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Advisory Council 2018-19

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Advisory Council at the University of Richmond was established in 2012 to increase stakeholder input and provide a vehicle for strategic and visionary support of the CCE and its mission. Council members provide guidance and counsel to the CCE’s Executive Director and the CCE and contribute to a sustained dialogue around issues of engagement. 


  • Sylvia Gale, Director, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond
  • Amy L. Howard, Assistant Vice President of Community Initiatives and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond


  • Emily Boone, Director of Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Richmond
  • Cara Cardotti, THRIVE Collaborative Manager and MetroCASH Program Director
  • Claire Comey, student, University of Richmond
  • Anthony Crenshaw, Associate Director, Student Organizations and Leadership Development, University of Richmond
  • Veronica Fleming, Executive Director, Partnership for Families
  • Heather Goodlett, Founder and Executive Director, Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
  • Cheryl Groce-Wright, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton
  • Free Henderson, student, University of Richmond
  • Patricia Herrera, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Richmond
  • Michael Johnson, student, University of Richmond
  • Julie McConnell, Clinical Professor, Law and Director, Children's Defense Clinic, University of Richmond 
  • Nicole Sackley, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Richmond
  • Trey Sutton, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Richmond
  • Dearsley Vernon, VP of Operations, Communities in Schools Richmond

Advisory Council 2017-18

Sylvia Gale
Amy L. Howard

Ali Bayler
Tara Casey
Claire Comey
Gwen Corley Creighton
Vanessa Diamond
Veronica Fleming
Heather Goodlett
Free Henderson
Patricia Herrera
Malcolm Hill
Michael Johnson
Nicole Sackley
Ryan Rinn
Shital Thekdi
Jonathan Zur