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.

Interested in joining BHCyp? Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Board! Download the 2020 New Member Application HERE Applications should be completed and emailed to Sarah Fernald by NOV. 25th, and applicants will be notified of membership decisions in early December. Terms begin in January.


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2019 BHCyp Members

Patricia Bradby, Chair
Leadership Metro Richmond

Ali McCrickard, Immediate Past Chair
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Trevor Buckley, Vice Chair
Timmons Group

Katie Lynch, Secretary
Dodson Property Management 

Tyler Parham, Outreach Officer
Cetera Financial Group

Carolyn McCrea, Special Events Officer
VCU School of Business

Emily Baker, Special Projects Officer
Moseley Architects


Janell Baker
City of Richmond

Colleen Connolly
Henrico County Public Schools

Patrice Edwards
Weinstein Properties

Wyatt Gordon
LISC Virginia

Amy Herzing
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Peter Klemz
Virginia Community Capital 

Kate Lafayette

John Le
Richmond Association of REALTORS®

Victor McKenzie
Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton 

Kayla Smith
Special Needs Aide

Tory Sprehe
Spider Management Company 

Stephanie Stephens
VCU Health

Ava Wagner
VCU Survey Research & Evaluation Laboratory

Lauren White
Summit Design & Engineering

Todd Waldo, Board Liaison
Hugh Helen LLC 

Sarah Fernald, BHCyp Coordinator
Better Housing Coalition


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