• Gibrall Grant Foundation Board Member
• Henrico County Drug Court Board Member
• Maronite Catholic Church, Sexual Incident Review Board Member
• Richmond Strikers Youth Soccer Club Board Member
Mike is a lifelong resident of Henrico County and has been a Richmond Police Officer for 28 years. The majority of his law enforcement career has been in investigations with a primary focus in all levels of drug enforcement. These include working in an undercover capacity, supervision of narcotic and violent crime investigations, asset forfeiture and money laundering investigations, and currently the Commander in charge of the Special Investigation Division.
In 2013 Mike saw a need for the renovation of how law enforcement addressed opiate addicts. The drastic increase in over-dose victims, coupled with years of professional and personal contact with individuals struggling with addiction, fueled a passion to be a change agent in this opiate epidemic. Mike instituted policy changes and educational programs to better serve the victims of the disease of addiction and in the spring of 2016 founded the Virginia Recovery Foundation. In his downtime Mike loves all aspects of outdoor life- in particular fishing and hunting.
• JHW board member
• IWINS board member
Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA, is the Program Coordinator for Rams in Recovery in addition to being the Administrative Director for COBE, VCU's Collegiate Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute, which works to unlock the power of behavioral health research through university wide collaboration. Tom is a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor and has spent most of his career working in homeless services. A person in long-term recovery, Tom is an advocate for people in recovery or who are struggling with a substance use disorder.
Tom has played a key role in the growth of Collegiate Recovery at VCU spending his first 2 ½ years as a volunteer on the project team until he was hired in October as the program’s first coordinator. Tom is now developing criteria to create a formalized Collegiate Recovery Program in addition to building robust recovery supports with a focus on multiple paths to recovery. Tom is passionate about changing the way we treat substance use disorders and firmly believes that we must improve our systems of care by focusing on long-term recovery supports, allowing easier access to treatment and recovery resources, and reducing stigma around substance use disorders. In 2012 through a partnership with Northstar Community, Tom & Teresa McBean created a collaborative Family Education Program, which offers education and support to family members of substance users.
Walter Douglas Moran
• Better Housing Coalition Board Member
• International Coach Federation, Virginia Chapter Board Member
Award-winning and best-selling author Doug Moran founded If You Will Lead, LLC in 2009, to foster leadership development and growth through executive coaching, consulting, training, and motivational speaking. Doug believes fervently that everyone has the capacity to be a leader. He is passionate about helping those who choose to lead by fostering the skills and competencies necessary to do so powerfully and effectively. Doug has helped leaders around the world achieve their goals and their leadership potential. Doug is the co-founder of The CoHero Institute, the creator and provider of the CoHero Collaborative Leadership Profile Assessments. The CoHero assessments help leaders understand their unique strengths within the context of an organization’s overall requirements for learning, management, and leadership. They provide a way for individuals and organizations to assess their leadership competencies so they can understand how to leverage their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. Doug’s approach to coaching starts with the leader and moves outward. By focusing on self-awareness, Doug helps leaders see the connections between who they are and how they lead. He then uses this self-awareness to help his clients lead more powerfully by creating a compelling vision, developing behaviors that attract others, and promoting actions that build and maintain trust and respect. Doug uses a variety of tools and exercises to enable his clients to understand themselves and to reach their fullest potential. Doug speaks, writes and teaches on a variety of topics related to leadership and change. Doug’s bestselling book, If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders, was named one of LeadershipNow.com’s “Best Leadership Books of 2011.”
Paz L. Ochs
• Safe Harbor Sexual and Domestic Violence Court Advocate
• Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers Board
Paz Ochs is the Senior Court Advocate at Safe Harbor, serving individuals and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence in Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Paz assists clients during protective order and criminal hearings. She also assists immigrants, who are victims of domestic violence and trafficking, in obtaining VAWA, U and T-Visas. Prior to Safe Harbor, Paz worked for the City of Richmond in the Office of Multicultural Affairs promoting inclusivity of immigrant communities through education and access to information regarding city services. Paz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Cultures from Antioch College. Over the past decade, Paz has served on various boards and committees, including RBHA Friends of Prevention, Groundwork RVA, and Tricycle Gardens. Paz is currently on the board of Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers. Paz lives in Church Hill and enjoys cooking and camping with her fiancée and dog.
gena b. reeder
Gena Price Reeder graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Mass Communications and spent more than a decade working in the field of advertising production and public/media relations. Following a short stint as a preschool teacher while raising her family, Gena became involved in the gun violence prevention movement after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. She served as VA State Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and played a key role in growing their membership and mission awareness throughout the Commonwealth. As a member of their legislative team, Gena successfully lobbied for gun safety bills such as Brendon's Law, which increased penalties for celebratory gunfire. Gena remains invested in local politics and is looking forward to taking the skills and knowledge she has learned through the course of her advocacy work and applying them toward curbing the growing crisis of opiate addiction. Gena lives in Midlothian with her husband Michael and their two middle-school aged kids, Luke & Jamie. Her passions are music, hiking, traveling, and taking care of her family.
W. Cliff Wood
• JMU Foundation and Real Estate Board
• Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Wood joined CarMax in 1993 as a buyer-in-training. He has served as buyer, purchasing manager, district manager, regional director, and director of buyer development. In 2007, Mr. Wood was promoted vice president of sales operations. Prior to 2007, he served as vice president of merchandising for nine years. Mr. Wood was promoted to senior vice president in March 2010. He has since been promoted to Senior Vice President, Stores (October 2011) and Executive Vice President, Stores (March of 2012). In February of 2016, Mr. Wood was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, in his current role he is responsible for all store functions, including sales, service, merchandising and business office. In addition Mr. Wood has oversight of corporate strategy, analytics and change management. Prior to joining CarMax, Mr. Wood served as control buyer and product specialist at Circuit City from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Wood is former president of the Board of Directors of the James Madison University Duke Club and currently the vice chair of the JMU Foundation and Real Estate Board. Mr. Wood received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from James Madison University.