Young Professionals

BHCyp members

Better Housing Coalition Young Professionals (BHCyp) is a group of enthusiastic young professionals from the Greater-Richmond area who are interested in spreading the news about the work of the Better Housing Coalition (BHC). With a focus on diversity, they come from a variety of backgrounds, such as social work, urban planning, healthcare, law, finance and real estate.

BHCyp members meet monthly and engage in service projects and social events that help further BHC’s mission. They work closely with BHC staff and volunteer at BHC events. They’re active in social media, in their communities, and in their professions.

BHCyp Mission Statement: The mission of BHCyp is to build community awareness of and provide support to the Better Housing Coalition, enhancing its ability to change lives and transform communities through high-quality, affordable housing in the Greater Richmond region.

Apply to join BHCyp in 2018

BHCyp welcomes area young professionals interested in honing their strengths and passions to incite positive change in Richmond’s many diverse neighborhoods to apply! APPLICATIONS DUE TUESDAY, NOV. 28.



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2017 BHCyp Members

Alex Arruda, Chair
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Ali Newton, Vice Chair
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Lauren Cross, Secretary
Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization

Kayla Smith, Treasurer
A Village Youth & Family Services

Erin Ehrlich Beard, Communications Officer
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Trevor Buckley, Special Projects Officer
Timmons Group

Rebecca Rowe, Signature Event Officer
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development

Damien Sharp, Outreach Officer
Troutman Sanders LLP

Janell Baker
City of Richmond

Patricia Bradby
Leadership Metro Richmond

Amy Broderick
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Andrew Clark
Home Builders Association of Virginia

Sojourna Cunningham
University of Richmond

Chris Dimotsis
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Candice Evans
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Malcolm Jones
Rebuilding Together Richmond

Peter Klemz
Virginia Community Capital

James Lambert
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Crystal Lowery
The Hofheimer

Sara Mehle
Dorsey, Wright & Associates

Christopher Yenson
City of Richmond

Todd Waldo, Board Liaison
Royall & Company

Sarah Fernald, BHCyp Coordinator
Better Housing Coalition