Young Professionals


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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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2020 BHCyp Board

Trevor Buckley, Chair
Timmons Group

Kayla Smith, Vice Chair
A Village Youth & Family Services

Patricia Bradby, Immediate Past Chair
Leadership Metro Richmond

Lauren White, Secretary
Summit Design & Engineering

Colleen Connolly, Special Events Chair
Henrico County Public Schools

John Le, Special Projects Co-Chair
Richmond Association of REALTORS®

Tyler Parham, Special Projects Co-Chair
Cetera Investors

Wyatt Gordon, Bike Tour Chair
Virginia Conservation Network

Lee Jones, Gingerbread House Challenge Chair
Balzer and Associates


Sarah Brooks
Capital One

Chisolm Carruthers

Patrice Edwards
Weinstein Properties

Kaycee Ensign
Medical Society of Virginia

Chelsea Jackson
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)

Peter Klemz
Virginia Community Capital 

Kate Lafayette

Katie Lynch
Dodson Property Management

Seth Opoku-Yeboah
National Land Lease Capital 

Tory Sprehe
Spider Management Company 

Ashley Staton

Stephanie Stephens
VCU Health

Todd Waldo, Board Liaison
Hugh Helen LLC 

Sarah Fernald, BHCyp Coordinator
Better Housing Coalition


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