Board of Directors

Robin White

Board Chair

Robin is a Contracts Analyst and Corporate Outreach with Northrop Grumman.  She serves on the Chesterfield Emergency Response Team, as a Committee Member with Bethesda Baptist Missions Ministry, and as a volunteer coordinator at The Bridge.

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Dr. Laura Taylor

Dr. Laura is an educator and she holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a master’s degree in teaching from Mary Baldwin College. Dr. Laura is also a published author of the children’sbook, THE BEE-ATITUDES.

Rev. Charles Sumpter
Billy Johnston


Billy is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a master's degree in Business Administrator from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant and then moved on to other financial roles including Controller and chief financial officer.  He ran a printing company for 10 years and also served as the general manager for a couple of Richmond-based companies.  When he is not working, he spends time with his 8 kids, works out, or volunteers in the Richmond community.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor is a graduate of George Mason University and was the Director of Business Development for the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce for six years. Carol is also a licensed REALTOR and she is a member of the Brandermill Rotary Club.

Pastor David O. Taylor 
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Lauren Lattimer

Board Vice Chair

Lauren holds a master's of science in literacy and culture from Longwood University. She is a former elementary and special education teacher in Chesterfield County Public Schools as well as a Girls on the Run coach.  Currently, she is raising her three wild boys and tutoring children in reading. Lauren loves hiking with her family and traveling.  

Andrea Makriyianis

Andrea Makriyianis is the Assessment & Resource Team Supervisor with Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. Previously, she was the Director of Programs with the Richmond Big Brothers Big Sisters’ affiliate and was an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at the University of Richmond. She holds a Human Services degree from Virginia Tech and has a master's degree in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Richmond.

Dawn McCoy

Executive Director

Reverend Charles Sumpter is an associate minister at Second Baptist Church in Chester, Virginia. He is retired from the US Army, holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in Business from Central Michigan University, a Master’s equivalent from the US Army War College, a Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University.

Pastor Taylor is co-owner and the CEO of Accent Group and Family Services, a community-based services agency. He is a graduate of Richard Bland College, Evans-Smith Leadership Institute of Virginia Union University School of Theology, St. Paul’s College and he holds a master's degree from Capella University.

Dawn McCoy has over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and public service leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Howard University and a master’s degree from the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy where she was a Bryce Harlow Scholar. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, tennis, and playing chess.