Young Professionals

Apply to join BHCyp in 2019

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 FRIDAY, NOV. 9.

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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2018 BHCyp Members

Ali McCrickard, Chair
Divaris Real Estate, Inc.

Alex Arruda, Immediate Past Chair
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Emily Baker
Moseley Architects

Janell Baker
City of Richmond

Patricia Bradby, Vice Chair
Leadership Metro Richmond

Trevor Buckley
Timmons Group

Erin Ehrlich-Beard
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Max Hepp-Buchanan
Sports Backers

Amy Herzing
Virginia Housing Development Authority

Malcolm Jones
Rebuilding Together Richmond

Peter Klemz
Virginia Community Capital

Kate Lafayette

Matt McCabe
Monroe Properties

Carolyn McCrea
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Victor McKenzie
Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton

Sara Mehle
Dorsey, Wright & Associates

Damien Sharp
Troutman Sanders LLP

Kayla Smith, Secretary
PCG Public Partnerships

Kelly Vaughn
Draper Aden Associates 

Ava Wagner
VCU Survey Research & Evaluation Laboratory

Joy Whitehurst
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

Todd Waldo, Board Liaison
Royall & Company

Sarah Fernald, BHCyp Coordinator
Better Housing Coalition