Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a dynamic group of 20 and 30 somethings united by a desire to spread awareness of The Doorways throughout the Richmond community.

Each member serves as an ambassador for The Doorways in the community, provides volunteer and community outreach support, and is an integral point of contact for The Doorways staff and Board of Directors.

Interested in joining? Learn more below or by emailing us at


YPC Member Requirements

  • Orientation and tour of The Doorways
  • $50 annual dues (your dues cover one night of lodging for a guest)
  • Attend 80% of YPC Monthly Meetings
  • Attend at least 2 YPC service projects, social events, and fundraisers
  • Assist in planning the YPC's signature event
  • Serve on a committee (Membership or Fundraising)

YPC Member Activities

Member Meetings

Member meetings occur on the second Tuesday of every month. Member meetings focus around providing updates on the YPC budget and member activities, including socials/fundraisers, membership, and service projects. Meetings also provide an opportunity for members to socialize and network.

Service Project, Socials, & Fundraisers

Members plan and participate in regular events that The Doorways' mission and YPC. Service projects include providing meals to our guests and hosting collection drives. Socials and Fundraisers help raise awareness and bring in money and people to support The Doorways.

Signature Event! 

Each year, YPC hosts one signature event. YPC members are responsible for recruiting sponsors, donations, and selling tickets.

For more information about the YPC, please contact

How to Join the YPC

We accept new members on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before applying to be a member, please review our YPC Member Requirements (above). Then, fill out our YPC Membership Form and a member of the council will reach out to you with more information about how you can get started.

Young Professionals Council Officers


Jenny Lankford

Sheltering Arms Institute


Vice President
Patrick Brown

CSC Leasing Company

Young Professionals Council Members

Jonathan Bailey - SBK Financial

Caroline Bass - Plein Air Agency

Sean Breit-RupeThompson McMullan

Miata BrownTruist

Patrick BrownCSC Leasing Company

Ethan Calupitan - VCU Health

Casey Coleman - Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C.

Tyler Cook - VCU Health

Alexandra Denny - EAB

Louise Ellen - Capital One

Halina Forest - Johnston-Willis Hospital

David Forrest - RiverFront Investment Group

Elle Joyner - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Kate Lafayette - Timmons Group

Chris Liu - VCU Health

Jennifer Miller - Sheltering Arms Institute

Megan Newman - Humanitru

Marie Palisano - Virginia Physicians for Women

Victoria Perry - Schooley Law Firm

Griffin Phillips - RiverFront Investment Group

Jessica Powell - District Attorney's Office

Jackson Rankin - VCU Health

Amanda Serfozo - Capital One

Trey Thornton - Capital One

Vivek Vadlamdudi - VCU Health