Richard grew up in Charlottesville and returned in 2013 after retiring from a career in city planning, residential real estate development and economic development in Fredericksburg. There he served on the Rappahannock Goodwill Industries board of directors for six years. He’s been a member of the Mid-Week Crew since 2017. Richard and his wife Susan have two grown sons, both living in Washington, DC.
Alex is the CEO and Investment Advisor at Emergent Financial Services. Alex is also President of Forward Adelante Business Alliance promoting entrepreneurship among the Latino Community in Virginia, educating the area on the contributions and achievements of Latino and diverse professionals and connecting Hispanic children, adults, professionals and entrepreneurs to local resources and clientele.
Connor Childress is a partner in the Charlottesville law firm Scott|Kroner, PLC. He is a “Double Hoo,” having graduated from UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences (’06) and the School of Law (’09). He began practicing law with a large regional law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, before returning to Charlottesville in 2014 to be closer to his family. Connor primarily represents clients in commercial real estate and business transactions.
Brad is the Vice President of Business Development for Lee Construction Group. He has extensive experience in construction, financial oversight, scaling businesses, contract negotiations, multi-phase project planning and sales. Brad has experience with Habitat, having served on the board of a Habitat affiliate in North Carolina.
Rhonda is Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking for Atlantic Union Bank in Virginia Beach, formerly with Fulton Bank where she handled the Richmond Habitat account. Additionally, she was on the grants committee for the United Way Women United in Philanthropy program and has volunteered for significant disaster relief work.
Rob is the Executive Lecturer in Science, Technology and Society at UVA. He is the former owner of Arch’s Yogurt and several other start up endeavors. His career includes manufacturing and marketing for multinationals including AT&T and IBM. He is an engineer who received his MBA from the Darden School. Currently, he is part of the CODE Building Development team.
Pastor Cass is the Vicar of the Trinity Episcopal Church. He completed his undergraduate education at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts and graduated from the Berkeley Divinity School and Yale Divinity School. Prior to arriving in Charlottesville, he served at St. Christopher’s in Hawaii where he oversaw a doubling of the membership and the establishment of a homeless shelter program.
Yolunda is the CEO and Board Chair of the New Hill Development Corporation, an African American led social enterprise established to build a community that is prosperous, inclusive, diverse, and equitable. New Hill’s goal is to expand and strengthen Charlottesville’s African American middle class and improve access to affordable housing, expand financial literacy, and support economic, educational, and cultural development programs.
Joseph is the Chief Lending Officer at the UVA Community Credit Union. His former role was SVP at Wells Fargo. Joseph is currently President of the PVCC Foundation Board and past Chair of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
John Raymond is the Vice President of sales and marking for Grand Classroom Student Travel. and he founded the Carson Raymond Foundation helping children participate in youth sports. Vice President of the Charlottesville Tom Sox minor league baseball team. John is an outstanding connector in the community.
Wendy Horton is the CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center. Wendy leads the Medical Center to execute on the delivery of exceptional quality health care and achieving the best outcomes for all patients in our community and beyond. She joined UVA Health with extensive executive experience at nationally recognized academic medical centers. Wendy currently serves on several healthcare and community boards. Wendy enjoys living in a vibrant Habitat for Humanity community in Charlottesville with her husband Rob.
Kimberly is the Executive Director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation. In this role, she leads community engagement, fundraising, community health, and volunteer services. She has served in past executive roles at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Montpelier Foundation, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, and the UVA Darden School of Business. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, financial management, fundraising and communications. Kimberly also serves on the board of the Charlottesville Free Clinic and is a resident of western Albemarle County.
Billy is the Owner-operator of Grace Spring Farm in Louisa County. He is a former member of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. For 39 years he has served as an organizational development consultant and as a faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute. Billy is the author of Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress and earned a Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Education from UVA.
Josh is of Counsel at Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law. Josh practices in the firm’s Corporate, Tax and Trusts and Estates groups. Josh is an expert on Opportunity Zones and nonprofit governance. His practice includes drafting sensitive trusts and wills as well as preparing and reviewing income, gift and real estate tax returns. Josh was named one of Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite.
Doug is Managing Director at DR/Waterstone national search firm, specializing in Advancement searches. He is a former interim ED at Montpelier and Director of Philanthropy at the Miller Center. Doug is currently a volunteer membership coordinator at Board Head/Birdwood.
Carlos is the Principal of the iMoreno Group, PLC, providing legal services on criminal defense and immigration matters. Carlos has over 30 years of federal and state criminal law experience, including an Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant District Attorney. He is a bi-monthly volunteer on Habitat Saturday builds. Previously, Carlos was elected as President and member of the Board of Education of Duanesburg, New York, and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Scott is a Real Estate Attorney at Flora Petit, focusing on commercial real estate, finance and development. He specializes in land acquisition and sales, commercial leases, finance, title work and zoning compliance.
The Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville provides a vehicle for individuals who are seriously interested in the goals of Habitat Charlottesville and have special skills, unique networks, and limited time to make important contributions to the organization’s advancement.
When requested, Advisory Council members are asked to:
- Act as resource persons to members of the Habitat Board of Directors, President/CEO, and senior staff, providing counsel, guidance and informed perspectives on issues and questions related to their special skills or background;
- Share information with the Board of Directors, President/CEO, and senior staff regarding the effectiveness of Habitat Charlottesville in meeting the needs of its constituencies and the greater Charlottesville area community; and,
- Provide access and introductions when appropriate to influential persons from corporate, foundation, philanthropic, or legislative spheres in the Habitat Charlottesville communities.
Current Advisory Council Members:
- Kathleen Bowman
- Melba Campbell
- Doug Cox
- Matthew Crane
- Jane Dittmar
- Pam Edmonds
- Joe Gieck
- David Kudravetz
- Larry Martin
- Jeanne McCusker
- Hunter Smith
- Wade Tremblay
- Reg Woods
- Kate Zirkle