Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council is a dynamic group of individuals united by a desire to increase the visibility, understanding and community support of The Doorways in the RVA community through fundraising and awareness events, including ‘Splatter That Matters’, A Paintball Tournament Benefiting The Doorways. All proceeds from Young Professionals Council events are donated to The Doorways to support the cost of lodging our guests during their stay. Each member serves as an ambassador of The Doorways in the community,  provides volunteer and community outreach support, and are integral points of contact for The Doorways Staff and Board of Directors. 



To support The Doorways through acts of generosity, hospitality and compassion and to develop additional resource streams through innovative fundraising and awareness initiatives.


The Young Professionals Council strives to make The Doorways a leading presence in Richmond, synonymous with hospitality and compassion during times of medical crisis.

Officers & Council Members 2018-2019


Alex Foley
Vice President

Owens & Minor
Jennifer Miller

Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center
Jennifer Poma
 Membership ChairUDig
Kayla Waltman
 Social Co-ChairVCU Health Administration Graduate Student
Corey Blake Miles
Social Co-Chair 

VCU Public Policy PhD Candidate
Casey Coleman
PR & Social Media Chair

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Matt Williams
 Board Liaison

Acima Private Wealth
Trevor Adams
BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Lauren Martin
Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation
Landon Bland
Taylor Paul
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Lara D’Antonio
Virginia Community Healthcare Association
J.C. Poma
Richmond Region Tourism
JD Drasbek Jeremy Saunders
Audry Dubon
American Heart Association
Garrett Showers
Regan Gifford
The Doorways
Sarah Stack
The Doorways
Kalin Herrick Rebecca Vokes
Commonwealth Lighting of Virginia
Ellen Hwang
Virginia Credit Union 
Rebecca Vokes
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Annie F. Kennedy
The Doorways
Jessica Wells
Patrick Kennedy
Clover Hill High School
Jessica Woodard

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How to Get Involved:
Meetings are held bi-monthly with social events and service projects held in non-meeting months year-round. Dues are $50. To join or to recommend a friend for membership, please complete our Young Professionals Council registration form below. You will receive e-mails about volunteer opportunities, special events and updates about The Doorways and the Young Professionals Council. If you have questions, please contact Regan Gifford at [email protected] or visit Note: Prospective members who cannot commit to a yearlong term or to joining an event committee can become a ‘Friend’ of the Young Professionals Council by filling out the application and having their name added to the mailing list to receive information on meetings and events.

Young Professionals Council Application