Board Members

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Katie Harlow, Capital One
Vice Chair
Katherine Busser, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Alan Hess, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors
Nikki Powell, Community Volunteer
Immediate Past Chairman
Alexander D. Eccard, Yount, Hyde and Barbour

Additional Board Members:
Shannon S. Best, University of Richmond
Robert A. Calhoun, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mary A. Gordon, Retired, Altria
Robert T. Greenland, Greenland and Associates
Aurelia Lewis, Lewis Media Partners
J. Lawrence Mansfield, Amazon
Joni Marshall, FDIC
Paul Melnick, Juno Financial Group
Shannon L. Taylor, County of Henrico
Beth Tyson, Earthshare
Sarah G. Vogt, Leadership Foundations
Russell G. Wyatt, Commonwealth Commercial Partners

Rick Mears, CIO, Owens & Minor (Retired)
Claiborne Warner, VHBG President and CEO

Board Members

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls FOUNDATION 

Madison Wootton, Frontier Investment Group of Raymond James

Additional Board Members:
Brian Farmer, Reed Smith

Tiff Armstrong, Harris Williams
Katie Harlow, Capital One
Katherine Busser, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Alexander D. Eccard, Yount, Hyde and Barbour
Alan Hess, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors
Mary Virginia Scott, Retired, The Bergman Group
Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners
Claiborne Warner, VHBG President and CEO

Senior Staff

Sandra McKinney, CPA Chief Financial Officer

Sandra McKinney, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from college, Sandra became a CPA and worked in audit and tax preparation before moving on to corporate and nonprofit accounting where she has held the positions of Controller and/or Chief Financial Officer in several organizations. After working for four years as Controller for Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, Sandra was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. She holds a B.A. in History and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Richmond.

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Lionel Bacon

V. P. of Philanthropy

Lionel is originally from Louisville, KY, where he attended Ballard High School. Lionel was a standout performer for the Ballard Bruins basketball team and received a full athletic scholarship to attend and play basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1986-1990. Lionel served as team captain for the Rams in both his junior and senior seasons. With a degree in Juvenile Justice, Lionel went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration. Lionel’s professional career includes serving as Vice President of Community Development for the YMCA and Associate Athletic Director for Development for VCU.

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Cory Richardson-Lauve

V.P. of Programs

Cory has worked at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls since 2003. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of Programs. Over the years she’s been responsible for training, program evaluation, and human resources. Prior to that, she worked as a case manager, staff supervisor, and in a direct care role with our youth in VHBG’s group homes. She also has experience as a classroom teacher. She graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s in Teaching.

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Darryl Smith Ickes

V.P. of People, Diversity, and Belonging

Darryl’s more than 25-year career in human resources includes serving as a Senior Recruiter in Finance, HR Generalist in Finance and Senior Living, and HR Business Partner in Health Care. They are also a P+sitively Managing Method Certified Expert Manager and co-chair of VHBG’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. After working for six years at VHBG, Darryl was promoted from Director of Human Resources to Vice President of People, Diversity, and Belonging. They earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in HR Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.