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.
Ambrose, Mills & Lazarow, PLLC
Aaron is an attorney with the law firm Ambrose, Mills & Lazarow, 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.
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.
Missy CallahanBoard Member
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.
David FairclothBoard Member
Principal, Larrymore Elementary School
Aaliyah JosephBoard Member
Aaliyah Joseph graduated from New York University in 2019 with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. She then received a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and is currently a second-year medical student at EVMS.
She is passionate about serving disadvantaged populations both locally and internationally, and works closely with the Spanish-speaking and refugee populations in Hampton Roads. She also has a keen interest in improving mental health access and health outcomes.
Aaliyah has won several awards for her volunteerism and global health research including the EVMS Health Professions Award for Community Service and First Place Poster Award at the Psychiatric Society of Virginia Conference. She served as the Mental Health Clinic Coordinator for the EVMS Health Outreach Partnership of EVMS Students (HOPES) Clinic for two and a half years where she led numerous initiatives, such as moving the clinic to remote operation during the COVID pandemic to prevent a break in continuity of care and implementing a mental health education program to improve health literacy for local at-risk populations. She plans to pursue a career in psychiatry after graduation.
Her hobbies include kickboxing, painting, and going to TopGolf. As a board member for The CHAS Foundation, Aaliyah looks forward to bridging the gap for those suffering from mental illness and eliminating stigma.
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.
Joshua ParkerBoard Member
A Norfolk native and graduate of the University of Montana. Professional mariner in the port of Hampton Roads. Lifelong friend of Chas.
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.
Henry WilcoxBoard Member
Henry is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Colliers in Norfolk, Virginia and a graduate from Randolph-Macon College. He focuses on commercial property management and advises his clients on property finances and operations. Henry is passionate about promoting mental health awareness and acceptance in the community and hopes his involvement at the CHAS Foundation will improve and increase vital resources to those suffering from mental illness. In his free time, Henry enjoys spending time with his wife and children.