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2021 Chairs

Board ChairJames Spore
Vice ChairShepelle Watkins-White
Immediate Past ChairJoanne Inman
TreasurerPeter Graham
Foundation ChairMichael Ives
Campaign ChairChristopher Graves
Mission United ChairDavid Bernd
United for Children ChairLewis Webb
Community Investments Committee ChairFrank Brooks
Community Investments Committee Vice ChairEva Poole
Marketing ChairDonald Blankinship
African American Leadership Society Chair
Tom Hasty
Women United Vice ChairErin Ruane
Young Philanthropists ChairAubrey Thomas

David Bernd

CEO (Ret.) Sentara Healthcare

Donald Blankinship

Director of Marketing & Sales TechArk

Andrea Bradley

Assistant Vice President of Claims GEICO

Robert Broermann

Senior Vice President & CFO Sentara Healthcare

Frank Brooks

Associate Broker Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty

Amy Carrier

President Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Dr. Jared Cotton

Superintendent Chesapeake Public Schools

Denys Diaz

Executive Vice President, CIO TowneBank

Marianne Dickerson

Educator (Ret.)

Patrick Duhaney

City Manager City of Virginia Beach

Michael Gentry

Executive Vice President & COO Sentara Healthcare

Dawn Glynn

President, Retail & Private Banking TowneBank

Peter Graham

Chief Financial Officer PRA Group

Christopher Graves

Executive Vice President PRA Group

Thomas Hasty

Sr. Executive Vice President & Chief Regulatory Risk Mgmt. Officer TowneBank

Kurt Hofelich

Vice President Ambulatory Services Sentara Healthcare

Joanne Inman

President Sentara Leigh Hospital

Michael Ives

Community Volunteer

David Mele

President Homes Media Solutions Dominion Enterprises/Landmark Media Enterprises

Dr. Angela Mercer

Physician Norfolk Community Health Center

Gary Philbin

CEO (ret.) Dollar Tree

Eva Poole

Director of Public Libraries City of Virginia Beach

Beth Roberts

Human Resources Director GEICO

Erin Ruane

Sr. Vice President Marketing & Sales Homes Media Solutions/Dominion Enterprises

Jane Short

Founder & Principal JRS Consulting LLC

Dr. Aaron Spence

Superintendent Virginia Beach City Public Schools

James Spore

President & CEO Reinvent Hampton Roads

Deborah Stearns

Senior Vice President JLL

Bryan Stephens

President & CEO Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Aubrey Thomas

Director Regional Site Management USAA

Shepelle Watkins-White

Director Government & Community Affairs Virginia Natural Gas

Lewis Webb

Partner Kaufman & Canoles

Ryan Young

Senior Tax Manager Cavanaugh Nelson PLC

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