Universitywide development and communications staff



Danny Sterling [View Image]

Danny Sterling

Executive Associate Athletics Director

Phone: (804) 828-7398

Email: sterlingd2@vcu.eduView bio

Bryan Allen [View Image]

Bryan Allen

Associate Athletic Director for Development and Major Gifts

Phone: (804) 828 1764

Email: blallen@vcu.eduView bio

Riley Cain [View Image]

Riley Cain

Director of the Ram Athletic Fund

Phone: (804) 827-1822

Email: cainr@vcu.eduView bio

Daniel O'Brien (M.Ed.’14/E) [View Image]

Daniel O'Brien (M.Ed.’14/E)

Assistant Athletic Director for Development and Major Gifts

Phone: (804) 828-4771

Email: dobrien2@vcu.eduView bio

Hagan Watson [View Image]

Hagan Watson

Athletic Special Events and Fulfillment Director

Phone: (804) 828-3956

Email: hhwatson@vcu.eduView bio


College of Engineering

Laura Kottkamp [View Image]

Laura Kottkamp

Executive Director, College of Engineering Foundation, School of Business Foundation and VCU Foundation

Phone: (804) 828-1734

Email: lekottkamp@vcu.eduView bio

Cara Clark (B.F.A.’05/A) [View Image]

Cara Clark (B.F.A.’05/A)

Manager of Board Relations

Phone: (804) 828-2909

Email: clarkce@vcu.eduView bio

Cara Clark, a Raleigh, North Carolina, native, holds a B.F.A. in dance and choreography from VCU and has worked as donor relations coordinator at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh. She also holds an M.F.A. in film and video production from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked as a multimedia specialist at Georgetown University Library's Gelardin New Media Center and as editor and videographer for the American Dance Festival’s video blog. 

Nick Georges (M.Ed.’14/E) [View Image]

Nick Georges (M.Ed.’14/E)

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-4252

Email: georgesna@vcu.eduView bio

Before joining VCU, Nick Georges served as the assistant director of athletic development at the College of William & Mary. Georges received a bachelor's in biology from Roanoke College, where he played soccer, and a Master of Sports Leadership from VCU.   

Kendra Gerlach [View Image]

Kendra Gerlach

Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone: (804) 827-0631

Email: kegerlach2@vcu.eduView bio

Laura Keller [View Image]

Laura Keller

Development and Strategic Engagement Associate

Email: kellerl3@vcu.eduView bio

Anita Taylor [View Image]

Anita Taylor

Director, Career Services

Phone: (804) 827-7028

Email: ahtaylor2@vcu.eduView bio


College of Health Professions

T. Greg Prince, Ed.D., CFRE [View Image]

T. Greg Prince, Ed.D., CFRE

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-7247

Email: tgprince@vcu.eduView bio

T. Greg Prince, Ed.D., CFRE, joined VCU’s College of Health Professions in September 2016. Prince has 25 years of professional experience in university development and advancement. Before coming to VCU, Prince led the advancement effort at Salisbury University, a small public regional institution on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. During his career, Prince has had a track record of initiating new development programs and donor/stewardship initiatives as well as forming volunteer groups.

His work before Salisbury focused on academic medicine development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at East Carolina University's Medical & Health Sciences Foundation. In December 2015, Prince graduated with his Ed.D. in educational leadership from East Carolina University, and in March 2021, he earned his CFRE designation. 

Beth Ayers (M.S.’91/E) [View Image]

Beth Ayers (M.S.’91/E)

Director of External Relations - Department of Health Administration

Phone: (804) 828-8662

Email: bwayers@vcu.eduView bio

Beth Ayers joined the Department of Health Administration in 2010. She previously served for five years in a similar capacity in the dean’s office of the College of Health Professions. In her current position, she works with the 2,200-plus alumni of the department’s three programs, directs all alumni functions, manages alumni communication and marketing and is involved with donor gifts, stewardship, development and fundraising efforts. Ayers manages all reunions and works closely with the Alumni Advisory Council. Ayers holds a B.S. in business from Belmont University in Nashville and an M.S. from VCU’s School of Education. 

Malorie Burkett [View Image]

Malorie Burkett

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-7247

Email: mgburkett@vcu.eduView bio

Heather E. Millar (M.B.A.’08/B) [View Image]

Heather E. Millar (M.B.A.’08/B)

Director of Development - Department of Nurse Anesthesia

Phone: (804) 628-3787

Email: hemillar@vcu.eduView bio

Heather Millar holds an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College and an M.B.A. from VCU. Her most successful development experience to date includes the establishment of an institutional advancement office with a 50-year constituent base that had never been cultivated for the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. Millar also served as the executive director of a small nonprofit in the Richmond, Virginia, area that supports a local childhood cancer foundation. She has served on several boards, speaks at national conferences and has received various awards and honors, including’s April 2011 “Rockstar.” 

College of Humanities and Sciences

Mary Riddick [View Image]

Mary Riddick

Director of Development

Email: riddickm2@vcu.eduView bio

Mary Riddick joined the College of Humanities and Sciences in August 2021. She previously served as director of development for the VCU School of Social Work team and worked for three years on VCU’s annual giving team. Riddick connects with humanities and sciences alumni, emeriti faculty, community partners and friends to the college to engage them with future initiatives. Riddick earned a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.P.A. from Old Dominion University. 

Caitlin Smith Hanbury (M.A.’12/A) [View Image]

Caitlin Smith Hanbury (M.A.’12/A)

Assistant Director of Community Affairs

Phone: (804) 827-0862

Email: cshanbury@vcu.eduView bio

Caitlin Hanbury was named the assistant director of community affairs for the College of Humanities and Sciences in July 2018. She earned a B.A. in art history and English language and literature from the University of Virginia in 2005 and an M.A. in art history with a concentration in museum studies from VCU in 2012. She handles reputation management and stakeholder strategic messaging with a focus on alumni, donors, prospects and the larger community for the College of Humanities and Sciences. She previously served as the stewardship manager for the college and, before VCU, served as a development associate for the Maymont Foundation and as a programs and exhibitions manager for the Hermitage Museum & Gardens.  

Alexis Finc [View Image]

Alexis Finc

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 827-1351

Email: alfinc@vcu.eduView bio

Alexis Finc is the director of communications for the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. She is responsible for all internal and external communications, strategic messaging, and creative positioning for the college. Prior to joining VCU, Alexis spent the last six years overseeing communications at two different independent schools, Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Los Angeles, where she worked on numerous digital and print materials, marketing efforts, web and social media presence, fundraising collateral and overall communications strategy.

Before entering the world of educational communications, Alexis worked as an editor and writer in New York and Los Angeles for such companies as NBC Universal, Seventeen Magazine and Total Beauty Media. Alexis earned her B.A. in women and gender studies and English from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. in creative writing - poetry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She currently lives in the Museum District with her husband and young son. 

Anne Cabot Galeski [View Image]

Anne Cabot Galeski

Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 827-1306

Email: acgaleski@vcu.eduView bio

Anne Cabot Galeski joined the VCU team in 2019 as a leadership annual giving officer. Before joining VCU, Galeski spent over four years at Randolph-Macon College as assistant director for annual leadership giving and major gift officer. Before her development career, Galeski worked in private wealth management at Scott & Stringfellow in Richmond and Merrill Lynch in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Galeski received a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Virginia, where she was also a member of the field hockey team. She also holds a Certificate of Planned Giving from the University of Richmond and completed the Southeastern Trust School certificate program through Campbell University's Lundy-Fetterman School of Business in 2019. 

Institute for Contemporary Art

Lisa Winn Bryan, Ed.D. [View Image]

Lisa Winn Bryan, Ed.D.

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-2815

Email: winnl@vcu.eduView bio

Camille Weber [View Image]

Camille Weber

Membership and Development Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-2815

Email: weberc2@vcu.eduView bio


Massey Cancer Center

Jasmine J. Davis (M.S.’10/H&S) [View Image]

Jasmine J. Davis (M.S.’10/H&S)

Major Gifts Officer

Phone: (804) 828-4812

Email: jjdavis3@vcu.eduView bio

Michelle Adcock [View Image]

Michelle Adcock

Director of Board Relations and Chief of Development Operations

Phone: (804) 828-1187

Email: madcock@vcu.eduView bio

Michelle Adcock oversees Massey's Community Advisory Board and Massey Alliance Board. Her role is to facilitate strategic engagement of board members through education, communication and participation and ensure they are equipped to be effective fundraisers, friend raisers and advocates for Massey. She has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Canisius College. She most recently served as director of development for Norfolk Collegiate School in Hampton Roads and has previously served as director of development for Junior Achievement of Western New York and the National Kidney Foundation serving upstate N.Y. She has been with Massey since August 2015. 

Leslie Altaffer [View Image]

Leslie Altaffer

Assistant Director of Stewardship

Phone: (804) 628-9100

Email: laltaffer@vcu.eduView bio

Christopher Mereen [View Image]

Christopher Mereen

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Phone: 804-628-3322

Email: mereencl@vcu.eduView bio

Robinette Tiller [View Image]

Robinette Tiller

Senior Annual Giving Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-0034

Email: rmtiller@vcu.eduView bio

Ocelia Hudson [View Image]

Ocelia Hudson

Corporate Relations Officer

Phone: (804) 628-1663

Email: ohudson@vcu.eduView bio

Katherine Layton [View Image]

Katherine Layton

Development Communications Manager

Email: laytonk@vcu.eduView bio

Emily Pumphrey [View Image]

Emily Pumphrey

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: (804) 827-2232

Email: pumphreyej@vcu.eduView bio

Cynthia Zilch [View Image]

Cynthia Zilch

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-1452

Email: czilch@vcu.eduView bio

Cynthia Bade [View Image]

Cynthia Bade

Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 828-1452

Email: badec2@vcu.eduView bio

Patricia Jackson [View Image]

Patricia Jackson

Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 628-5258

Email: jacksonp2@vcu.eduView bio

Marianne Johnson [View Image]

Marianne Johnson

Massey Events Planner

Phone: (804) 628-2685

Email: johnsonm41@vcu.eduView bio

Charmica Harris [View Image]

Charmica Harris

Director of Annual Giving

Phone: (804) 628-6967

Email: eppscd3@vcu.eduView bio

Meghan Zapiec [View Image]

Meghan Zapiec

Strategic Engagement Officer

Phone: (804) 433-7182

Email: mzapiec@vcu.eduView bio


MCV Foundation

Margaret Ann Bollmeier [View Image]

Margaret Ann Bollmeier


Phone: (804) 828-2392

Email: MargaretAnn.Bollmeier@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Margaret Ann Bollmeier provides strategic leadership aimed at strengthening MCV Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and relationships in the community and at Virginia Commonwealth University. A seasoned advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience, including 14 years as a foundation chief executive, Bollmeier has held leadership positions at Cornell University, the University of Virginia, University of Washington, Humanities Washington, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Providence Medical Center Foundation. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.  

David Silver [View Image]

David Silver

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (804) 828-2393

Email: David.Silver@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Brian S. Thomas [View Image]

Brian S. Thomas

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Phone: (804) 828-0067

Email: Brian.Thomas@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Brian Thomas joined VCU in 2005 as vice president for the School of Engineering Foundation before joining the MCV Foundation staff in 2009 as senior executive director of development. He was promoted to vice president and chief development officer of the MCV Foundation in December 2015. Thomas has more than 30 years of fundraising experience and has served in leadership positions in national organizations, including CASE and the ABA Section for Institutional Advancement. Thomas has worked for Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Richmond, Stetson University College of Law and Vanderbilt University. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Richmond and his B.A. in economics from Hampden-Sydney College. At the MCV Foundation, Thomas works with donors to secure principal, major and planned gifts for the benefit of the MCV Campus, including five health sciences schools, Massey Cancer Center, VCU Health and other centers and programs. 

Ann Deppman [View Image]

Ann Deppman

Director of Gift Planning

Phone: (804) 828-4599

Email: ann.deppman@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Ann Deppman joined the MCV Foundation in September 2020 as director of gift planning.

In this capacity, she provides strategic leadership and supports planned giving efforts across the MCV Campus in partnership with development officers. She enjoys the opportunity that planned giving offers to help tailor gifts to a donor’s unique needs and interests.

Ann brings more than 13 years of leadership experience, most recently as director of gift planning for Oberlin College, where she led successful efforts to increase institutional support through outright and planned gifts.

Ann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College, and she earned her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Ann and her husband, Vance, have four grown sons. In their spare time, they enjoy biking and walking their two small dogs in addition to sharpening their skills as amateur home baker (Ann) and chef (Vance). They look forward to getting to know the Richmond community, especially the local restaurants and parks.


Paula Griffin [View Image]

Paula Griffin

Senior Accountant

Phone: (804) 828-2390

Email: Paula.Griffin@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Eric Peters (B.S.’08/MC; M.P.A.’15/GPA) [View Image]

Eric Peters (B.S.’08/MC; M.P.A.’15/GPA)

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-2358

Email: eric.peters@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Eric Peters first came to VCU to work on the MCV Campus in 2011 as a public relations specialist in University Relations. For nearly five years he managed media relations and news content for the health sciences schools and spent time as public relations manager for the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He returned to the MCV Campus in 2017 after working in the federal government for nearly two years. Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from VCU, a master’s degree in corporate and professional communication from Radford University, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from VCU and accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America. 

Paul Brockwell [View Image]

Paul Brockwell

Associate Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-1232

Email: Paul.Brockwell@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Paul Brockwell began as marketing communications manager in July 2019 at the MCV Foundation. Previously, he was a senior communications strategy specialist with the State Corporation Commission and worked nearly six years in higher education communications at the University of Richmond, where his writing earned CASE and PRSA regional recognition. Brockwell earned a master’s in public communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and a B.A. in religious studies from William & Mary. In the community, he serves on the Library of Virginia board, the W&M Leadership Advisory Council, Omicron Delta Kappa’s National Advisory Council and in various roles at Grace Baptist Church. He loves obsessing about good television/pop culture, trying to read as many books as he can and hiking the James River trails in his spare time. In the past, he has written about Richmond’s food and drink scene for Style Weekly. 

Tracey Bigelow [View Image]

Tracey Bigelow

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-9734

Email: tracey.bigelow@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Crystal Puryear [View Image]

Crystal Puryear

Executive Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-1963

Email: crystal.puryear@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Julie Woodward [View Image]

Julie Woodward


Phone: (804) 828-4792

Email: julie.woodward@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Gina Padrone [View Image]

Gina Padrone

Assistant controller

Email: gina.padrone@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Laura Dickinson [View Image]

Laura Dickinson

Development Analyst and Project Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-5518

Email: laura.dickinson@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Cat Vincent [View Image]

Cat Vincent

Gifts Administration Manager

Phone: (804) 827-1700

Email: catherine.vincent@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Amber Yancey (B.S.’07/MC) [View Image]

Amber Yancey (B.S.’07/MC)

Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Phone: (804) 828-4576

Email: amber.yancey1@vcuhealth.orgView bio


Medicine and Health

Niles Eggleston [View Image]

Niles Eggleston

Assistant Vice President for Development VCU Health & School of Medicine

Phone: (804) 828-2112

Email: niles.eggleston@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Niles Eggleston joined VCU in April 2020 as the assistant vice president of alumni and development serving VCU Health and the School of Medicine. Most recently he was associate dean of advancement at the University of Virginia, where he led the School of Engineering development team into the Honor the Future Campaign, with three of the largest cumulative fundraising totals in school history. He brings more than 20 years of development experience to VCU, including leading alumni and community development offices at the University of Florida Health Science Center and at the University of Rochester (New York) Medical Center.

 At VCU he leads a team of 20 professionals to secure philanthropic support vital to the medical school and VCU Medical Center and works to engage and connect alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to advance the vision and mission of the academic medical center.

 Niles earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Colorado and his master’s degree in sports management from North Carolina State University. He and his wife, Meghan, their three children, Bo, Grady and Moriah, live in Maidens, Virginia.




Amy English (Lane), Ph.D. [View Image]

Amy English (Lane), Ph.D.

Director of Major Gifts

Phone: (804) 827-4937

Email: amy.lane@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Part of the team since 2010, Amy thrives on the new discoveries, new students and new stories that she encounters every day on the MCV Campus. As director of major gifts, her favorite part of fundraising is finding the perfect match — aligning the diverse interests of our alumni and patients with the exceptional developments at our academic medical center. 

 A proud winner of the VCU Development and Alumni Relations Spirit Award, Amy has been with the university since 2004, having first served in VCU’s corporate and foundation relations office for six years. Prior to VCU, Amy held development roles at Reynolds Community College and William & Mary. 

 A native Virginian, Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University, an M.Ed. from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in higher education from William & Mary.






Nathan G. Bick [View Image]

Nathan G. Bick

Senior Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 827-0387

Email: nathan.bick@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Nathan Bick joined VCU in 2016. He has enjoyed building philanthropic relationships with distinguished alumni around the nation and is a member of the Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center team. 

 Prior to VCU, Nathan was director of development for the Oregon Bach Festival at the University of Oregon. In that role, he led a team that raised more than $20 million in two years and became the first university unit to reach its campaign goal in a $3 billion universitywide campaign. 

 With 13 years of nonprofit development experience encompassing higher education, medicine/health and the arts, he holds an M.B.A. and a master’s degree  in arts administration from the University of Cincinnati, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in voice performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.



Jack Carmichael [View Image]

Jack Carmichael

Director of Annual Giving

Phone: (804) 827-4931

Email: john.carmichael@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Jack Carmichael serves as the director of Annual Giving for the School of Medicine and VCU Health, overseeing direct response campaigns for the medical school’s alumni as well as grateful patients. Jack joined the School of Medicine in 2014 and has served in various roles during his time here, including programming support for Reunion Weekend and front-line leadership of annual giving.

A Richmond native, Jack received his B.A. from Dickinson College, where he majored in English and Spanish. He holds an M.A. in Spanish literature from the University of Málaga, Spain, as well as an M.A. in English from VCU.


Priscilla (Wiggin) Cash [View Image]

Priscilla (Wiggin) Cash

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 827-4933

Email: priscilla.wiggin@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Priscilla Cash joined the VCU School of Medicine’s major giving team in 2015. She works with alumni in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West and with faculty in the Department of Urology.

Priscilla previously served as assistant director of leadership annual giving at VCU Massey Cancer Center. She also served in sales and sales management roles for the pharmaceutical and device-manufacturing companies of Hydro-Photon and Sanofi-Aventis, covering domestic territories in the Northeast as well as in Canada and Mexico. Her fundraising career began in San Francisco with the Pacific Crest Outward Bound school; she spent four years as an alpine mountaineering and rock-climbing instructor for the organization before moving into development.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from Radford University and a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She also completed a certificate program in fundraising at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In her spare time, Cash enjoys the outdoors, music, travel and cooking for family and friends.





Hope Elliott [View Image]

Hope Elliott

Executive Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-3607

Email: hope.elliott@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Payton Hardinge (B.A.’11/H&S) [View Image]

Payton Hardinge (B.A.’11/H&S)

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Phone: (804) 828-3407

Email: payton.hardinge@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Payton Hardinge joined the team in 2017 and oversees capital fundraising initiatives’ timetables, leadership structures and activities, including the strategic master facilities plan. She also develops and implementis strategies, programs including the Community Internship Program and events to identify and integrate new donors and advocates into strategic priorities. Her work ensures that development activities related to medicine and health are strategically directed and generate appropriate return on investment. 

Prior to joining the Medicine and Health team, Payton worked for six years with VCU Massey Cancer Center. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in Spanish from VCU.



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Michelle Holder

Stewardship Coordinator

Phone: (804) 827-4935

Email: Michelle.Holder@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Michelle Holder joined the team in 2019 and currently oversees production of acknowledgement letters, pledge reminders and tribute reports.

Prior to VCU, she spent 10 years at UPS Freight serving as both a health and safety supervisor and an employee relations supervisor. Holder’s background in relationship building, data management, investigation and root-cause analysis equipped her with a high-level of expertise in both the human and legal sides of safety and HR compliance.

Michelle earned a diploma from The Braxton School of Business in 1987 as well as master level

Microsoft Office user specialist certification in 2003. 

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Erin Lucero

Director of Development Communications

Phone: (804) 827-4938

Email: erin.lucero@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Erin Lucero loves telling the stories of our alumni, donors, faculty and students. In 19 years as director of development communications, she has produced a variety of collateral pieces that support development and alumni engagement priorities. She has taken three print periodicals from concept to production, including the School of Medicine’s 12th & Marshall alumni magazine, and launched the school’s email newsletter, which, in its 19th year, enjoys a better than 25% open rate. 

 Before joining the School of Medicine in 2001, Erin worked for a decade in what is now the public affairs office on the MCV Campus, coordinating with local, regional and national news organizations for stories about the hospital, Massey Cancer Center and five health science schools. 

 A native Richmonder, Erin holds a bachelor’s degree from Radford University and is an award-winning member of both the Public Relations Society of America and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Institutional Advancement.





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Joy Malkin

Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs

Phone: (804) 827-4939

Email: joy.sanders@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Joy Malkin joined VCU School of Medicine as its first major gift officer in 2006. Joy is a member of the Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center team and loves building relationships with donors and helping them meet their philanthropic goals. 

She began her career with the American Cancer Society before moving to the United Way and after that, into higher education advancement. Prior to joining VCU, she worked as a regional gift officer for the University of Kentucky during its first billion-dollar campaign.

Joy earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kentucky.




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Lynn Meyer

Director of Donor Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-6297

Email: lynn.meyer@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Lynn Meyer joined the team in 2015. Her fundraising career spans more than 21 years. Prior to joining VCU, she served as chief development officer at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, completing an $8 million capital campaign. She worked as an associate director for corporate and foundation relations for William & Mary and, before that, worked at Old Dominion University for seven years, first as a grant writer in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, then as a major gift officer in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. 

Lynn has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor’s in communications, both from ODU.


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Carrie Mills

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-0423

Email: carrie.r.mills@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Carrie Mills joined the team in 2017. She works with the faculty, the grateful patient program and donors to the Pauley Heart Center and the Weil Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Research. She developed and now leads the VCU Medical Philanthropy Academy, which trains faculty members to partner with the development team.

Before joining VCU, Carrie was senior director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida, where she led a $30 million scholarship campaign. Prior to that, she worked in community fundraising at the March of Dimes in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Carrie is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and has a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in nonprofits from Appalachian State University. 

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Brenna Monk

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Phone: (804) 628-5813

Email: brenna.monk@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Brenna Monk joined the Development team in 2019. She supports the Annual Giving program’s direct response campaigns and travels around Virginia to engage alumni.

Prior to coming to VCU, Brenna served as a development intern with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and as a digital and social media intern at VPM.

Brenna, a Richmond native, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in arts administration and studio art and a minor in leadership.


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Maura O'Brien

Development Assistant

Email: Maura.OBrien@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Laura Renaud [View Image]

Laura Renaud

Director of Constituent Relations and Stewardship

Phone: 804-628-6226

Email: Laura.Renaud@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Laura Renaud joined the team in 2019. Prior to VCU, Laura served as the associate director of development at Johns Hopkins Medicine, fundraising for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. She spent six years at Hopkins in both health care and higher education settings. 

Passionate about connecting committed donors with philanthropic opportunities, Laura has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector. She served on the membership committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter, and sits on the alumni board of Maryvale Preparatory School in Baltimore. 

She is pursuing a master’s in communication from the Johns Hopkins University and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Davidson College.




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Polly Roberts

Associate Director of Donor, Alumni and Stewardship Communications

Phone: (804) 828-5290

Email: polly.roberts@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Polly Roberts joined the School of Medicine in 2016. The opportunity to tell the stories of the medical school and support a $300 million campaign drew her from corporate communications back to VCU, where she had served as web content manager in University Relations from 2006-13. Polly began her career as a journalist with, covering health and education.

 Her responsibilities at VCU have a web focus, including managing the quarterly alumni e-newsletter. She also manages the medical school’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, which earned an AAMC GIA Bronze Award in Social Media for a Facebook campaign to introduce the Class of 2021. In addition to writing and editing for the website and alumni magazine, Polly also collaborates with university partners to maximize the reach of each story.

 Born in Tennessee and raised in the Richmond area, Polly holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.



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Jodi T. Smith

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 628-2248

Email: jodi.smith@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Jodi T. Smith has served as senior development officer and director of constituent relations for the School of Medicine since 2009. She leads Reunion Weekend programming and reunion class giving campaigns. Smith also serves as a major gift officer. From 1999-2005, she was the director of annual giving for the medical school.

A native of Richmond, she received her B.A. from Randolph-Macon College in 1994.


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Natalie Taylor

Development Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-9832

Email: natalie.a.taylor@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Pam Vaughan [View Image]

Pam Vaughan

Development Office Manager

Phone: (804) 827-4934

Email: pamela.vaughan@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Pam Vaughan joined the team in 2000. She oversees daily activities in the office including processing travel authorizations, reimbursements, purchasing and vendor payments as well as serving as a resource on university policies in these areas. She has served in a number of roles since 2000, including as a special events coordinator for the team.

Prior to joining VCU, Pam spent more than 17 years at AT&T in various positions.

Originally from Emporia, Virginia, Pam earned a certificate in computer programming from ECPI University and attended Virginia State University.


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Angelica Williams

Development Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-6206

Email: angelica.williams2@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Wren Wyatt (Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’15/GPA) [View Image]

Wren Wyatt (Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’15/GPA)

Associate Director of Development Information Management

Phone: (804) 828-5008

Email: wren.wyatt@vcuhealth.orgView bio

Wren Wyatt joined VCU’s corporate and foundation relations office in 2014 on a graduate fellowship through the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, where much of his research focused on postsecondary education. Before working at VCU, Wyatt attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a degree in international relations. He brings a variety of skills and experiences to the School of Medicine, drawing on previous roles as an English teacher overseas, an attorney liaison for a large Richmond law firm and a variety of defense industry and electrical engineering sales roles.



School of the Arts

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Julia M. Carr

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 827-4676

Email: carrj@vcu.eduView bio

Kelly Kerr [View Image]

Kelly Kerr

Director of Events and Sponsorships

Phone: (804) 828-9182

Email: kkerr@vcu.eduView bio

Kelly Kerr joined the VCUarts development team in August 2012, where she serves as director of events and sponsorships. She previously worked for VCU's Office of the President as manager of the Scott House. She earned her M.F.A. in ceramics from James Madison University. 

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Linda S. Johnston

Administrative Director

Phone: (804) 827-4541

Email: lsjohnst@vcu.eduView bio

Linda Johnston is proud to have been a part of the VCU Department of Music since 1988. She is an alumna of VCU music with a bachelor's in music education. She also serves as music director/organist at Pine Street Baptist Church, where she has served since 1972. Johnston serves the Department of Music as the fiscal administrator as well as human resources liaison. One of her many responsibilities in the department is to maintain relationships with VCU music alumni and donors.  

Kimberly N. Catley [View Image]

Kimberly N. Catley

Associate Director of Print and Digital Content

Phone: 804-827-1591

Email: kncatley@vcu.eduView bio

Reyna Pannell [View Image]

Reyna Pannell

Development Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-9384

Email: pannellrn@vcu.eduView bio

Chris Progler [View Image]

Chris Progler

Development Assistant

Phone: (804) 827-4676

Email: proglercj@vcu.eduView bio


School of Business, Brandcenter and da Vinci Center for Innovation

Laura Kottkamp [View Image]

Laura Kottkamp

Executive Director, School of Business Foundation, College of Engineering Foundation and VCU Foundation

Phone: (804) 828-1734

Email: lekottkamp@vcu.eduView bio

Shannon Kay Duvall [View Image]

Shannon Kay Duvall

Chief Development Officer

Phone: (804) 828-1035

Email: skduvall@vcu.eduView bio

Joey Broussard [View Image]

Joey Broussard

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 827-7408

Email: jebroussard@vcu.eduView bio

Cheryl Slokker [View Image]

Cheryl Slokker

Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone: (804) 827-2702

Email: caslokker@vcu.eduView bio

Katy Beisheim [View Image]

Katy Beisheim

Manager, Annual Giving

Phone: (804) 827-0075

Email: kbeisheim@vcu.eduView bio

Caitlin Burns (M.Ed.’15/E) [View Image]

Caitlin Burns (M.Ed.’15/E)

Assistant Director, Student & Corporate Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-1805

Email: cmburns@vcu.eduView bio

Sara Fetherolf [View Image]

Sara Fetherolf

Development & Alumni Relations Specialist

Email: sfetherolf@vcu.eduView bio

Cara Clark (B.F.A.’05/A) [View Image]

Cara Clark (B.F.A.’05/A)

Manager of Board Relations

Phone: (804) 828-2909

Email: clarkce@vcu.eduView bio


School of Dentistry

Gloria Callihan [View Image]

Gloria Callihan

Associate Dean for Development

Phone: (804) 828-8101

Email: gfgreinercal@vcu.eduView bio

Marie Norton (M.F.A.’10/H&S) [View Image]

Marie Norton (M.F.A.’10/H&S)

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-5615

Email: mpnorton@vcu.eduView bio

Marie Norton previously worked at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Capital One. She is a graduate of VCU’s masters of fine arts in fiction writing. In 2012, she won the Virginia Commission for the Arts fellowship in fiction.


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Cristina Cruz

Director of Leadership Annual Giving and Stewardship

Phone: (804) 828-2931

Email: cmcruz@vcu.eduView bio

Cristina Cruz serves as the assistant director of development communications and special events at the VCU School of Dentistry. She manages the school's donor relations efforts, including alumni engagement and stewardship events, and coordinates alumni and donor communications. She has worked in development at the School of Dentistry since 2010 and has a background in public relations and event management. Cruz is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in public relations and Spanish. 

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Nan Johnson

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-0324

Email: nljohnson@vcu.eduView bio

Kendra Novey [View Image]

Kendra Novey

Assistant Director for Reunion and Student Engagement

Phone: (804) 828-1138

Email: kwnovey@vcu.eduView bio


School of Education

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Ed Kardos

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-4692

Email: egkardos@vcu.eduView bio

From 2012 to 2015, Ed Kardos served as director of development for major gifts at the VCU School of Dentistry, where he secured more than $3.5 million in total donations dedicated to scholarship and professorship endowments. Before joining the School of Dentistry, Kardos served as executive director of development for the VCU School of Nursing, director of development for Benedictine High School and the first full-time annual giving director at James Madison University. He is a Nina Abady Award recipient (2004), the highest award given by the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives for lifetime career excellence. 

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Jasmine Carter

Alumni and Student Engagement Coordinator

Email: carterja4@vcu.eduView bio


School of Nursing

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Pamela Lowe

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 827-0020

Email: plowe@vcu.eduView bio

Angela L. Flagg [View Image]

Angela L. Flagg

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-1071

Email: flaggal@vcu.eduView bio

TaLees Owens [View Image]

TaLees Owens

Development Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-5548

Email: owensti@vcu.eduView bio


School of Pharmacy

Louie A. Correa [View Image]

Louie A. Correa

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-3016

Email: lacorrea@vcu.eduView bio

Louie Correa joined the VCU development team in March 2015. He has 14 years of experience in development and nonprofit management. Before joining VCU, he served as chief executive officer of Project 375 (formerly The Brandon Marshall Foundation) based in Chicago. He also served as an associate consultant for Campbell & Co., a fundraising consulting firm based in Chicago, where he worked with many arts and higher education clients throughout the U.S. Before his time in Chicago, Correa spent nearly a decade in Indianapolis in development roles with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The TKE Foundation. He has authored articles in Advancing Philanthropy and chapters in Giving USA. He has a master's degree from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University (2010) and bachelor's degrees in rhetoric and English from the University of Illinois (2002). 

Greg Weatherford (B.S.’95/MC; M.F.A.’12/A) [View Image]

Greg Weatherford (B.S.’95/MC; M.F.A.’12/A)

Director of Communications

Phone: (804)828-6470

Email: goweatherfor@vcu.eduView bio

Jessica Lee Sorensen [View Image]

Jessica Lee Sorensen

Leadership Engagement Officer

Phone: (804) 828-4246

Email: jlsorensen@vcu.eduView bio

Jess Sorensen previously served as development coordinator for VCUarts. After receiving her B.S. in sociology from James Madison University in 2010, she interned for the summer with the VCU donor relations team. She then became the administrative assistant to the dean of external affairs at the VCU School of Business from August 2010 to January 2013. She is a native of Richmond, Virginia. 

Katharine Stein (B.F.A.’15/A) [View Image]

Katharine Stein (B.F.A.’15/A)

Gift Stewardship and Special Events Coordinator

Phone: (804) 827-2524

Email: steinke2@vcu.eduView bio

Katharine Stein is a 2015 VCUarts alumna from the Department of Sculpture. She previously served as a development coordinator at VCUarts before a stint in the development office at the Science Museum of Richmond.  

School of Social Work

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Anna Givens

Development Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-7166

Email: givensa3@vcu.eduView bio

Geoff LoCicero [View Image]

Geoff LoCicero

Director of Communications

Phone: (804) 828-9335

Email: locicerog2@vcu.eduView bio

Geoff LoCicero joined the VCU School of Social Work in July 2019. Previously, he was coordinator of digital marketing and communications for the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi, after serving as the university’s director of web services from 2009-17. He was the first director of web communications at the University of South Carolina from 2005-09.

Before that, LoCicero was a trainer and researcher at the Ifra Newsplex at the University of South Carolina, a public-private partnership that focused on the development of cross-media strategies and training for journalists in the U.S. and abroad.

He also worked as a copy editor and page designer at The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina and as a sports copy editor and designer at the Birmingham Post-Herald.


Nicole Passmore (B.S.’17/H&S) [View Image]

Nicole Passmore (B.S.’17/H&S)

Communications Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-4830

Email: passmorenm@vcu.eduView bio


Student Affairs

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Anthony Muscatello

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-1702

Email: amuscatello@vcu.eduView bio


VCU Foundation

Laura Kottkamp (Ed.D.'19/E) [View Image]

Laura Kottkamp (Ed.D.'19/E)

Executive Director

Phone: (804) 828-1734

Email: lekottkamp@vcu.eduView bio

Paige Hazelgrove (B.S.’13/H&S) [View Image]

Paige Hazelgrove (B.S.’13/H&S)

Manager of Board Relations

Email: givenspe@vcu.eduView bio


VCU Libraries

Kelly Gotschalk (B.F.A.’90/A; M.A.’97/A) [View Image]

Kelly Gotschalk (B.F.A.’90/A; M.A.’97/A)

Director of Development and Major Gifts

Phone: (804) 827-1163

Email: kjgotschalk@vcu.eduView bio

Caslin Applewhite (B.F.A.’11/A) [View Image]

Caslin Applewhite (B.F.A.’11/A)

Events and Communications Coordinator

Phone: (804) 357-7655

Email: applewhiteec@vcu.eduView bio

Gregory G. Kimbrell (M.F.A.’11/H&S) [View Image]

Gregory G. Kimbrell (M.F.A.’11/H&S)

Events and Programs Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-0593

Email: kimbrellgg@vcu.eduView bio

Sarah Neely [View Image]

Sarah Neely

Officer of Annual Giving

Phone: (804) 827-3616

Email: neelysb@vcu.eduView bio

Sue Robinson [View Image]

Sue Robinson

Director of Communications and Public Relations

Phone: (804) 828-0129

Email: srobinson26@vcu.eduView bio

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Antonia FD Vassar (B.A.’05/A)

Director of Stewardship and Volunteer Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-1165

Email: vassaram@vcu.eduView bio

Antonia F.D. Vassar graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 with a B.A. in music. She became interested in fundraising and philanthropy after working in the VCU Libraries Development Office as a student. She enjoys seeing VCU Libraries donors engaged and active in the larger VCU and Richmond communities. 

VCU Life Sciences

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Lynne C. McCarthy

Communications and Alumni Relations Officer

Phone: (804) 827-1164

Email: lcmccarthy@vcu.eduView bio


Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Stevan Dozier [View Image]

Stevan Dozier

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-6205

Email: doziers2@vcu.eduView bio

Tiffany Murray-Robertson [View Image]

Tiffany Murray-Robertson

Interim director of communications and external relations

Phone: (804) 827-1253

Email: tfmurray@vcu.eduView bio

Katherine Huynh (B.S.’11/B) [View Image]

Katherine Huynh (B.S.’11/B)

Events and Messaging Strategist

Phone: (804) 827-0867

Email: huynhkp@vcu.eduView bio

Briana Williams (M.S.’13/MC) [View Image]

Briana Williams (M.S.’13/MC)

Communications Strategist

Phone: (804) 827-2168

Email: williamsbl5@vcu.eduView bio

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David Slipher

Director of Communications and External Relations

Phone: (804) 828-1614

Email: slipherd@vcu.eduView bio


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