Young Professionals

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.


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2019 BHCyp Members

Patricia Bradby, Chair
Leadership Metro Richmond

Emily Baker
Moseley Architects

Janell Baker
City of Richmond

Trevor Buckley
Timmons Group

Colleen Connolly
Henrico County Public Schools

Patrice Edwards
Weinstein Properties

Wyatt Gordon
The Green Party of Berlin

Amy Herzing
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Peter Klemz
Virginia Community Capital 

Kate Lafayette

Katie Lynch
Dodson Property Management 

Carolyn McCrea
VCU School of Business

Ali McCrickard
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Victor McKenzie
Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton 

Tyler Parham
Foresters Financial 

Kayla Smith
A Village Youth & Family Services

Tory Sprehe
Spider Management Company 

Stephanie Stephens
VCU Health

Kelly Vaughn
Draper Aden Associates

Ava Wagner
VCU Survey Research & Evaluation Laboratory

Lauren White
Summit Design & Engineering

Todd Waldo, Board Liaison
Royall & Company 

Sarah Fernald, BHCyp Coordinator
Better Housing Coalition