Who We Are

Helen Rai

Circles Coach

Helen is a social worker with extensive ties to VCU and the RVA community. She is focused inwardly, supporting and developing our Leaders, Allies and volunteers.

Kristin Blalock

Community Coordinator

Kristin is experienced in non-profit work and brings internal and external communication skills to the team. Her Circles focus is outward, coordinating support for the Circles model.

Quawneisha "Bre" Peoples

Outreach Coordinator

Bre has an authentic desire to connect with people and her positive outlook is contagious. As Outreach Coordinator, Bre builds relationships within Richmond communities to develop future Circle Leaders.

Boulevard United Methodist Church
Clover Hill Church
Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Hill City Church
Metropolitan Health Foundation
Richmond Friends Meeting
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Malcolm E. Ritsch, Jr – President
Richard Crom – Treasurer
Adrian Luxmoore - Secretary
Stephen Batsche
Rev. Remmie Chew Jr.
Valena A. Dixon
Ashley Hall
Wayne King Johnson
Mary Lindert
Dawn S. McNamara
Rev. Bo Millner
Joy Thomas
Stephanie Watkins
Katherine Whitney – Consultant (ex officio)