Margaret “Tucker” CorprewPresident/Founder
Co-owner of The White Rabbit
Tucker Corprew is the President and Founder of The Chas Foundation, which was started as a result of her son not finding help for mental illness. She is Co-Owner of the White Rabbit, a consignment shop in Norfolk. Prior to owning a business, she was the supervisor of Norfolk General X-ray.
Managing Partner, Mednet Partners
Fred has over 25 years of healthcare related experience. Fred is Principal and Managing Partner of mednetpartners, a Norfolk based healthcare consulting firm. Fred leads a team of experienced professionals that provide software applications for the leading Electronic Health Records companies in the U.S. Fred has been a resident of Norfolk for three years and provides software services and support to medical practices nationwide. His responsibilities have included being a Vice President of National Accounts and Regional Vice President directing teams that delivered both Practice Management and EHR solutions. He was President of Medical Network Systems and Millennium Medical Management — two organizations that effectively deployed healthcare systems. Fluent in multiple software applications, he has extensive knowledge of software applications including NextGen, Allscripts and IDX. With mednetpartners he has assembled a senior team of professionals that consistently deliver services that improve and enhance other vendor’s software.
The Chas Foundation
Missy Harris is currently working with The Chas Foundation. Missy is a native of Norfolk and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A in Psychology and Elementary Education. She worked for 3-1/2 years as a second grade teacher in Norfolk Public Schools, before returning to school to earn her graduate degree. Missy has a strong passion and commitment for advocacy and nonprofit work.
Beau KirkwoodExecutive Director
The Chas Foundation
Beau Kirkwood is the Executive Director of The Chas Foundation. Beau is a native of Norfolk, VA with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University. He continued his education at the Accounting & Business School of the Rockies and began working at Lauren V. Wolcott & Associates accounting firm. Beau took on the role of a caretaker through the later stages of his brother’s life ultimately learning the barriers and struggles those suffering from mental illness and their families have to face. It is his mission to assist others in accessing effective treatment for their loved ones.
Margaret BallardBoard Member
President, Margaret Ballard Consulting
Margaret Ballard is president of Margaret Ballard Consulting, a Norfolk-based political strategy, media relations and advocacy firm. She was previously vice president, advocacy, for the Retail Alliance, the Hampton Roads retail merchants association, as well as a government relations representative for the statewide Virginia Retail Federation. Retail Alliance and the Virginia Retail Federation are the voice of retailers on the local, state and federal legislative fronts, and in her position, Ballard played a key role in representing retailers, primarily small businesses. She brought considerable association/nonprofit experience to the job, with experience in legislative and marketing campaigns, business management, sales, media relations and community relations. She joined the Retail Alliance in 1998 as director of partnership development and was promoted to the advocacy position in 2003. Prior to this, she was executive director of USAA’s DRIVE SMART Hampton Roads program for five years and a founder of DRIVE SMART Virginia, a statewide non-profit. She has also held positions as marketing director for the Scott and Stringfellow investment firm, vice president of a financial public relations agency and legislative director for a U.S. congressman. Ballard is very active in the community, having served on the boards of Keep Virginia Beautiful and as treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau Research and Training Foundation. She has also served on the boards of the D’Art Center of Hampton Roads and Norfolk United Facing Race. Ballard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Jane SteinhilberBoard Member
Virginia Beach, VA
Owner, Randolph Studio
Jane is the owner and CEO of Randolph Studio in Virginia Beach, VA. During 30 years of educating children, Jane taught at schools in both Atlanta, Georgia and Norfolk, VA. Additionally, she worked in Germany and California with special needs children and adults. Jane is a resident of Virginia Beach and has been an avid supporter of improving mental health services throughout the Hampton Roads region.
Dr. J. Mark LawsonBoard Member
Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater
J. Mark Lawson is a local Gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater. He did his medical training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego California and did post fellowship training at Duke University. He transferred to the Tidewater area in 1987 and retired from Navy medicine in 1996 to entered private practice locally. He is a past president of the Virginia Gastroenterology Society, three time Virginia Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology, and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and presently is a reviewer for Practical Reviews in Gastroenterology. Dr. Mark Lawson is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Paul AravichBoard Member
Behavioral Neuroscientist and Professor of Pathology/Anatomy, Internal Medicine EVMS
Paul Aravich, PhD is a behavioral neuroscientist and professor of Pathology and Anatomy, Geriatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia. He is the recipient of an Alpha Omega Alpha Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the national AOA Medical Honor Society and the Association of American Medical Colleges and is the recipient of a Virginia State Council of Higher Education Outstanding Faculty Award, which is the highest honor for faculty in Virginia for teaching, research and service. Dr. Aravich is the former chair of the Virginia Brain Injury Council; the Virginia Brain Injury Council’s Neurobehavioral Committee, which wrote a statewide position paper on the unmet behavioral treatment needs of people with brain injuries; and the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board. He is on the advisory committee of the Virginia Center on Aging, a member of Virginia Geriatric Mental Health Partnership, and a Society for Neuroscience Representative to the American Brain Coalition. He sits on the boards of Alternatives, a nationally recognized youth empowerment organization; the I Need a Lighthouse Foundation for youth depression and suicide awareness; and the Buckley Foundation for brain injured survivors. He is also a former member of the Committee on Neuroscience Literacy of the Society for Neuroscience. He has published widely and has given numerous statewide, national and international presentations. He is especially interested in the promotion of successful aging in persons with brain injuries, positive behavioral controls for challenging behaviors and caregiver stress. Last, he performs public policy advocacy for brain injury, mental illness and Alzheimer’s disease at the local, state, and national levels.
Aaron AmbroseBoard Member
Attorney, ReavesColey, PLLC
Aaron is an attorney with the law firm ReavesColey, PLLC in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is a graduate of James Madison University and obtained his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He focuses his law practice on corporate and transactional matters, with a specialty in health care related transactions. Aaron has a passion for improving the mental health landscape in Hampton Roads and ensuring that local families struggling with mental health issues are afforded the resources and opportunity to seek and obtain the care and support that they need in times of crisis.