Young Professionals Board

Our Young Professionals Board (YPB) is a coalition of enthusiastic young professionals, ages 22-40, in the Richmond area who seek to inspire radical inclusion through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer involvement. The YPB is tasked with raising the visibility of the organization and building new programs through fundraising. 


  • Support SOVA's fundraising efforts through annual giving, participating in signature fundraising events and developing new programs 
  • Advocate the Special Olympics movement and educate young professionals in the Richmond area to increase their involvement with the organization 
  • Connect and engage with like-minded young professionals on the YPB and in the community through social, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities

To learn more about the YPB requirements, click here.

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

Fundraising: Kendra Scott Short Pump Proceeds Night | Thursday, July 13 | 6-8 PM | Details

Social: Richmond Flying Squirrels Game | Thursday, August 10 | 6:30 PM | Details to come!

Current Members

Marybe Assouan, Ernst & Young, LLP*

Bryce Cocke, RMC Events, Inc. 

John DeMarzo, Keiter

Ellie Engquist, Virginia Repertory Theatre

MegAnne Ford, Be Kind Coaching

Yvonne Fox, Intercept Youth, YouthQuest Support

Jamie Glomb, The Frontier Project

Weslie Green, Ameriprise Financial*

Cara Hageman, Fidelity National Financial*

Courtney Henning, Mezeh Mediterranean Grill

Catherine Hyland, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Chelsea Jackson, VDOT

Makenzie Kirk, Liberty Mutual*

Molly Korte, Project: Just Like You

Ryan Mitscherlich, ESIS

Elizabeth Raymond, Henrico County Public Schools

Alex Saffran, Graduate Student - VCU School of Medicine

Alec Schleicher, Virginia Commercial Finance

Emily Smith, Bon Secours

Samantha Sunderman, Prince George County Public Schools

Katie Taylor, Dominion 

Casey Zahn, River City Consulting 

*Denotes Executive Committee Member 


Want to get involved? Contact Aly or Nicole, or complete the below application. You also can check us out on Facebook and LinkedIn

Aly Truesdale, 804.726.3032          Nicole Rappaport, 804.726.3023