Connecting Leaders.

Improving Life.

Welcome, Class of 2019

We’re delighted to welcome the CIVIC Class of 2019.  Our class members arrive with professional success and achievement. Over the coming year, they’ll learn about issues and ideas we hope will inspire them to leverage that expertise in support of Hampton Roads. Our class members and alumni are seasoned professionals who bring extraordinary capacity to the issues that challenge Hampton Roads. They are actively engaged in public life as elected officials, members of boards and commissions, and as skilled volunteer experts working on pivotal issues important to the region like sea level rise, veteran transition, and the health and well-being of children, among others.

Presenting the Class of 2019

Joe A. Andrews

Neighborhood Development Associate
City of Hampton

John P. Baiocco

TowneBank Norfolk

Michael F. Berlucchi

Community Engagement Manager
Chrysler Museum of Art

Annette C. Beuchler

President and CEO
Obici Healthcare Foundation

Deidria W. Bolden

Human Services Financial Assistance Division Administrator
City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

Susan S. Boré

Colonel, RET.
United States Marine Corps

Gary W. Boswick

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Private Bank

William B. Bowen, Sr.

Chief Financial Officer
York County Public Schools

Danny B. Bridges

Vice President and Newport News Office Manager
McGill Associates, PA

William A.M. Burke

Willcox & Savage, P.C.


Dr. Royce D. Burnett

Accounting Alumni Professorship/Department Chair, School of Accounting
Old Dominion University

William R. Burnette, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Burnette Capital

Thomas A. Burton

Chief Development Officer
WHRO Public Media

Susan W. Carey

Regional Executive Director
Navy Region Mid-Atlantic


Dr. Gamaliel R. Cherry

Office of Education Director
NASA Langley Research Center

Natale A. Christian

Executive Director
Hampton Newport News Community Services Board

Stephen T. Cook

Vice President of Workforce Innovation
Opportunity Inc.

Thomas J. Cosgrove

Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Government Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding

Michael P. Disharoon

Palladium Registered Investment Advisors

Richard E. Dwyer

Deputy Executive Director
Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance

Karen M. Dzupinka

Certified Public Accountant
Accounting Executive Services, LLC


Dr. Joel A. English

Vice President of Operations
Centura College/Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Jeffrey W. Farrar

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Old Point National Bank

Stephanie Gorham

Executive Director
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads

Marsha B. Hargette

Vice President, Resource Development & Marketing
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

Cathy A. Harris

Director and President
Harbor Tax Group

Jamie S. Heisig-Mitchell

Chief of Technical Services

CAPT. John W. Hewitt

Executive Officer, Naval Air Station Oceana
U.S. Navy

Kelley C. Holland

Williams Mullen

Kathleen T. Jabs

Deputy Director of Management
Joint Staff

Cherie A. James

Chief Financial Officer
The Franklin Johnston Group

Joy L. Jefferson

Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the ODU Alumni Association
Old Dominion University

Harvey L. Johnson

PBMares, LLP

David Kamer

Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Pratik D. Kothari

Founder & CEO
TechArk Solutions

Lawrence K. Land

Lawrence K. Land, P.C.

Dr. Latitia D. McCane

Director, Education
The Apprentice School

Sean S. Meehan

Client Strategist
Signature Family Wealth Advisors

Aazia R. Mickens-Dessaso

Innovation Advocate
Zel Technologies

Kara L. Moran

Suffolk Sales and Service

Frederick J. Pasquine, III

Fairlead Integrated

Cathy A. Peate

Senior Vice President
Continental Realty Services, Inc.

Tom R. Quaintance

Producing Artistic Director
Virginia Stage Company

Dr. Angela D. Reddix

Chief Executive Officer

Deborah B. Russell

Head of School
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

Dr. Hope R. Sinclair

Executive Director
Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads

James R. Stecher

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
The Port of Virginia

Barrett B. Stork

Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs 
Cox Communications

David W. Sutliff

Senior Manager, Business Tax Services

Cathy T. Williams

Supplier Diversity and Government Administration Manager



Class of 2019 Dates

Alumni Events

Mandatory Overnight
Opening Retreat
Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5, 2018
Commence: 8am 10/4/18
Conclude: 4:30pm 10/5/18
Venue: Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

Program Day
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Commence: 7am
Location: Norfolk

Program Day
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 7pm
Location: Hampton

Program Day
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 7pm
Location: Chesapeake

Program Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 7pm
Location: Newport News

Program Day
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 7pm
Location: Suffolk & Portsmouth

Program Day
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 7pm
Location: Virginia Beach

Mandatory Closing Program
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Commence: 7am
Conclude: 8pm
Location: To Be Announced

Darden Awards
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Commence: 5:30pm
Conclude: 8:30pm
Type of Event – Heavy hors d’oeuvres/Open bar
Venue: Decker Half Moone Center, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Valet Parking Available

Founders’ Luncheon
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Commence: 11:30am
Conclude: 2pm
Location: To Be Announced