Special Olympics Staff Members
Our Richmond headquarters houses the majority of our staff, as well as our administrative functions. Seven regional offices located across the state are dedicated to supporting Special Olympics Virginia programs and volunteers within their community: Richmond, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg, Newport News, and Blacksburg.

Meet Our Team

Richmond

David Thomason

President
804.726.3033

Roy Zeidman

Senior Vice President
804.726.3022

Karen Acuto

Athlete Data Specialist
804.726.3030

Amber Bayton

Director of Development
804.726.3023

Kelli Bonner

Director of Advancement
804.726.3028

Emily Bower

Administrative Assistant
804.726.3020

Emily Bridgman

Administrative Services Manager
804.726.3019

Holly Claytor

Vice President,
Development & Communications
804.726.3025

Kim D'Errico

Vice President,
Finance & Administration
804.726.3038

Lisa Garnett

Director of Human Resources
804.726.3026

Allison Hearn

Director of Finance/Controller
804.612.1601

Casey Henderson

Director of Fitness and Events
703.728.7191

Katelynn Howell

Director of Development, Central Virginia
804.726.3024

Laura Longmire

Data Entry Specialist

Pam McClure

Executive Assistant &
Administration Manager
804.726.3027

Pam Mines

Capital Region Director
804.726.3035

Dave Pawlowski

Vice President,
Sports, Health & Fitness
804.726.3034

Val Reinford

Vice President,
Local Program Services
804.726.3036

Bryan Schubring

Senior Director of Sports & Competition
804.612.1606

Katelynn Sherrill

Accounting Specialist
804.726.3039

Aliza Tekavec

Director of Marketing Services
804.726.3031
Lynchburg

Lisa Wimbush

Piedmont Region Director
434.582.4712
Northern Virginia

Alex Burns

Digital Content Coordinator
703.359.4301

Ellen Head

Senior Director of Development,
Northern Virginia & Law Enforcement
Torch Run Specialist
703.359.4301 ext. 1

Veronica Jennings

Assistant Vice President, Local Program Services
703.359.4301 ext. 3

Nicole Kratzer

Director of Special Events/ Northern Virginia
703.359.4301 ext. 2

Kelly Long

Administrative Assistant

Joe Smith

Potomac Region Director

Mariela Monterrosa Rodriguez

Visual & Digital Communications Coordinator
703.359.4301

Sean Wallach

Director of Marketing & Outreach
703.359.4301 ext. 4
Harrisonburg

Mike Gangloff

Shenandoah Region Director
540.433.7475
Virginia Beach

Tysha Austin

Southeast Region Director
757.962.1575

Mattie Fitzgerald

Director of Development
757-962-1575

Izzy Nelson

Director of Events
757-962-1575

Mckenzie Dunford

Manager of Special Events
757.962.1575
Fredericksburg

Lilly Arevalo

Rappahannock Region Director
540.479.6918
Newport News

Ali Barnard

Peninsula Region Director
757.214.9098
Blacksburg

Deana Filipiak

Project Manager
540.951.2918

Nancy Morehouse

Senior Director,
Southwest Region &
Unified Sports Specialist
540.951.2918

Board of Directors

Leadership

Dr. Joy Cavagnaro

Chair
President
Access BIO

David Thomason

President
Special Olympics Virginia

Linda Anne Messick

Vice Chair
Retired Senior Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Steven Escaravage

Secretary
Sr. Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Kelly Mortensen

Vice Chair
Advanta Flooring Inc.
Past State Deputy
Virginia Knights of Columbus

Michael Saxon

Treasurer
CEO
SXN Strategy Partners

Marc Tate

Vice Chair
Senior Director, Federal Partners
Tanium

Chester Sharps, MD

Past Chair
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
VCU Children’s Hospital
Members

Bill Boddie Jr.

Director of Operations Services
Boddie-Noell Enterprises (Hardee’s)

Dr. Marcelle Davis, MBA

Vice President, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
VCU Health System

David Decatur

Sheriff
Stafford County Sheriff's Office

Elliot Eliades

Retired Director of Next Generation Products
Swedish Match North American

Chelsea Gaughran

Athlete Representative, Global Messenger & Richmond Young Professionals Board Member
Wash Your Way RVA

Bo Hall

CEO
Hall Community Services

Chris Hall

Eastern Region Supervisor
Virginia Natural Gas

Brigid Klein

Educator
Fairfax County Public Schools

Richard "Dick" Lin

Athlete parent and coach

Danny Meyer

President and Co-owner
Dallan Construction, Inc.

Capt. Jill Mills

Chief Pilot
United Airlines

Richard D. "Rick" Palmieri

Corporate Attorney & Partner
Williams Mullen

Larry Page

President
Page Auto Group

Amy Wolfe

Regional Vice President
GEICO

Olga Woltman

Founder & Principal
LemonSkies
Ex Officio

Donnie Knowlson

Vice President Sales and Marketing
Farm Bureau Alliance

Dr. Rick Meyers

Past Chair
Orthopedic Surgeon
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates

Office Locations

Richmond Location

3212 Skipwith Road, Suite 100
Richmond VA 23294
804.346.5544
804.346.9633 (fax)

Lynchburg Location

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4533
Lynchburg VA 24502
434.582.4712
434.582.4713 (fax)

Northern Virginia Location

11350 Random Hills Road C-140
Fairfax VA 22030
703.359.4301
703.359.4306 (fax) 800.526.6131 (toll-free)

Harrisonburg Location

21 Southgate Court, Suite 103
Harrisonburg VA 22801
540.433.7475 | 540.434.6508 (fax)
800.526.6133 (toll-free)

Virginia Beach Location

184 Business Park Drive, Suite 209
Virginia Beach VA 23462
757.962.1575
804.346.9633 (fax)
877.874.7462 (toll-free)

Fredericksburg Location

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1996
Culpeper, VA 22701
540.479.6918

Newport News Location

Mailing Address:

184 Business Park Drive, Suite 209
Virginia Beach VA 23462

757.214.9098

Blacksburg Location

1100 South Main Street, Suite B
Blacksburg VA 24060
540.951.2918
540.951.2979 (fax)
800.526.6132 (toll-free)