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