Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond

Board of Directors

Heidi W. Abbott

Hunton Andrews Kurth L.L.P.
Armstrong Partners
Top Line HR
Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Blair & Associates CPA's PLC
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Henrico County Public Schools
City of Richmond - Mayor's Office
Chesterfield Education Foundation
Community Volunteer
Williams Mullen

Jeanine Harper

Greater Richmond SCAN

Martha Shickle Heeter

Plan RVA

Alison Holt-Fuller

Atlantic Union Bank

Kim Hulcher

Virginia Child Care Association

Gail Johnson

LeafSpring Schools

Ann Battle Macheras

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Cheryl Morman

Blessings From Above

Dr. Bergen Nelson

Children’s Hospital at VCU

Alison Noble

Smart Beginnings Southeast

Danielle Ripperton

Children’s Museum

Amy Strite

Voices for Virginia’s Children

Jim Taylor

Hanover County

Mike Taylor

Henrico Education Foundation

Linda Tissiere

YWCA of Richmond

Shannon Venable

Community Volunteer

Katina Williams

Family Lifeline

Carl Woodson


David Young

Friends Association for Children


To lead the transformation of the early childhood system by building regional partnerships and capacity for change.


All children from birth through five in the Richmond region will be healthy, well-cared for, and ready to succeed in school, work and life.


Equity – We believe that all children and families should have the opportunity to thrive.

Family – We partner with families to promote a child’s healthy development.

Partnership – We accomplish more together.

Quality – We strive to achieve transformational impact in a child’s life.

Responsibility – We are accountable for our actions and investments.