ABOUT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT & BOARD CHAIR

SUSAN BRO 

CO-FOUNDER

Susan Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer, and a Co-Founder of the Heather Heyer Foundation (HHF). Susan launched the foundation to carry on the legacy of her daughter, Heather, a young paralegal with a strong sense of justice for all individuals. Heather was murdered while standing up for social justice with her friends on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Susan graduated from the Southeastern College of The Assemblies of God with a degree in Elementary Education and a specialty in Early Childhood.  She later attended the University of Virginia graduate school to receive her Virginia Teaching Certificate.  She taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade for 18 years.  She also worked as Administrative Assistant for Greene County Cooperative Extension for 6 years until Heather's death.

Susan now works as the President of the Foundation and Board Chair.  Based on her daughter's adopted motto, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," Susan brings Heather's legacy alive by sharing a positive, call to action to speak up and step out for social justice and civil rights through dialogue and understanding. While she is studying anti-racism from strong Black Women, she has also studied to become a Certified Life Coach.  

She has a large extended family.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ALFRED A. WILSON 

CO-FOUNDER

Alfred A. Wilson is a Co-Founder for the Heather Heyer Foundation. Alfred helped launch the foundation to honor his employee, co-worker, and friend Heather, murdered August 12, 2017, while standing up for social justice.   Alfred is a graduate of James Madison University with degrees in Political Science and Personnel Administration.  He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

    

His passion to help others drives Alfred to encourage others to fight for social justice and positive change.   He truly believes education is key to improving society and works to help individuals achieve their goals. Alfred volunteers mentoring at-risk youth in the Charlottesville Area. He also serves as high school football referee, .  

   

Alfred is happily married to one of the world’s most beautiful, creative and inspiring woman, a proud father of two gorgeous daughters (one who is also a graduate of James Madison University and a NFL Cheerleader while the other is currently at James Madison University studying Nursing). Alfred also has a handsome and amazingly smart son who is attending Virginia Tech studying Industrial Engineering. He and his family reside in the Charlottesville, VA area.

BOARD MEMBERS

CHARLES ALLBAUGH

Charles Allbaugh has been the Chief Financial Officer since 1995 for Central Virginia Health Services, Inc., a non-profit federally qualified health center system, which provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients in medically underserved areas in 16 clinics in Virginia.   He has also owned a small CPA firm at Lake Monticello providing income tax and bookkeeping services since 2001. 

 

Charles graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Accounting in 1991 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997. 

 

He is an avid tennis player, enjoys watching football and especially enjoys watching his children play soccer.  Charles has 4 children and was recently married to his beautiful and talented wife, Tamika. As a father to 3 biracial boys and who is married to an African-American woman, he has always been extremely sensitive to racial equity and strives to treat everyone with respect and dignity no matter their race. 

CHAD A. MORGANLANDER

Chad Morganlander serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Washington Crossing Advisors. He has been responsible for the portfolio management across each of the group’s investment advisory programs since the group’s inception. Chad has held several investment advisory and analyst positions for Stifel and predecessor firms, including Ryan, Beck & Company and Gruntal & Company. He began his career in 1992 at Lehman Brothers.

    

Chad brings nearly 25 years of financial market, investment advisory, and portfolio management experience to the WCA platform. The WCA multi-disciplinary investment platform has assets over $1.5 billion under advisement.

    

Chad regularly comments on the global economy and financial markets on various media outlets, including CNBC, Dow Jones, BNN, Bloomberg, CBS radio, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and Reuters.

    

Chad graduated from Ramapo College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and International Business.  

SHINICA THOMAS

Shinica Thomas is the Director of Advocacy and Educational Partnership for the Girl Scouts -North Carolina Coastal Pines. While establishing partnerships with school boards, superintendents. and principals, Shinica works at showing elected officials Girl Scout programs that help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
      

Shinica has a passion for community engagement, development and advocacy. She has worked for over 20 years on political campaigns to help women get elected to public office at the local, state and federal levels and secure appointments to Boards and Commissions. She is a Partnership Strategist who mentors, coaches and speaks to individuals and groups about how to expand their impact and turn their goals into tangible realities.
      

Shinica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Fayetteville State University and Master’s Degree in Government from Regent University. She has lived all over the world as a military child and then an Air Force wife, but enjoys calling North Carolina home. She is married to Raymond, her high school sweetheart, and they have two sons Rahsaan & Khalid.

THE HEATHER HEYER FOUNDATION | P.O. BOX 7153 | CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22906 | INFO@HEATHERHEYERFOUNDATION.COM

© 2020 Heather Heyer Foundation Last Updated 10/01/2020.

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