Board of Directors

  • Michael Goldsmith – Honorary Member

    Michael Goldsmith served as Chief of Police prior to his appointment as Deputy City Manager overseeing public safety and neighborhoods. Mr. Goldsmith began his public service career as a Norfolk Police Officer. Throughout his 27-year career with the Norfolk Police Department he expanded training and implemented national best practices in fair and impartial policing.  He also […]

  • Wayne Marcus Scriven, Esq.

    Wayne Marcus Scriven has his principal law office in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has practiced law extensively in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. Also, Scriven practiced law for several years with his firm in San Francisco, California before relocating it to Washington, D.C., where he still maintains a satellite officer near […]

  • Frances Knight Thompson

    Ms Frances Knight Thompson was educated in the Chesapeake Public Schools and is a graduate of Hampton University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. In 1989, she was awarded a Master of Science in Education degree in Guidance and Counseling from Old Dominion University. In 2005, she earned an Endorsement in […]

  • Toiya A. Sosa

    Toiya Sosa is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and award-winning Public Affairs and Community Relations Manager who has built and maintained relationships with over 30 non-profit organizations across the states of Virginia and North Carolina. Since 2005, she has managed GEICO’s regional philanthropic foundation and community outreach program, investing in the community, interfacing with local government […]

  • Teri Rigell – Honorary Member

    Teri Rigell has been a resident of Hampton Roads for over 29 years.  She and her husband, Scott Rigell, were the founders of Freedom Automotive and previously owned dealerships in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Scott Rigell was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010.  He is now retired. Teri enjoyed working alongside him […]

  • Al Roker

    As a host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, along with Ms Savannah Guthrie and Mr. Matt Lauer, Mr. Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Spanning a 35-year plus career and a thirteen-time Emmy winner, Mr. Roker conducts interviews […]

  • Tanya K. Kearney, PhD MPA

    Ms Tanya Kearney comes from Atlantic City New Jersey and moved to Virginia in 1996. Education PHD Degree in General Human Services, Capella University Masters Degree of Public Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ BA from Kean University, Kean, NJ Activities/Community Organizations Association of AIDS Nurse in AIDS Care Member of Second Calvary Baptist Church Secretary of Second […]

  • Deirdre A. Love

    Born Ms Deirdre Allyson Smith to Ms Wilhelmina and Mr. Roosevelt Smith and brought up in Harlem New York. She is one of seven children; one brother and five sisters and attended St. Charles Borromeo Parochial School in Harlem, and St. Jean Baptist High School on the upper east side of Manhattan. She graduated from Manhattan […]

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