Advisory Boards & Groups

Volunteer advisory groups, including boards, circles and councils, play an important role in helping the School grow and develop in line with market trends and industry expectations. The following groups offer advice and guidance throughout the School. They also represent alumni and student groups in and beyond the School and University.

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  • SPCS Alumni Association 2020-21


    • President: Duan Hobbs, C’13
    • Vice President: Annette “Nettie” Ardler, C’01
    • Secretary: Vacant
    • Treasurer: Deon Price, C’14
    • Past President: Margaret Dalton, C’12


    • Barbara Barlow, C’08, GC’16
    • Jason Brown, C’08
    • Calvin Callahan, GC’10
    • Fred Gatty, C’16
    • Robert Gentil, GC’14
    • Beth Ann Howard, C’05, GC’15
    • Benjamin Lyman, C’06
    • Tavorise Marks, C’18
    • Sabrina Mayo, C’17
    • Amy Myers, GC’19
    • Lynette Woolfolk, C’12
    • Cherie Wyatt, C’10
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  • SPCS Dean’s Ambassadors Circle (DAC) 2020-21

    The SPCS Dean’s Ambassadors Circle (DAC) is a leadership committee comprised of dedicated and accomplished SPCS alumni, faculty, friends of the school and Richmond area leaders who enthusiastically support the mission, goals and programs of the School. DAC members are willing to donate their time, talents and resources to advance relationships between the School and public/private organizations and individuals in the Richmond community.

    Drawing upon professional and leadership experiences, DAC provides support to the Dean and is dedicated to strengthening SPCS by advising on strategic direction, acting as ambassadors, raising the School’s profile in the community and strengthening community partners. DAC champions SPCS to continue excellence in continuing education and lifelong learning impacting the Richmond region.


    Scott E. Strickler, C’87
    Treasurer, Robins Insurance Agency, Inc.


    Valerie J. Agnew, C’96, G’05
    Sales Logistics Analyst, Altria Group Distribution Company

    Jeannie Alcott, W’77
    Executive Director, Richmond SHRM

    Rob Allen, R’94, GB’03
    Partner, Capstone Financial Partners

    Dan (Woody) Aldredge, R’86, L’90, B’90
    Managing Partner, Aldredge & Company

    Eric Beatty, ’01, GC’12
    Captain, University of Richmond Police Department

    Steven D. Brown
    Managing Partner, Richmond Office, Isler Dare

    Lisa B. Cheney, C’16
    Director of Donor Relations, Sheltering Arms Foundation

    Catherine (Cathy) Eagles, C’00
    Owner, Eagle Paralegal LLC

    William Marshall Ervine
    Environmental Engineer Consultant (Retired), Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

    Mary Ramsey Evans, C’02, G’06
    Adjunct Instructor of English (Retired), Reynolds Community College

    Patricia H. Gallagher, C’97
    Senior Vice President, SONA Bank

    Connie E. Harvey, C’05, GC’04
    Manager, Office of the Chairman, WestRock Company

    Thornton (Tim) Hill
    Realtor, Long & Foster Realtors

    Linda (Lin) Koch, C’03
    University of Richmond (Retired)

    William Kuehl, C’73
    Writer/Consultant & Managing Member, Keuhl & Keuhl, LLC

    Christopher D. Lee
    Chief Human Resources Officer, William & Mary

    Charles Martin, Sr., C’71
    Chief Financial Office & Board Member, Partners in HealthCare USA

    Autumn Nabors, GC’11
    Director of Curriculum & Instruction, City of Richmond Public Schools

    Nick Serfass
    Executive Director, RVATech

    Matthew Steilberg
    Senior VP, Retail Banking, C&F Bank

    Charles K. Trible, C’68, L’71
    Manager, Trible & Associates

    University Representatives

    Jamelle S. Wilson, Ed.D.
    Dean, School of Professional & Continuing Studies

    James Campbell
    Senior Director, Marketing & Engagement

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  • Education Advisory Board

    The Education Advisory Board includes representatives from local school divisions, independent schools, program alumni, community organizations and community colleges.

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  • IOP Advisory Board 2020-21

    The Institute on Philanthropy (IOP) Advisory Board provides invaluable feedback, direction and leadership for the Institute. Members serve renewable three-year terms as advisors to help guide the Institute and address the most urgent strategic issue facing IOP each year.

    IOP Advisory Board members are chosen because they are thought leaders in their fields representing a diverse knowledge base. Each brings different expertise to the table. Members are nominated and selected based on this criteria.

    Dean Browell
    Executive Vice President, Feedback Agency

    L. Lee Byrd
    Attorney, Sands Anderson

    Heidi Crapol
    Director, VCU Center for Urban Communities

    Angela Cusack
    CEO/Managing Princial, Igniting-Success

    Ruth Modlin Ellett, CFRE
    Modlin Ellett Associates

    Cheryl Groce-Wright
    Executive Director, Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton

    Jaraad Hines
    Executive Director, HineSight

    Reshunda L. Mahone, CFRE
    Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Virginia State University

    Thomas Millisor, CFRE
    Director of Business Services, UNOS

    Danielle L. Ripperton, CFRE
    Director of Development, Peter Paul Development Center

    Laurie Rogers
    Independent Grant Writer

    David Thomason
    Vice President, Advancement, Special Olympics Virginia

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  • Osher Leadership Council 2021

    The Osher Leadership Council takes an active role in shaping the work of the Institute, Members select topics for courses, recruit faculty, plan trips and gatherings, and lead project teams of Osher members for Curriculum, Development, Leader Support, Marketing, Membership and Newsletter.

    If you are interested in serving on an Osher project team, please contact the office at (804) 287-6344 or by email.

    • Colleen Anders, Chair
    • Christine Campbell, Vice Chair
    • Kay King, Past Chair
    • John Bailey
    • Kathy Barley
    • Becky Hudson
    • Celeste Miller
    • George Pangburn
    • Laura Soles
    • Anne Wescott
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