Foundation Board of Directors

Dawn Provost - President (featured to the left)

Eileen Gwaltney- Treasurer

Debbie Baker - Secretary

Don Britt

Verne't Hatcher


Board of Directors

"I think leadership is service and there is power in that giving: to help people, to inspire and motivate them to reach their fullest potential." - Denise Morrison (Campbell Soup- President & CEO)


Our Board of Directors changes from time to time, but the core values represented are the same - sincerity, humility, and a desire to see good work done in the community. The seven women below represent some of the best leaders the Hampton Roads has to offer - and we're lucky to have them.

  • Mary Mick - president

    Financial Advisor - MassMutual Commonwealth


    Why our work is important: "We work to empower people and children affected by domestic and sexual violence by giving them the resources and counseling needed to live a safe. healthy, and productive life.

  • Katrena Thomason - Treasurer

    CPA & Senior VP,  Internal Audit Manager - Townebank


    Why our work is important: "I believe in the mission and philosophy of the HER Shelter. Adults and children deserve to live a life that is free of violence and to be treated with respect and dignity. Serving on the Board is an opportunity to help the Shelter accomplish its mission, to love God and to love people."

  • Stella McClain

    Operations Director - Taylor Made Diagnostics


    Why our work is important: "First and foremost, I am passionate about being involved in our immediate community. I do believe in what an organization like the HER Shelter represents and is doing for our community, especially with so many families in need."

  • Jenna Williams - Vice President

    Attorney/Owner of TFC Law Office, PLLC


    "If you want to make a difference, the next time you see someone being cruel to another human being, take it personally. Take it personally because it is personal!" - Brene Brown

  • BRandy Lee Mcnamee

    CFO & VP of Finance and Administration - Bake Fresh Co. LLC


    Why our work is important: "We change people's lives, and in too many instances - we save lives! I am proud to serve on the HER Board because what we do positively affects the lives of our clients as well as each staff and board member personally."

  • Melinda Matthews

    Commercial Relationship Manager - Old Point National Bank


    Why our work is important: "I joined the Board for the HER Shelter in an effort to help give back to an organization that I have seen first hand change lives. As a professional business woman in the community, I believe I can help project awareness for the HER Shelter. I hope to use my connections and contacts to help make a difference in my way to the individuals and families that have come to experience domestic violence."

  • Debbie Rosenburg

    Vice President of Human Resources - Chesapeake Regional Health


    "She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." - Elizabeth Edwards

  • Harvey Johnson

    Partner & CPA - PBMares, LLP


    "It's not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it." - Emma Watson