Leadership

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who provide guidance and financial oversight to our program initiatives. The Board represents social service agencies, local businesses, neighborhood associations, civic groups, and city government. Board members serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment. They play an important role in setting the direction of the non-profit with support from the Healthy Chesapeake Coalition. The Board also provides support for fundraising efforts and approves fund distribution for community development programs and projects that support a healthy Chesapeake.

Dr. Rebecca C.W. Adams

Dr. Rebecca C.W. Adams

Retired, Chesapeake Public Schools and Chesapeake Public Schools Education Foundation

Justin Brooks

Justin Brooks

Executive Director, Chesapeake Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Donald S. Buckley, PhD, LFACHE

Donald S. Buckley, PhD, LFACHE

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, EVMS, Retired President, Chesapeake General Hospital

Robert Culpepper

Robert Culpepper

Chief Administrative Office, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Edmund E. Elliott

Edmund E. Elliott

Fire Chief/Coordinator of Emergency Management

Karen Gawne

Karen Gawne

Senior Personal Banker/Assistant Vice President, Towne Bank Treasurer

Kimberly “Kim” Painter, CPA

Kimberly “Kim” Painter, CPA

Partner, Barnes, Brock, Cornwell & Painter, PLC

Brian Martin, Ph.D., MBA

Brian Martin, Ph.D., MBA

Associate Professor | Director, Graduate Program in Public Health Eastern Virginia Medical School | Old Dominion University Interim Board Chair

Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

Chief Judge, Chesapeake General District Court

Shane Neilson

Shane Neilson

Store Manager, Walmart Hillcrest Pkwy

Cecil Jenkins

Cecil Jenkins

President, Cecil Jenkins Insurance Agency, Inc.

Amy Charnley Paulson, MPH, AE-C

Amy Charnley Paulson, MPH, AE-C

CINCH Director & Instructor, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Beth Reitz

Beth Reitz

Director, Lifestyle Center Health & Fitness Center, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Mary Riley

Mary Riley

Administrator, Department of Human Services | Division of Community Programs, City of Chesapeake

Wendy Schofer, MD

Wendy Schofer, MD

Coalition Co-Chair

Joseph Scislowicz

Joseph Scislowicz

Executive Director, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Nancy M. Welch, MD, MHA, MBA

Nancy M. Welch, MD, MHA, MBA

Health Director, Chesapeake Health DepartmentHealth Advisor to the Board, Member ex-Officio

Kelvin L. Wright

Kelvin L. Wright

Chief of Police, City of Chesapeake

CONTACT US

Healthy Chesapeake
667 Kingsborough Square
Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA 23320

757-690-8970

info@healthychesapeake.org