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.

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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, Splatter That Matters
  • Serve on a committee (Membership or Fundraising)

YPC Member Activities

Member Meetings

Member meetings occur on the second Tuesday of every month and are held at various hot spots and venues throughout the Richmond area. 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.

Splatter That Matters! 

Splatter That Matters is YPCs largest fundraiser. This annual paintball tournament brings together some of Richmond's biggest companies for a day of teambuilding, competition, and fun. YPC members are responsible for recruiting sponsors, teams, and volunteers to assit with the event.

For more information about the YPC, please contact [email protected] 

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

Landon Bland

Landon Bland


Casey Coleman

Vice President
Casey Coleman

Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney

Matt Williams

Board Liaison
Matt Williams


Young Professionals Council Members

Caroline Bass - CoStar

Miata Brown - SunTrust

Patrick Brown - CSC Leasing Company

Megan Newman - Totem Software

Alex Foley - Owens and Minor

Valerie Iaconangelo - Patient First

Elle Joyner - Federal Reserve

Kate Lafayette - CoStar

Andrew Ledwith -  HCA

Christopher Liu - VCU Medical Student

Jennifer Miller - Sheltering Arms

Caroline Powell - District Attorney's Office

Caroline Preas - The Cason Group

Katie Rossberg - Madison + Main

Trey Thornton - Capital One

Jessica Wells - Commonwealth Catholic Charities