The Update

Holiday Toy Drive

The Holiday Toy Drive is held in partnership with Project Connection Foundation. This partnership has continued since 2009. Last year, we provided an unforgettable holiday experience for 105 families and 341 children. Since 2009, the ULHRYP has partnered with Kohl’s and the Cheesecake Factory to serve over 500 families and 2,800 children through the annual …

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Meet our Secretary

Sophia Brimm is a first generation Jamaican-American, raised in Atlanta, GA. She has a strong passion for connecting to the community and helping others. Specializing in project management, informatics, and process improvement – she has led end-to-end technology implementations for over three dozen health care facilities and hospitals across the country, as well as managed …

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Meet our Parliamentarian

Nathaniel Almeida moved to the Hampton Roads area two years ago, after moving to the area from New York. There, he served as the youngest African-American elected to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District Board of Trustees and served on a variety of boards and commissions in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY. Nathaniel is currently a …

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Meet our Sergeant At Arms

Shauntia Woods is a NC A&T SU Alumna holding a B.S in Criminal Justice. She obtained her Masters from Strayer University in Public Administration. Shauntia currently works in Human Resources for the Dept of Defense. She enjoys playing video games, wine, brunch with friends, and traveling. Shauntia’s goal as a leader is to build stronger …

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Meet our Fund Development Chair

Michaela Hall is a recruiter, trainer, and facilitator with a passion for improving workplace culture. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from Bowie State University. Her perfect day includes beautiful scenery and a good book…..16Personalities: INFJ-T (Diplomat). Michaela believes we have a lot of work to do. As the Fund Development Chair, she strives to …

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Meet our Advocacy Chair

Camron Phillips is a loving husband, caring father, and faithful servant leader within his community, country, and to God. He is a 15 year U.S. Navy Sailor. owner of Kingdom Grant Writing & Non-Profit Organization Consulting, and serves as a National NAACP Social Justice Leader, Political Action Chair for NAACP Chesapeake. Camron likes golfing, hiking, …

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Meet our Professional Development Chair

Zakkiyya Anderson is a community developer focused on making key connections in communities to foster growth, sustainability, and access for disadvantaged communities. She is a community resource who forms strategic partnerships with community organizations so that they are not operating in silos. In her spare time, she loves tacos, football, musicals, and game nights!  Zakkiyya …

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Meet our Youth Development Chair

Koren Long is a Radford alumna holding a B.S. in Communications. She is a Special Education Teacher Assistant for Chesapeake Public Schools inspiring to become a Special Education Teacher for mild and moderate disabilities. In addition to the ULHRYP, Koren is Miss American Nation 2021. In her free time, she enjoys singing-songwriting, participating in musical …

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Congratulations Jason

Congratulations to our President Jason Inge for being appointed as a member of the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board where he will serve in that capacity for 4 years. The Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board “regulates individuals and firms that estimate the value of real estate, as well as appraisal management companies (AMCs), in accordance with federal …

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