Addison Jones, B.S., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Addison Jones retired in 2016 from the TSRC Inc in Ashland. He was the founding owner with his brother in 1986. He graduated from the US Naval Academy an served 28 years on active duty and the reserves. He retired as a Captain. He resides in Henrico. Addison attends Christ Church in Short Pump and is on the Mission and Outreach committee. He joined the board of VCRJ in 2017..
Erika Payne, M.B.A., Treasurer of the Board of Directors, is employed with Senior Connections as the Senior Employment Program Coordinator. She helps those who are entering the work place with unique challenges. She has development experience and a heart for making a difference in her community.
Rev. Glenn Chewning, BA, M.Div., Chairman of the Board of Directors has served as Hospital Chaplain for the Bon Secours Health System and for the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. He has a BA from the University of Richmond, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and he holds a certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. Besides responding to crises, Glenn’s strength lies in his ability to provide emphatic listening and emotional support to patients, families, and hospital staff.
Lashawnda Singleton, M.P.A., VCRJ Director. Lashawnda works as a community outreach coordinator, and is the president of the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers. Read more about her in this article from the Richmond Free Press.
Lou Freyer, M.Ed., Secretary of the Board of Directors. Lou is retired after working 32 years as an Elementary School Counselor in the Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania, and is also a Licensed Psychologist. In 1996, he was trained in restorative justice by Ted Wachtel, founder of the International Institute of Restorative Practices. He has conducted numerous trainings on restorative justice in schools, with a special emphasis on elementary and middle schools, and has conducted family group conference circles with a wide range of school situations.
Shirley Gibbs, M.Ed., VCRJ Director. Shirley is a retired teacher and bookkeeper, who serves a lay counselor in a prison chaplaincy program and as a long-term volunteer with VCRJ's How to Handle Conflict class in prisons.
Dr. Daniel G. Bagby, has served as the Minister of Pastoral Care at River Road Church, Baptist since 2011. At the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond he holds the title of Theodore F. Adams Emeritus Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His education includes undergraduate work in psychology, religion and English; a master's degree in psychology; a M.Div.; and a Ph.D. in marriage & family counseling. Dan has pastored and been a chaplain for over 25 years. He and his wife Janet have been members of River Road since 1995.
Judith Tolleson Clarke, MA, is the Founder and Director Emeritus of Virginia Center for Restorative Justice. She earned an MA in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University and founded VCRJ in 2010. She created the Family Group Conference program and the How to Handle Conflict curriculum, which has been provided to thousands of youth and incarcerated people in Virginia.