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Personality: Shantell J. Chambliss

At the end of East Broad Street in the Oakwood neighborhood is Oakwood Arts Inc., a nonprofit focused on teaching creative skills to youths, building new career opportunities and increasing diversity across multiple fields. For the children of the neighborhood, ...

Personality: Chandler M. Hubbard

“Disbelief. Shock. Gratitude. Confusion? Mostly gratitude.” That’s how local actor and playwright Chandler Marshall Hubbard describes his reac- tion after learning his play, “Animal Control,” was selected as a finalist for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA ...

Personality: Dr. Kristin E. Reed

The first week under Virginia’s stay-at-home order was a time of preparation and isolation for many Richmond residents. For Dr. Kristin E. Reed, it was made up of efforts to educate the public, ensure political transparency and accessibility and build ...

Personality: Dr. Pamela J. Royal

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the work of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond and the chair of its Board of Governors, Dr. Pamela J. Royal, goes on.

Personality: Dawn-Marie Bey

Stories on the plight of the homeless and marginalized can inspire feelings of sadness, empathy and solidarity. For attorney Dawn-Marie Bey, an article she read on social media sparked her to create Period Patch in 2015, an organization that provides ...

Personality: Kelly King Horne

For Kelly King Horne, the coronavirus pandemic is just the latest challenge added to the stack that she deals with daily. As executive director of Homeward, the 22-year-old nonprofit planning and coordinating group for homeless services in the Richmond area, ...

Personality: Patrice A. Beard

There are millions of people managing mental illness in America, with 25 percent of adults and 20 percent of children diagnosed with a mental health condition. For the thousands in Central Virginia currently living with a condition, they have a ...

Personality: Jacqueline C. Presley

As she nears the end of her two-year tenure as president of Altrusa International Capital City of Virginia, Jacqueline C. Presley remains excited “just to be a part of a worldwide organization” dedicated to making the community a better place.

Personality: Quanda Lashun Baker

Almost five years ago, Quanda Lashun Baker was among the charter members of the Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, establishing a branch of the women’s nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in ...

Personality: Barney Cobb

Barney Cobb, renowned for his exceptional speed, is sprinting straight into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame. The former John Marshall High School track and field champion will be formally inducted April 26 during a ceremony in Charlottesville.

Personality: Robert M. Lester

An invitation from a friend and fraternity brother brought Robert M. Lester to Club 533 in 2012, offering him the opportunity to meet and listen to members from across decades. That night sparked Mr. Lester’s interest and desire to be ...

Personality: Kay Tyler

It has been more than a decade since Kay Tyler started volunteering with Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, and she is still finding new ways to contribute to its mission of a safer future for Richmond youths.

Personality: Dr. Kelli Williams Gary

Dr. Kelli Williams Gary knows how important and precious the human brain is. She is a survivor of brain injury, a researcher of the condition and is president-elect of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, the commonwealth’s ...

Personality: Dr. Patricia Herrera

Dr. Patricia Herrera was in college when her sense of self was expanded.

Personality: Edward G. Hamlin Jr.

An award from one of Richmond’s oldest African-American organizations would be an extraordinary honor for just about anyone. For Edward Ganon Hamlin Jr., his award reaffirms his close connection to a group that has helped him “define what a man ...