Board of Directors

Our Founders

Frank Batten, Sr.
Joshua P. Darden, Jr.

Our Officers

R. Bruce Bradley
Chair

T. Richard Litton, Jr.
Vice-Chair

Bonnie B. Sutton
President and CEO

Owen Griffin
Treasurer

Jane Short
Assistant Treasurer

John Stein
Secretary

Audrey Settle
Assistant Secretary

Permanent Directors

Frank Batten, Jr.
Landmark Media Enterprises

Joan P. Brock
Community Volunteer

Conrad M. Hall
Dominion Enterprises (Ret.)

Thomas G. Johnson, Jr.
Willcox & Savage, P.C

Directors

Reed Atkins
CI Azumano Travel

Kristal Audain
Groundworks

Bobby Beasley, III
Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

Charles Birdsong
Birdsong Peanuts

Wendi Butler
Wells Fargo

Stephanie Adler Calliott
Community Volunteer

Robin S. Cooke
TowneBank

 

Todd Copeland
RST Development, LLC

Cedricka Dalton
Community Volunteer

Amanda Gift
Brown Advisory

Sharon Goodwyn
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Chris Graves
PRA Group, Inc.

Gwen S. Green
Ford Motor Company

Owen Griffin
Northfield Medical Manufacturing LLC

 

Christopher S. Johnson
Truist Bank

Evan Kalfus
KPMG LLP

Fred Kirschbaum
Checkered Flag

Allison McDuffie
Community Volunteer

Vicky McPherson
Ligado Networks

James Noel
The Franklin Johnston Group

Ellis H. Pretlow
Bessemer Trust

Louis Ryan
Community Volunteer

Aaron Schaefer
Community Volunteer

Don Scott
Breit Biniazan Trial Lawyers
Law Office of Don Scott

Audrey Settle
Community Volunteer

Jane R. Short
Community Volunteer

Jim Shumadine
Community Volunteer

John Stein
Baker’s Crust, Inc.

Morgan Whayland
Virginia Natural Gas

Superintendent Director

Dr. John B. Gordon III
Suffolk Public Schools

Honorary Directors

LaKeesha S. “Klu” Atkinson
Portsmouth School Board

Dr. Elie Bracy III
Portsmouth Public Schools

Dr. Sharon I. Byrdsong
Norfolk Public Schools

Lauren Campsen
Norfolk School Board

Dr. Jared A. Cotton
Chesapeake Public Schools

Charlena Jones
Northampton County Public Schools

Dr. Lisa Martin
Northampton County Public Schools

Kimberly Melnyk
Virginia Beach School Board

John M. McCormick
Chesapeake Public Schools

Dr. Donald Robertson
Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Kimberly A. Slingluff
Suffolk School Board