Board Leadership

NAMI Virginia Board Members are dedicated people committed to support, education, and advocacy to our local, state, and national community.

Executive Committee

President: Peter Nicewicz, J.D.
Alexandria
Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

1st Vice President: Sandy Mottesheard
Gloucester
Retired and Community Volunteer

2nd Vice President: Rob Reed, Esq.
Richmond
Attorney, Allen & Allen

Secretary: Lynda J. Hyatt, PhD
Richmond
Executive and Clinical Director, Gateway Homes

Treasurer: Paul Wegkamp, CPA
Heathsville
Retired

At-Large Member: Becky Graser
Warsaw
Coordinator, Peer Recovery Centers

At-Large Member: William (Bill) Phipps, LCSW
Richmond
General Manager, Magellan of Virginia

Directors

Varun Choudhary, M.D.
Glen Allen
Medical Director, Magellan of Virginia

Jamie Forehand
Petersburg
Counselor, Rubicon

Jennifer Giles
Richmond
Veteran, U.S. NAVY and Community Volunteer

Richard Shelton
West Point
Good Neighbor Community Services

Board Committees

Administrative: Peter Nicewicz (Chair), Sandy Mottesheard, Rob Reed

Education and Programs: Jenn Giles (Chair), Rich Shelton

Finance: Paul Wegkamp (Chair), Becky Graser, Bill Phipps

Fundraising: Rich Shelton (Chair), Becky Graser

Membership and Affiliate Relations: Rob Reed (Chair), Sandy Mottesheard, Bill Phipps

Nominating: Sandy Mottesheard (Chair), Becky Graser, Jenn Giles

Public Affairs: Lynda Hyatt (Chair), Peter Nicewicz, and Varun Choudhary