Meet the NextUp Board of Managers

Mr. Martin Barrington – Board Chair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Altria Group, Inc.

Ms. Sherrie Brach Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Community Foundation

Ms. Heidi Abbott – Advisory Chair
Hunton & Williams

Ms. Jennifer Hunter
Senior Vice President, Communications &
Corporate Citizenship
Altria Client Services, Inc.

Ms. Janice Luvera
Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Chriss Walther-Thomas
Professor and Special Assistant to the
Provost and Professor of Education
Virginia Commonwealth University

Mr. Moses Foster, Jr. – Development C’tee Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
West Cary Group, LLC

The Honorable Levar Stoney
Mayor City of Richmond

The Honorable Cynthia L. Newbille Councilwoman, 7th District Richmond City Council

STAFF: Ms. Barbara Couto Sipe Executive
Director NextUp RVA

Dr. John McCurley
Chief Medical Officer
Richmond Health System
St. Mary’s Hospital

Mr. Tayloe Negus
Aon Hewitt

Mr. Mark T. Bowles
McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC

Mr. James Ukrop
New Richmond Ventures

Mr. Thomas Kranz
Interim Superintendent Richmond Public Schools

The Honorable Jeffrey Bourne
School Board of the City of Richmond

Mr. Paul Koonce
Executive Vice President Dominion
Resources and CEO Dominion Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

Mr. William Goodwin, Jr.
CCA Industries, Inc.

Mr. John A. Luke, Jr.
WestRock Company

Mr. Thurston Moore – Secretary & Governance Chair
Chairman Emeritus
Hunton & Williams

Mr. Steven Rogers – Finance Chair
Dominion Generation, Inc.

Mr. Stuart Farrell
Managing Partner
Tuckahoe Holdings

Meet the Advisory Committee

Cynthia P. Balderson

Manager-Corporate Philanthropy and Community Partnerships
Dominion and the Dominion Foundation

Carolyn Champion
Director, Community Relations
Genworth Foundation

Alfred Durham
Chief of Police
Richmond Police Department

Kathryn Fessler (Katie)
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Altria Client Services

Harold Fitrer, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive officer
Communities In Schools of Richmond

Amy Howard, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Bonner Center for Civic Engagement
University of Richmond

Toria Edmonds-Howell
Programs Manager
Richmond Public Schools

Candice J. Hunter
Chief of Staff
Richmond Public Schools

Abe Jeffers
Executive Director Secondary Education
Richmond Public Schools

Todd McFarlane
President and Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond

Sarah Midkiff
Community Affairs
Capital One

Jason Smith, Ph. D.
Bridging RVA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Mary Dunne Stewart
President / CEO
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids

Elaine Summerfield
Vice President, Programs
The Community Foundation

Risha Berry
Mayor’s Office of Community Wealth Building
City of Richmond