Board of Young Professionals 2018-2019


Sara Marcus, Chair

Chris Sill, Vice-Chair
SIMA Financial Group


Scott Alouf –  CloudBees

Jill Barden –Indivior Inc

Holly Coy –Commonwealth of Virginia

Lindsay Dillon – BB&T Scott and Stringfellow

Christina Edwards – Williams Mullen

Kyle Elliott – Ogletree Deakins

Rochelle Fisher –  Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

Kate Lawrence – Lumber Liquidators

Katie Marsh –  Chesterfield County Public Schools

Mary Elliott Neal – Bowman and Brook LLP

Kattie Nichols –HandCraft Linen Services

Maggie Nichols –HandCraft Linen Services

Brian Pavlik – Dominion Energy

Nora Pavlik –  Braley & Thompson

Samantha Platania – Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook

Megan Pratt – Depomed

Anna Rhoads – Alliant

Courtney Ritter – Altria

Jeremy Santoro – Children’s Hospital of Richmond and VCU Health

Marly Santoro – VA Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Rommi Shtayyeh – Owens & Minor

Ashley Silva- Owens & Minor

Allison Smith – Grafton Integrated Health Services/University of Richmond School of Law

Elliot Staley- CloudBees

Lindsey Strachan- Jackson Lewis

Sarah Swann – Deloitte

Adrienne C. Taylor – St. Catherine’s School



Click here to download an application to join the BYP. 
Please return completed application to Sarah Mersereau at or fax to 804-257-7109.

Responsibilities of the Board of Young Professionals:

The Board of Young Professionals (BYP) is responsible for developing and implementing an annual Signature Project providing BYP members with an opportunity to participate in an activity for the children and families served by SCAN.  The BYP also is responsible for developing and implementing an annual fundraising event or campaign that encourages giving to SCAN by young professionals in the Greater Richmond Area.

Board members serve for terms of two years and are able to serve unlimited terms.  Applying members must be between the ages of 22 and 35. If a member turns 35 during the course of their term, they are eligible to stay on the BYP.  The Board of Young Professionals does not receive any compensation.

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members:

  • Be informed about the mission, goals, programs, and policies of SCAN as well as child abuse and neglect issues.
  • Promote the above in the community at large.
  • Participate in public education and fundraising events.
  • Make an annual cash donation and assist in fundraising.
  • Serve on a minimum of one standing committee.
  • Suggest and recruit possible nominees to the BYP who share in the mission of the BYP and GRSCAN.
  • Attend and participate in all BYP meetings and standing committee meetings.
  • Serve as an ambassador for SCAN to any special group(s) represented by the Member.
  • Attend Trauma 101 and Stewards of Children within first year of service.
Updated 9/26/2017

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