Cherise M. Newsome

Director for Multimedia Communications

Cherise M. Newsome is director for multimedia communications. She joined the Foundation staff in 2019 after serving as director of communications for Portsmouth Public Schools. She previously worked as a journalist with The-Virginian Pilot. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology with a minor in English from Georgetown University where she was a Hampton Roads Community Foundation scholarship recipient. She is president of the Norfolk Council of PTAs and a founding member of Visionaries for Change giving circle.