Personality: Dr. Shantell D. Lewis

Hearing is one of our most precious gifts, giving us the ability to communicate effectively, which should not be taken for granted.

Personality: Megan Irvin

Megan Irvin, president of the Massey Alliance board, loves being involved in the community.

Personality: Joeffrey Trimmingham

What ART 180 does is more than art. The Jackson Ward-based nonprofit creates a space where young people can open doors to express themselves through the arts and to share their stories with others.

Personality: LaFarn L. Burton

If you want to make the beauty industry your livelihood, you want to be the best there is.

Personality: Margie R. Booker

Golf is considered a metaphor for life. It challenges you to be the best you can be as you work daily on your personal skills. This is how Margie Booker, a member and parliamentarian for the Top Lady Clubbers, approaches ...

Personality: Marjie Patterson

Conflicts around the world have forced thousands of families to flee their homelands and seek refuge in other nations. ReEstablish Richmond helps refugees and their families rebuild their lives in Metro Richmond and become self-sufficient.

Personality: Terrence L. Graves

The Richmond Bar Association is always striving to increase the diversity of its membership, says Terrence L. Graves. The 54-year-old attorney with Sands Anderson PC can make sure that happens now that he’s in charge.

Personality: Bunny Sumner Young

Bunny Sumner Young’s journey with service animals started when she was a teenager. “I was 14 years old when I was diagnosed with a heart condition. And at 17, I had a doctor that recommended that I get a service ...

Personality: giovanni singleton

Inspired by African-American spirit writing, jazz and gospel music and the support of family, a locally grown poet’s discovery and love of writing and the arts led to a prestigious national literary award.

Personality: Dr. Faith B. Harris

Dr. Faith B. Harris is a 21st century example of “hands-on earthly faith.”

Personality: Ron J. Melancon

Ron J. Melancon is a passionate voice and advocate for safety and saving lives across the United States and in Europe.

Personality: Nichole L. Gross

Being an educator can be physically and emotionally draining, says Nichole L. Gross, a Henrico County Public Schools teacher.

Personality: David Mickens

Richmond’s Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club rides for a reason and a cause — to make a difference in Richmond and across the country. David Mickens, the club’s president until 2019, says “their mission is to carry on the legacy and ...

Personality: Jer’Mykeal D. McCoy

The Urban League of Greater Richmond Young Professionals has helped its members become entrepreneurs and homeowners, engage in the community’s civic affairs and enhance their careers and leadership abilities. Jer’Mykeal D. McCoy, the organization’s incoming president plans to continue that ...

Personality: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson-Curl

Dr. Jacqueline Johnson-Curl, a Richmond dentist, believes in helping children achieve their dreams. She is the honorary chair of the 7th Annual Jazz InsideOut, a night of jazz, comedy and good food to benefit scholarships and emergency student aid provided ...