We are here to start something

Leading us in the right directionFrom our Executive Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.


2016 Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Jim Riley, Chair

Boards of Directors, Verisma Systems, Inc., Envera Health, Ontario Systems

Eric Wirth, President

Senior Manager, Pricing Strategy & Analytics, McKesson

Jen Martin, Secretary

Senior Vice President, Production Operations Program Manager, SunTrust Mortgage

Ken Shepard, Treasurer

Managing Director, Division Investment Executive – Southeast, U.S. Trust

Wendy Wellener, At-Large

Vice President, Human Resources, Dominion



Jason Ballum

Attorney, ReedSmith LLP

Chantelle Bernard

Manager of Budget Services, University of Richmond

William (Bill) Biedenharn

Retired, Community Volunteer

Brian Bischoff

Principal, CapTech Ventures

Cheryl Burke

Retired, Richmond Public Schools

Chris Cooke

Mgr ALCS – IT Service Operations Management, Altria

Joseph Dorsey

Regional Sales Representative, Southeast Region, PlanSource

Shelia Fitzgerald

Senior Financial Analyst, Altria Client Services

Chris Garnett

Vice President – Marketing, Primary Care Segment, McKesson

Nikki-Dee Ray

Meteorologist, WTVR, CBS6

Morgan Witham

Strategy Development Manager, Harris Williams & Co.


Non-Voting Board Members

Lorrie Byrne

Manager, Executive Compensation Administration, Altria

Danielle Gilbert

Administrative Director, Human Resources, Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Samantha Thompson

Client Business Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Eric Woods

Consulting Actuary, Mercer Health & Benefits, LLC


 Executive Director

Ann Rohde Payes







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