The 15 men and women who serve on the Board of Trustees lead RMHF

and determine the values that guide our actions and investments.


danny tk avula

Danny TK Avula, MD, MPH


Director, Richmond City Health District

deborah l ulmer

Deborah L. Ulmer, RN, Phd

Vice Chair

Retired, Department Chair of Nursing and Director of Nursing Programs, Longwood University

Michele A.W. McKinnon, Esq.

Immediate Past Chair

Partner and Chair of Nonprofits and Tax-Exempt Organizations, McGuire Woods

vanessa walker harris

Vanessa Walker Harris, MD

Secretary, Co-Chair of Equity Task Force

Associate Commissioner and Director, Office of Family Health Services, Virginia Department of Health

jr hipple

J.R. Hipple

Co-Chair of Equity Task Force

Managing Partner, SIR Communications

A. Dale Cannady


Retired, President and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Central Virginia

Reginald E. Gordon, Esq.

Governance & Trusteeship Committee Chair

Director, Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Richmond

William R. Nelson, MD, MPH

Program and Evaluation Committee Chair

Retired, Director, Chesterfield Health District

Richard L. Grier, Esq.

Audit Committee Chair

Director, Thompson McMullan

Robert L. Thalhimer

Investment Committee Chair

Senior Consultant, The Monument Group

Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, PhD

Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University

Matthew J. Illian

Advisor to the Purpose Driven Investor

John Moeser, PhD

Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University. Senior Fellow at the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. Retired.

Abraham Segres

Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

Joe Schilling

Director of Communications and Special Assistant to the President, Reynolds Community College