Community Conversation: A General Assembly Recap for Richmond Nonprofits

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Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

3409 Moore Street

Richmond, VA 23230

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Come join local experts for an update on this year's General Assembly session and its impact on area nonprofit organizations.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND THAT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HAS SUSPENDED IN-PERSON GATHERINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Community Conversation: A General Assembly Recap for Richmond Nonprofits

On March 31st, the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and the local nonprofit community will convene for an afternoon of learning and conversation! Program staff and organization leaders are invited to learn from a panel of policy experts on the highlights of the General Assembly's 2020 Session, and where further work is needed. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how the Legislature's work this term may impact their organizations, and what policies and trends they should know about as they serve the Richmond community.

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Jamelle S. Wilson, EdD. Dr. Wilson serves as the fifth Dean of the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies, a role she's held since 2015. Prior to her appointment as Dean, Dr. Wilson served as Superintendent of Schools for Hanover County, where, under her leadership, Hanover had the highest graduation and lowest dropout rates of any Virginia school district serving more than 15,000 students. Before being appointed Superintendent, she served as a classroom teacher, lead teacher, assistant principal, principal and an assistant superintendent. Dean Wilson earned her Bachelor's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree from VCU.

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Mervin B. Daugherty, EdD. Dr. Daugherty is the Superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools, which serves more than 60,000 children and families. Prior to coming to Richmond in 2018, Dr. Daugherty was Superintendent of Red Clay School District in New Castle County, Delaware, where he was a 2013 Catalyst for Change for the State of Delaware. A native of western Maryland and former teacher and school administrator, Dr. Daugherty earned degrees from Frostburg State, Salisbury State, and Wilmington University.

Ashley C. Kenneth, MS. Ms. Kenneth is Senior Vice President for Policy and Legislative Affairs at The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, a Richmond-based organization that provides credible, independent, and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons. Prior to coming to TCI in 2019, Ms. Kenneth was the Director of Advocacy and Policy at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She holds degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Bedard Holland, MS. Ms. Holland is the Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Health Catalyst. Known until 2018 as Virginia Oral Health Coalition, Virginia Health Catalyst is an alliance of individuals and organizations striving to ensure all Virginians have access to affordable, comprehensive health care that includes oral health. Because policy makers, providers, and consumers may be unaware of the association between oral health and wellness, employment, lifestyle, and other social factors, the staff, board and partners serve both as educators and as advocates. Ms. Holland is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Simmons College.

Chloe Edwards, BA. Ms. Edwards is the Outreach Coordinator for Voices for Virginia's Children, where she serves as a connection point between local and regional partners and Voices’ policy team on the cross-cutting issues of trauma and resilience. A Radio One "Thirty Under 30" for 2017, Ms. Edwards is a graduate of Hollins University (BA; English), Southern University's Minority Research and Law Institute, and UVA's Sorenson Institute's program for emerging political leaders, Class of 2019. Ms. Edwards volunteers as a court appointed special advocate (CASA), spokesperson on the Adopt US Kids Speakers Bureau, and board member of the Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition. She will complete a Master's degree in Public Policy in 2020.

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