Advisory Council 2020-21


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, Interim Executive Director, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement


Trey Sutton, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Richmond
Emily Boone, Director of Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Richmond
Julie McConnell, Clinical Professor, Law and Director, Children's Defense Clinic, University of Richmond
Eric Yellin, Associate Professor of History and American Studies
Mariela Mendez, Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Dearsley Vernon, VP of Operations, Communities in Schools Richmond
Dominic Barrett, Executive Director, Shalom Farms
Cara Cardotti, THRIVE Collaborative Manager and MetroCASH Program Director
Cheryl Groce-Wright, Community Engagement Volunteer, The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton
Alison Jones-Nassar, Manager, Volunteer Engagement, Community Engagement for SOAR365
Chimere Miles, Community Advocate, Peter Paul Development Center


Nadia Iqbal, '22, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) and Leadership Studies Major
Lauren Stenson, '22, Undeclared
TJ Tann, '21, Leadership Studies and American Studies Major
Jannette You, '22, Business Administration Major