Steering Committee

For the Beneath the Surface Initiative Focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Hampton Roads

  • Chief Larry Boone – Norfolk Police Department
  • Mae Breckenridge-Haywood – African American Historical Society of Portsmouth
  • Father James Curran – Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
  • Myaah Hayes – Norfolk State University's Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College
  • Dr. Lea Lee – Old Dominion University
  • Barbara Hamm Lee – WHRV
  • Gil Bland – Urban League of Hampton Roads
  • Susan Colpitts – Signature Family Wealth Advisors
  • Sharon Goodwyn – Hunton & Williams
  • Sally Kirby Hartman – Hampton Roads Community Foundation
  • Helivi Holland – City of Suffolk
  • Vice Mayor Lisa Lucas-Burke – Portsmouth City Council
  • Khadijah Miller – Norfolk State University
  • Emma Morgan – Community volunteer
  • Vivian Oden – Hampton Roads Community Foundation
  • Dr. Cynthia Romero – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Dr. Janis Sanchez-Hucles – Old Dominion University
  • Chris Smith – Western Tidewater Regional Jail
  • Dr. Aaron Spence – Virginia Beach Public Schools
  • Hon. Winship Tower (Ret.) – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Jennifer Vaziralli – Old Dominion University
  • Shepelle Watkins-White – Virginia Natural Gas
  • Denise Watson – The Virginian-Pilot
  • Dr. Michelle Woodhouse – Tidewater Community College