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
Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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: Rich Shelton
West Point
Good Neighbor Community Services

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

At-Large Member: William (Bill) Phipps, LCSW
Richmond
Chief Operating Officer, Magellan Complete Care of Virginia

Directors

Leondra Burchall
Alexandria
Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

Damien Cabezas
Forest
Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Behavioral Health

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

Cristy Corbin
Mechanicsville
Family Support Partner, United Methodist Family Services

Steven Dixon, PhD
Richmond
Vice President for Behavioral Health for Virginia, Optum

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

Rob Krupicka
Alexandria
Small business owner, entrepreneur, & public affairs professional

Board Committees

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

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

Finance: Rich Shelton (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