Executive Director & Board of Directors

 

Jenny Hodge, MSW, MDiv            Executive Director

After earning a dual Master degree in Social Work and Divinity, Jenny has held several coordinator and director roles for non-profits in three states. She comes to the position with over 10 years of experience working with at-risk children, youth, and adults. This includes experience in leadership development for grassroots organizing, advocacy, and program management. In addition, she has served in multiple leadership roles for local, state, and national boards, including Vice President of the East Carroll Parish Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the CCDA Rural and Small Towns Committee, and member of the Statewide Leadership Team of Together Louisiana.

Jenny has three main goal areas for the Foundation in the coming years. One is to increase awareness of the Commission and Foundation’s high level of impact and reputation in the South Hampton Roads area. Second is to build strong relationships with current and new funders to best support expanded programing and services for our youth population. Lastly, to deepen our leadership capacity to best meet the needs and dreams of our Commission staff as they seek to help youth find the right path for a brighter future. All of which will be possible due to a truly dynamic Board of Directors and Commission Staff.

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Andy Rivenbark, Chair
Financial Advisor, Towne Investment Group
Resident of Suffolk

Andy has been actively involved with Friends of TYS Foundation since 2013, most recently serving as President. A golf enthusiast, Andy shared his love of the game with our Westhaven Boys Home, organizing golf outings and introducing them to the sport. He has been instrumental in establishing our annual Friends Golf Classic and participating in our Santa Claus Shuffle 5k race. 

 

 

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Suzanne Baur, Vice-Chair
Technology, Resource Teacher, Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs
Resident of Suffolk

Suzanne has served on the Board of Directors for over 17 years and has held many committee positions. She has been privileged to see the Foundation grow in its depth and scope during her tenure with increases in both funding and program offerings. Dual certified as a Speech and Language Pathologist and Special Education Teacher, Suzanne currently trains teachers on the use of technology for curriculum development in a regional educational program which specializes in educating children with Autism.

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Tara McCaw, Treasurer
Sr Technology Support Manager, VP
The Capital Group Companies
Resident of Chesapeake

Tara is responsible for oversight of end user technology support of all east coast offices of The Capital Group. Her experience of building high performing teams is truly an asset to our board! 

An avid runner, Tara has participated in our Santa Claus Shuffle for a number of years.

 

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Carlos Hooker
Director, Westhaven Boys Home
Tidewater Youth Services Commission
Resident of Portsmouth

Carlos has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of at- risk and troubled youth. As the Director of our Westhaven Boys Home for the past 17 years, he brings incredible insights to our board.  Always smiling, Carlos has been a father figure to so many boys that have come through his door. It is not uncommon for alumni to visit Westhaven and share their appreciation of Carlos during their challenging teenage years.

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Stuart Hawkins, CISSP
Director, Symantec Education Services
Resident of Virginia Beach

Stuart Hawkins, Director for Symantec Education Services, became involved with the Foundation as a member of the Friends of the TYS Foundation and has been an active member of that group since 2010.  In fact, before his appointment to the Board, Stuart served as Co-Chair of the Friends of the TYS Foundation and was very involved in the group’s fundraising activities.  Stuart brings a wealth of technological expertise to the board and is definitely our “go-to” guy on all things techno!

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Pamela Barton
Director
Isle of Wight Department of Social Services
Resident of Carrollton
(Isle of Wight County)

     Pamela Barton has been the Director of Isle of Wight County Department of Social Services since April 2008. She has over 27 years of social services experience with three local agencies in eastern Virginia.  Read more…

 

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Katherine Grimm
Director of Portsmouth Court Service Unit

Katherine has been employed with the Department of Juvenile Justice for over 32 years. Katherine sits on several boards to include the Community Policy and Management Team in Portsmouth, and the Portsmouth Community Criminal Justice Board.

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Timothy Anderson
Anderson & Associates, PC.

Tim graduated from the Regent University School of Law in 1999 and started his firm 4 years later. He focuses his practice on Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Aviation Law, Wills and Some Family Law. He sits on the Board of Directors for Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar and is a Den Leader for Cubscout Den 7 in Pack 364.

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Justin Sposato
Sales Operations Manager, ADS Inc
Resident of Norfolk

Justin has been involved with the Foundation since running the Santa Claus Shuffle in 2012, his first year in Hampton Roads.  Since then, he has served on the leadership team of the Friends of the TYS Foundation, assisting in the establishment of the Friends Golf Classic, and running in the Shuffle each year (the last few dressed as Buddy the Elf).

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Headshots by Kimberlin Gray Photography