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D. Ladelle McWhorter

D. Ladelle McWhorter

Chairperson Richmond Del McWhorter is current chair of the Virginia Organizing State Governing Board and has volunteered with the organization for over twenty years. She has worked on campaigns ranging from securing fair unemployment compensation and ...

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Barbara J. Harris

Barbara J. Harris

Barbara became involved with the Norfolk Chapter during the restoration of rights campaign in 2016. She has helped to register voters, lobby legislators, and joined actions for Medicaid expansion, environmental justice, and the school-to-prison pipel ...

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Denise Smith

Denise Smith

At-Large Executive Committee member Rocky Gap Denise Smith has been with organization from the start. When she is not at her day job as co-program director of Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum, she is spending time with her grandchildren and servi ...

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Duane Edwards

Duane Edwards

Treasurer Fredericksburg Duane Edwards joined the Virginia Organizing State Governing Board after being an active member of the Fredericksburg Chapter for several years. He was drawn to Virginia Organizing to work on restoration of civil rights for f ...

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Ebony Guy

Ebony Guy

Danville Ebony grew up in Halifax County, Virginia and moved to Danville in 2010. She has been an organizer since she was 17, when she discovered that her passion was similar to that of her Grandmother, who was a well-known civil rights activist. She ...

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Emma Hale

Emma Hale

Charlottesville Emma is graduate of Charlottesville High School, now enrolled at the University of Georgia. She first became active in Virginia Organizing when, as a 5th grader, she volunteered there with her mom. In the summer of 2015, her interest ...

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Janice “Jay” Johnson

Janice “Jay” Johnson

Newport News Jay served as Chairperson of Virginia Organizing for five years until taking on the role of Treasurer. She feels a great sense of pride in the growth of Virginia Organizing during these years. She is proud of Virginia Organizing's work o ...

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Lily Hungarland

Lily Hungarland

Secretary Danville Lily Hungarland is originally from Danville and is currently studying at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She got involved with Virginia Organizing through an internship her Junior and Senior years of high school. Som ...

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Sandra A. Cook

Sandra A. Cook

Petersburg Raised in Hopewell, Sandra is a retired social worker living in Petersburg.  As a social worker, Sandra supervised the Independent Living Center, helping people with disabilities advocate for their rights.  Sandra was an early member of th ...

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Tyran Green

Tyran Green

Tyran Green joined the Statewide Governing Board after helping to found the Portsmouth Chapter and working as a leader and later an intern with Virginia Organizing. She first connected with the local organizer over school-to-prison pipeline issues, a ...

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