds, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula Freeman, VCU-Academic Technology

Laverne Hanes-Stevens, New Seasons Counseling, Coaching and Consulting

Valerie Holton, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kristen Jacobson, Lutheran Pastor/Bon Secours Richmond

Wanda Martin, Hanover Community Services

Angelina Overvold, Virginia Commonwealth University

Vivian Pair, Hendall Inc.

Paula Parker, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Tammy Rose, Strengthening Families Program/Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

Wanda Rue, Transformation Retreats, Inc.

Susan Sekerke, The Daily Planet 

Carol Uzzle, Reveille United Methodist Church

Johnette Walker, East District Family Resource Center

Cricket White, Initiatives of Change

Lisa Williams, McKesson Corporation

Denise Wise, East Team Board

Lynn Woodson, University of Virginia

2003 Graduates

Lynda Sharp Anderson, Senior Center of Greater Richmond

Helen Aspaas, Virginia Commonwealth University

Doris Batts, Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Sandra Weaver Brownlee, First African Baptist Church

Deborah M. Burton, Living Word of God Tabernacle of Deliverance

Pamela Chavis, Medical Univ South Carolina

Kimberly Clark, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

Littycia Clay-Crawley, Faith Community Baptist Church

Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, Tidewater Community College

Sharon Dawson, College of Humanities and Sciences

She'ron Fields, Greene Elementary

Marilyn Fitts, Faith Community Baptist Church

Peggy Friedenberg, Congregation Beth Ahabah

Faith Harris, Virginia Union University

Queen Harris, Fifth Baptist Church

Kathy Henderson, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Debora Logan, Trinity Baptist Church

Dudley Luck, Mary Baldwin College

Aleta Meyer, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Mary Parnell, Exodus Family Institute Inc.

Jennifer Phillips, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kammi Phillips, Saint Paul's Baptist Church

Donna Reamy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Barbara Robbins, Rocky Hill Stables

Katherine Weese, Hampden-Sydney College

Valerie Williams, Resurrection Ministry Inc.

Farra Worrell, Women of Grace Ministries

2002 Graduates

Faye Belgrave, Virginia Commonwealth University

C. Delores Booker, First African Baptist Church

MarQuita Carmichael Burton, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Johnna Coleman-Yates, Tidewater Community College

Veverley Coverton-Brown, Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Gloria W. Flowers, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehab Hospital

Giola Forbes, New Deliverance Evangelistic Church

D. Patricia Gray, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sylvia Singleton Harris, First Baptist Church

Camisha Jones, University of Richmond

Brenda Jordan-Shelton, Unknown

Delores McQuinn, Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Gladys Nunnally, Virginia State University

Valerie Salaam, Richmond City Council

Elizabeth Gayle Walker, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School

Lynne Washington, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

2001 Graduates

Beverly Abdus-Sabur, Richmond City Public Schools

Zenoria Adbus-Salaam, Masjid Bilal

Brenda Brown, Henrico County

Daphne Bryan, Hayes E. Willis Health Center

Paige Chargois, Hope in the Cities

Christine El Amin, Masjio Bilal

Patty Hale, Lynchburg College

Judy Horton, Suburban Hospital

Cheryl Ivey Green, First Baptist Church, South Richmond

Gwen Mansini, Mechanicsville Christian Center

Judy McMillan, Tidewater Community College

Wanda Mitchell, Hampton University

Cheryl Mitchem, Virginia State University

Katrinia Murray, Fourth Baptist Church

Mari Normyle, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Mary Katherine O'Connor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary O'Neill, Northern Virginia Community College

Valerie Taylor, Word of Life Ministries

Roberta Walker, Westwood Baptist Church

Kim Ward, Virginia Union University

Beverly Warren, Virginia Commonwealth University

Heather Warren, University of Virginia

Elsie Weatherington, Virginia State University

Dorothy Winningham, New Bethel Christian Fellowship, International

Class of 2016

Tawyana Athey

University of Richmond

Kimberly Batts-Brickhouse

Child Care Aware of Virginia

Talia Brown

United Methodist Family Services

Michelle Carpenter

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Cassalia

University of Richmond

Michelle Coward

City of Richmond

Charlene Easter

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Leslie Fehan

VCU Health System

Jocelyn Harrison

Richmond Department for Social Services

Cheryl Hofmeister

Aetna

Andrea Hott

Commonwealth of Virginia

Carol Ann Irby

Virginia Commonwealth University

Linda Jackson

Virginia Union University

Jonette Jackson

Virginia State University

Marcia James

Virginia State University

Samantha Joyner

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jaquetta Merriweather

Entrepreneur

Amy Miller

Virginia Commonwealth University

Julie Molloy

Virginia Union University

Anna Mooney

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Elizabeth Pishchalnikova

Virginia Commonwealth University

Brook Pittinger

Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Alana Robinson

Charles Ryan Associates

LaTasia Turpin

General Electric

Logan Vetrovec

Virginia Commonwealth University

Kayla Watts

Virginia Commonwealth University

Shermayne Webster

Virginia State University

Nicole Wilkerson

City of Richmond

Karen Williams

Virginia Commonwealth University

Rachel Worthington

Virginia Commonwealth University

Syndra Yancey

WestRock

Class of 2015

Peggy Andrews

Virginia Commonwealth University

Melissa Barnes

Norfolk State University

Circe Black

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Freida Bolling

Continental Societies, Inc

Lateshia Brown

Goochland Powhatan Community Services

Shannon Cribbs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lori Dachille

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Sandra Edgell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Janaé Harrington

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tishaun Harris Ugworji

Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Katrice Hunt

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Lené Hunt

Virginia Commonwealth University

Kristie Inge

Highwoods Properties, Inc

Tillie Jackson

Procurement Services, City of Richmond

Cynthia Kiefer

Virginia Commonwealth University

Nasha Lewis

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sania Marcoccia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Angela McGrath

Virginia Commonwealth University

Antoinette Rivers

Virginia School for Nurse Aides

Valerie Robnolt

Virginia Commonwealth University

Alexandra Rooke

Bridging RVA

Keisha Stephenson

Division of Property Maintenance Code Enforcement, City of Richmond

Kimberly Stevens

Virginia Commonwealth University

Gay Stokes

Department of Public Utilities, City of Richmond

Helen Beth Taylor

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Marti Tomlin-Allen

University of Richmond

Maya Vincelli

University of Richmond

Lynn Welton

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2014

Yakira Alston

Virginia Commonwealth University

Rebecca Branch-Griffin

Virginia State University

Hannah Burson

Capital Area Health Network

Deborah Butler

Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention

Brooke Cessna

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Wanda Clary

Virginia Commonwealth University

Marcia DuBois

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Joyce Foster

Virginia Commonwealth University

Shanza Isom

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sharon Johnson

Virginia Commonwealth University

June Jones

Virginia Commonwealth University

Nicole Jones

Virginia Community Colleges System

Marketa Lee

Virginia Retirement System

Kimberly Matthews

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Jacqueline McDonnough

Virginia Commonwealth University

Victoria Moore

Virginia Retirement System

Chevelle Moss-Savage

Virginia State University

Nichole Page

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Marika Peterson

Southside Virginia Community College

Jacki Picco

Estes-Express Linas

Anna Pope

Virginia Retirement System

DaNika Robinson

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tanya Satterwhite

Virginia State University

Kellie Slutzah

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tiffini Smith

Bridging Richmond

Robin Watkins

Virginia Commonwealth University

Joyce Wilkins

Virginia State University

Carolina Wilson

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2013

Bernadette Battle

Counselor/Administrator

Southside Virginia Community College

Kimberly Bradley

Manager, Clinical Research Services Coordinator Pool

Virginia Commonwealth University

Wanda Brown

Administrative Program Support Assistant

City of Richmond

Jennifer Chapman

Assistant Director of Operations, University Student Commons & Activities

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jewell Davis

Research and Fiscal Assistant, School of Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lanae Dowe

Coordinator for Student Organizations and Leadership Development

Virginia State University

Sharna Gannaway

Alunmi Relations Assistant

Virginia State University

Bonita Glover

Technical Training Manager

Department of Motor Vehicles

Hannah Hess

Key Leader

lululemon athletica

Charleyne Kelley

Business Manager, Performance Management Group

Virginia Commonwealth University

Juanita Lee

Vice President/Controller

JIREH Construction Co., Inc.

Matilda Lynch

Administrative Specialist, School of Mass Communications

Virginia Commonwealth University

Louise Mason

Chaplain Resident

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Ashley Pleasants

Administrative Assistant, School of Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Maria Poindexter

Manager of Training and Development

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Jonet Prevost-White

Executive Assistant

City of Richmond

Lakesha Roney

Director of University Counseling Center

Virginia State University

Eileen Truax

Contract Administrator Inspector

Virginia Commonwealth University

Felita Tucker-Battle

Contract Administrator, Technology Services

Virginia Commonwealth University

Pamela Williams

Executive Assistant, School of Mass Communications

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2012

Marquita Aguilar

Administrative Staff Assistant, College of Humanities and Sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lauren Austin

Program Coordinator

FeedMore

Jenni Booker

Director of Donor Relations

Higher Achievement

Tina Braden

Personnel and Operations Coordinator, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tanisha Dorsey

AmeriCorps Program Officer

Virginia Department of Social Services

Jennifer Elswick

Director for Strategic Initiatives and Assistant to Chair, Department of Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula Giles

Administrative Program Support

City of Richmond

Paula Harpster

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

Virginia State Government

Jessica Hench

Transfer Advisor, University College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yourdonus James

Director of Conference Services

Virginia State University

Florence Johnson

Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University

Ella Jones

Administrative for Associate Vice President, Financial Aid

Virginia State University

Tiffany Patron

Administrative Project Analysis

City of Richmond

Felecia Reid

Office Manager, Student Activities

Virginia State University

April Steele

Tech Squad Administrator, Technology Services

Virginia Commonwealth University

Beverly Walker

Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, University Student Commons & Activities

Virginia Commonwealth University

Danielle Watkins

Special Projects Manager

Virginia State University

Terry Worrell

Training and Organizational Development Consultant, Performance Management Group

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2011

Leslie Bozeman

Coordinator of Doctoral Student Services, School of Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Marie Chapin

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jackie Cowan

Assistant Director for the Annual Fund

United Methodist Family Services (UMFS)

Crystal Crockett

Assistant Director for the Annual Fund

Virginia State University

Gwendolyn Dandridge

Director of Academic Marketing and Communications

Virginia State University

Terri Dickerson

Personnel Administrator, Office of Vice Provost for Instruction

Virginia Commonwealth University

Deborah Farmer

Patient Registration Rep, Emergency Registration Department

VCU Health Systems

Cheryl Fleming

Administrative Legal Secretary Senior

Office of the Attorney General

Sachiko Goode

Executive Assistance/General Administrative Coordinator

Virginia State University

Donna Jackson

Director, Office of Student Outreach Programs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Elizabeth Johnson

Senior Research Analyst, Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lisa Miles

Assistant Director, Common Ground

University of Richmond

Jasmine Patron

Office Manager

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Virginia

Andrea Perseghin

Director of Education and Outreach, Parkinson's Disease Center

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jennifer Powell

Administrative Legal Secretary Senior

Office of the Attorney General

Victoria Sanders

Consultant

Sanders for Women's Health

LaTasha Wyche

Compliance Manager, Facilities Management

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2010

Pamela Ash

Human Resources Consultant

University of Richmond

Felicia Bolling

Housing Education Specialist

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Karen Brown-Davis

Program Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University

Lisa Hatcher Byles

Director

Byles Financial Planning Business, LLC

Jane Dowrick

Director

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Belinda Friday

Deputy Superintendent of Adult Operations

Virginia Department of Correctional Education

Judy Gary

Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jane Hardell

Probation Services Supervisor

Henrico Community Corrections Program

Marcy Johnson

Vice President of Programs

United Methodist Family Services

Stephanie Kite

Administrative Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sheena Lyle

CEO/Program Director

Lyle Professional Consulting, LLC

Mandy Moffett

Assistant to the Executive Associate Dean and Building Manager

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jeannine Perry

Associate Professor and Interim Dean

Longwood University

Constance Peyton

Department Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University

Duane Robertson

Sales Support Manager

Bank of America

Valerie Wallen

Director

University of Richmond

Class of 2009

Widad Abed

Assistant principal

Richmond Public Schools

Katrina Bagley

Legal secretary

McGuire Woods, LLP

Connie Ballard

Director, Office of Professional Services

Longwood University

Sheila Battle

Superintendent of finance

Department of Social Services

Carol Brown

Assistant state supervisor

Virginia Department of Corrections

Lorie Coker

Program coordinator, Lobs & Lessons

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Davis

Shareholder, Attorney

Spotts Fain PC

Zanetta Ford

Development manager

Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People

Constance Glenn

Administrative project analyst

City of Richmond

Karen Gilliam

Director of financial aid

Virginia Commonwealth University

Deborah Hanson

Program manager of asset development

Virginia Supportive Housing

Danise Harmon

Sports Center business manager

Virginia Commonwealth University

Valerie Harris

Office manager, MCV Physicians

VCU Health System

Amanda Healy

Director, Center for Housing

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Maryann Himes-Fields

Administrator, UVA Health System

University of Virginia

Elke Jack

Research analyst, Provost and VP Academic Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Maro Mitchell

Director, Judicial Affairs

Virginia Union University

Levetta Nesbitt

Uniserv director

Virginia Education Association

Susan Teague-Rector

Web applications manager

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2008

Iva Brown

Program director

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

LaRuth Ensley

Business professional

University of Phoenix

Betty Forbes

Professor, Pathology and Medicine

VCU Medical Center

Karen Gage

Administrative assistant

Capital One

Beth Harper

Administrative assistant

St. Joseph’s Villa

Rose Hatcher

Administrative coordinator

Aetna

Joyce Johnson

Connective team coordinator

Virginia Heroes Inc.

Brinda Lee

Administrative professional

Self-employed

Jeanne McNeil

Business manager
VCU Life Sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tiffany Murray

Coordinator of development and alumni relations, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University

Anita Nadal

Spanish instructor liaison, School of World Studies

Virginia Commonwealth University

Cassandra Reynolds

Administrative coordinator

Hunton and Williams

Beatrice Robinson

Connective team coordinator

Boaz and Ruth

LaForest Williams

Administrative professional

Virginia Commonwealth University

Class of 2007

Rachelle Booker

Coordinator of member programs

Leadership Metro Richmond

K. Johnson Bowles

Director

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Katherine Clay-Bassard

Professor, Department of English

Virginia Commonwealth University

Beth Coakely

Associate director of alumni and donor relations

Virginia Commonwealth University

Annemarie Delgado

Senior grants administrator

Norfolk State University

Christine Diggs

Director, University Counseling Center

Virginia State University

Angela Duncan

Chaplain, Pauley Heart Center

VCU Medical Center

Julia Galloway

Program coordinator

Central Virginia Food Bank

Amy Harris

Human resource associate

Richmond Public Schools

Michelle D. Hawkins

Administrative coordinator

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

Katherine Vatalaro Hill

Assistant director, Office of Health Promotion

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mia Horace

Director, Richmond Empowering Youth Program

William Byrd Community House

Dawn Howard

Technical assistance coordinator

Virginia Department of Social Services

Michelle Jones

Associate director

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Juliette Landphair

Dean, Westhampton College

University of Richmond

Lorae Ponder

Vice president, Programs and Housing Operations

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Julie Sulik

Communication coordinator

Friends Association

Kate Turner

Director of volunteer services

Media General

Jacqueline Woody

Community and legislative affairs coordinator

Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George’s County, Md.

Class of 2006

Kimberly Brown

Director, University Academic Advising Center

Virginia Tech

Molly Brunk

Director of quality assurance

MSI Institute

Karen Casteele

Chief of staff

Radford University

Andrea Collins

Director of alumni relations

Virginia State University

Beverly Harris

Director of disability services, ADA coordinator

Norfolk State University

Xochela James

Director, College Success Program

Virginia Commonwealth University

Salathia Johnson

Program coordinator

Virginia Supportive Housing, Homebuy 5

Michelle Jones-Finney

Director of Child Development Center, Single Parent Support System

Saint Paul’s College

Sonya Lamb

Academic counselor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Rachel Maddux

Director, Residential Life and Housing

Virginia Commonwealth University

Erica Meredith

Dean, School of Business, Information Systems and Public Safety

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Harriet Morrison

Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Sandra Nutall

Academic adviser, assistant professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Susannah O'Donnell

Director of budget and personnel, Office of Admissions

George Mason University

Faye Prichard

Instructor of English

Virginia Commonwealth University

Blair Sanyour

Relationship manager

United Way of Greater Richmond

Monica Spencer

Pastor

Greater Ebenezer A.M.E Church

Shawn Vinson-Briggs

Director of academic support, assistant to the provost

Saint Paul’s College

Geraldine Woodley

Assistant professor, Department of Business Administration

Saint Paul’s College

Anita Wynn

Special assistant to the president

Saint Paul’s College

Class of 2005

Veronica Barrell

Executive director

United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond Inc.

Valery Bates-Brown

Assistant vice president for academic support services

Virginia State University

Mariama Boney

Associate director of programs and partnerships

American Association of University Women

Valerie Wiggins Burke

Senior social worker

Brunswick County Department of Social Services

Rosalie Corona

Assistant professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jean Elliot

Communications manager

Virginia Tech

Zarina Fazaldin

President

L & Z Historic, LLC

Dorothy Fillmore

Coordinator, Department of Forensic Science

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Hakala

Academic and career adviser

James Madison University

Greta Harris

Senior program director, Richmond Office

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Carolyn Hering

Director, Geronimo Lacrosse League

Chapter Adviser, Phi Mu Sorority

Ellen Krauss

Administrative assistant and special programs coordinator

St. Christopher School

Lucretia McCulley

Head of outreach and instruction services

University of Richmond Libraries

Margaret McGugan

Information technology systems analyst

Virginia Employment Commission

Pamela Norris

Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering

University of Virginia

Betty Richardson Reppert

Associate director, University Student Health Services

Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Richardson

Information technology specialist II

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jackie Tugman

Assistant director of admissions

Virginia Military Institute

Class of 2004

Jacqueline Anderson

Administrative assistant, School of Theology

Virginia Union University

Deidre Bryant

Project link manager

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Denise Cooper

Substance abuse clinician

Richmond Behavorial Health Authority

Selena Cozart

Assistant professor

University of Virginia

Charlene Crawley

Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Miriam Davidow

Lobbyist, American Jewish Committee

Jewish Community Council of Greater Richmond

Molly Davis

Associate professor

George Mason University

Torey Edmonds

Community liaison specialist, Center for the Study and Prevention of Youth Violence

Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula Freeman

Information technology analyst, Academic Technology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Laverne Hanes-Stevens

President

Renewal Ministries International, LLC

Valerie Holton

Program specialist, Women’s Division

ESI Connections

Kristen Jacobson

Chaplain

Lutheran Pastor, Bon Secours Richmond

Wanda Martin

Board member, Homeward

Coordinator of residential services, Hanover Community Services

Angelina Overvold

Associate professor of French and francophone studies, School of World Studies

Virginia Commonwealth University

Vivian Pair

Information technology analyst

Virginia Commonwealth University

Paula Parker

Executive director

Daughters of Zelophehad

Tammy Rose

Facilitator, Strengthening Families Program

Juvenile Justice Department, City of Richmond

Wanda Rue

Executive director

Transformation Retreats Inc.

Susan Sekerke

Director of development and marketing

Freedom House

Carol Uzzle

Minister for discipleship

Reveille United Methodist Church

Johnette Walker

Director

East District Family Resource Center

Cricket White

Program director

Hope in the Cities

Lisa Williams

Project manager, McKesson Corporation

Administrator, School of Ministry, New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries

Denise Wise

Chair

East Team Board

Lynn Woodson

Director of communications

University of Virginia

Class of 2003

Lynda Sharp Anderson

Westwood Baptist Church

Helen Aspaas

Doris Batts

Sandra Weaver Brownlee

Deborah M. Burton

Pamela Chavis

Kimberly Clark

Program associate, Doctor of Ministry Program

Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

Littycia Clay

Outreach coordinator

Faith Community Baptist Church

Christine Damrose-Mahlmann

Licensed professional counselor

Tidewater Community College

Sharon Dawson

Director of grants management, College of Humanities and Sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University

She’ron Fields

Minister of Christian education

Trinity Baptist Church

Marilyn Fitts

Coordinator of HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Ministry

Faith Community Baptist Church

Peggy Friedenberg

Volunteer

Congregation Beth Ahabah

Faith Harris

Coordinator of graduate student services, School of Theology

Virginia Union University

Queen Harris

Fifth Baptist Church

Kathy Henderson

Assistant superintendant, Sunday School

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Debora Logan

Minister of fine arts, administrative assistant to the pastor

Trinity Baptist Church

Dudley Luck

Associate professor and director of the Postgraduate Teacher Licensure Program
Women’s Institute for Leadership Development

Adult Degree Program, Mary Baldwin College

Aleta Meyer

Co-director

Center for the Study and Prevention of Youth Violence

Mary Parnell

Treasurer

Exodus Family Institute Inc.

Jennifer Phillips

Business and law librarian

Virginia Commonwealth University

Kammi Phillips

Chair, Personnel Committee

Saint Paul’s Baptist Church

Donna Reamy

Assistant chair, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising

Virginia Commonwealth University

Barbara Robbins

Equipper

Womans Missionary Union of Virginia

Katherine Weese

Director of rhetoric, associate professor of English

Hampden-Sydney College

Valerie Williams

Pastor

Resurrection Ministry Inc.

Farra Worrell

Homemaker

Class of 2002

Faye Belgrave

Professor, Department of Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University

C. Delores Booker

Minister of pastoral care

First African Baptist Church

Marquita Burton

Administrative assistant to pastor

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Johnna Coleman-Yates

Director, Upward Bound Office

Tidewater Community College

Veverley Coverton-Brown

Associate minister

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Gloria Flowers

Chaplain

Sheltering Arms Physical Rehab Hospital

Giola Forbes

Housing counselor, Upper Room Housing Ministry

New Deliverance Evangelistic Church

D. Patricia Gray

Associate professor and chair of adult health, School of Nursing

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sylvia Singleton Harris

Dean of girls

First Baptist Church, Kecoughtan High School

Camisha Jones

Community service coordinator

University of Richmond

Brenda Jordan-Shelton

Delores McQuinn

Reverend

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Gladys Nunnally

Director of the honors program

Virginia State University

Valerie Salaam

Senior budget and management analyst, Office of Budget and Strategic Planning

City of Richmond

Elizabeth Walker

Associate dean of students and assistant chaplain

Union Theological Seminary and Presbytarian School

Lynne Washington

Assistant to the bishop

Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Class of 2001

Beverly Abdus-Sabur

Zenoria Adbus-Salaam

Board representative, CDC President/East District Association

Masjio Bilal

Brenda Brown

Faith Landmarks Ministries

Daphne Bryan

Physician

Hayes E. Willis Health Center

Paige Chargois

National associate director

Hope in the Cities

Christine El Amin

Board member

Masjio Bilal

Cheryl Ivey Green

Minister of discipleship

First Baptist Church, South Richmond

Patty Hale

Associate professor

Lynchburg College

Judy Horton

Acting division chair, Health Tech

Northern Virginia Community College

Gwen Mansini

Director of urban ministries

Mechanicsville Christian Center

Judy McMillan

Dean of student and enrollment services

Tidewater Community College

Wanda Mitchell

Chair, Department of Education

Hampton University

Cheryl Mitchem

Chair, Department of Accounting, School of Business

Virginia State University

Katrinia Murray

Administrative assistant

Fourth Baptist Church

Mari Normyle

Assistant dean

Lynchburg College

Mary Katherine O’Connor

Associate professor, School of Social Work

Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary O’Neill

Coordinator of community engagement

Northern Virginia Community College

Joann Richardson

Valerie Taylor

Co-pastor

Word of Life Ministries

Roberta Walker

Associate minister

Westwood Baptist Church

Kim Ward

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Virginia Union University

Beverly Warren

Dean, School of Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Heather Warren

Associate professor

University of Virginia

Elsie Weatherington

Dean, Library and Media Services

Virginia State University

Dorothy Winningham

Administrator

New Bethel United Holy Church International Inc.