Our Team

Staff

Ami Kim

Ami Kim

Executive Director

Ami Kim

Executive Director
Ami Kim comes to GRBF from VPM, where she led digital media strategy as part of the station’s leadership team. Ami is a recovering lawyer, with experience in private practice at Sands Anderson and as part of Capital One’s General Counsel Department. She hopes to use her nonprofit operational expertise and passion for innovation and process optimization to help GRBF expand its reach and influence in Central Virginia and beyond. Ami lives with her husband, 3 young adult kids, and 2 neurotic dogs in Midlothian, and she enjoys photography and singing with the choir of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
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Shane Harper

Director of Administration & Programs

Shane Harper

Director of Administration & Programs
Shane Harper has a background in client services, relationship management, administration, and operations. He is a public relations/communications major and business administration associate. Shane is involved with several local Richmond nonprofits and serves on two Boards. He volunteers time to work with issues of personal importance, like keeping the James River clean and accessible to all and helping to preserve historical buildings. He is an avid cyclist, hot sauce enthusiast, Social Justice advocate, history buff, and antique collector who can often be found in a hammock by a body of water.

Alexandra Clayton

Eviction Diversion Program Manager

Alexandra Clayton

Eviction Diversion Program Manager
Alexandra Clayton is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Social Justice Studies. She has previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and is passionate about helping the Greater Richmond community. Formerly, she was the Program Coordinator for a mentoring program designed to combat the attrition rates of African American students attending VCU. In her spare time, Alex enjoys reading, Animal Crossing, and maintaining a still-growing collection of house plants.
Team Members

Board of Directors

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Brent M. Timberlake

President

Brent M. Timberlake

President
Brent Timberlake is Vice President and Chief Counsel of Capital One’s Card Litigation, Subpoena, and Intake Teams. Brent serves as Immediate Past President of the Legal Information Network for Cancer Board of Directors and is actively involved in a number of pro bono organizations and efforts in the Richmond area. He's served on both the GRBF Board and its Executive Committee.
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Taylor D. Brewer

VP, Protective Order Triage Champion

Taylor D. Brewer

VP, Protective Order Triage Champion
Taylor D. Brewer is an attorney at Moran Reeves Conn, where she focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, nursing homes, dentists, and other health care providers. Her work includes medical malpractice defense and administrative matters including state board licensing and credentials. Taylor represents Moran Reeves Conn on Firms In Service Richmond and is the firm’s pro bono contact. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and is a member of Reveille United Methodist Church.
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Larry Mulligan

Treasurer

Larry Mulligan

Treasurer
Larry Mulligan is the Chief Operating Officer for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, where he is responsible for oversight of ReStore, as well as Construction and Homeowner Services, in addition to his duties in Finance and Administration. Larry has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2015, after spending years providing consulting services to nonprofits. He has deep experience in Finance and operations oversight, in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
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Allison L. Held

Secretary

Allison L. Held

Secretary
Allison Held is the Associate General Counsel and Director of the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) - Richmond at VCU Health System, where she is responsible for the development and execution of MLP’s strategic business plan and leading a team responsible for MLP’s mission of integrating legal assistance into the holistic delivery of patient care. She has significant experience working with community partners on projects to address health disparities and to increase the impact of MLP. Allison and VCU Health have been partners with GRBF on the Wills for Healthcare Heroes clinic, providing wills to hundreds of frontline healthcare worker clients.
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Christopher K. Jones

(Chris) Executive Committee Member at Large

Christopher K. Jones

(Chris) Executive Committee Member at Large
Chris Jones is Counsel at Sands Anderson where he practices in Cybersecurity & Technology, Litigation, and Product Liability. He has worked with corporations of all sizes in complex litigation and helping his clients avoid litigation, via risk management. He has served on the nonprofit board of CodeVA, after helping them with their pro bono legal needs via GRBF’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse.
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Crista L. Gantz

Executive Committee Member at Large

Crista L. Gantz

Executive Committee Member at Large
Crista Gantz is the Virginia State Bar (VSB) director of Access to Legal Services. In this role she develops, promotes, and coordinates the VSB’s pro bono and access to justice initiatives. She oversees the VSB Standing Committee on Access to Legal Services, a statewide access to justice body which encourages participation in pro bono and addresses issues concerning legal representation of individuals who cannot afford counsel or are otherwise underserved. She is also a member of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission and the state administrator for Virginia Free Legal Answers. Ms. Gantz received her law degree from the University of Richmond and her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Seth A Schaeffer

Seth A. Schaeffer

Immediate Past President

Seth A. Schaeffer

Immediate Past President
Seth Schaeffer is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in the firm’s Antitrust, Trade & Commercial Litigation Department. He focuses his practice primarily on consumer financial services and antitrust litigation. Seth also helps oversee the firm’s provision of pro bono legal services in connection with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Law Clinic. He has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s Episcopal School and Senior Warden of the Vestry of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Seth also has chaired the St. Mary’s CARITAS outreach program, which provides temporary shelter for Richmond’s homeless population. He has served on both the GRBF Board and its Executive Committee for multiple terms.
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Erin S. Whaley

Executive Committee

Erin S. Whaley

Executive Committee
Erin Whaley is a partner at Troutman Pepper where she represents healthcare providers, payers, and health IT vendors on the full spectrum of legal issues they confront on a daily basis. Erin serves as the Pro Bono Partner for Troutman Pepper’s Richmond office where she encourages and coordinates office-wide participation in pro bono efforts. She is also the Chairperson of the Rural Education Foundation Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of the Preemie Parent Alliance.
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Henry I. Willett, III

Henry I. Willett, III

Henry Willett is a litigation partner Christian & Barton. He represents clients in litigation involving healthcare-related matters, the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, intellectual property matters, products liability claims, business and construction disputes, professional malpractice claims, and financial services disputes. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar Council, a past chair of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond, and chair of his firm’s Associate Training and Evaluation Committee.
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Sarah B. Warner

Eviction Diversion Triage Champion

Sarah B. Warner

Eviction Diversion Triage Champion
Ms. Warner’s practice focuses on finance, corporate transactions, and real estate. The majority of her practice consists of assisting banks and certified development companies making commercial loans and government-guaranteed SBA 7A and 504 loans. Sarah is an SBA 504 Designated Attorney. She has been a volunteer for the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Eviction Diversion Program since August 2019 and now serves on the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors and is the Triage Co-Champion for Eviction Diversion. Sarah lives in Richmond with her husband and two daughters. An avid dog lover, you can sometimes find her rescue dog, Aida, providing legal support from the floor of Sarah’s office. You can also find Sarah running the roads and riverside trails of RVA.
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Sean M. Beard

Sean M. Beard

Sean Beard is an Assistant General Counsel at Altria Client Services, where he leads the group that negotiates and manages all contracts for the company and its affiliates related to the purchase of assets, goods, and services. Sean had extensive experience in private practice at Hunton & Williams representing Fortune 500 companies in acquisitions and finance transactions, and he has served on several nonprofit Boards, including the Historic Richmond Foundation and SCAN. Sean has volunteered for GRBF’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse to assist nonprofits with their legal needs.
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Ashley T. Davis

Ashley T. Davis

Ashley Davis is an attorney in the Richmond, Virginia office of Allen & Allen. She is a legal strategist and litigator who focuses her practice on complex litigation, products liability, foodborne illness, sexual assault, federal litigation, and appellate practice. Ashley is an adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy at the University of Richmond’s T. C. Williams School of Law, and a former instructor of Legal Research and Writing for the Paralegal Studies program at VCU. She is a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference of the Virginia State Bar and serves on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). She is the former chair of the pro bono committees of the Richmond Bar Association and the VTLA. Ashley was recently named as an Influential Woman of Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She is also honored to be listed as one of the Viriginia Super Lawyers, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America – “Ones to Watch,” in 2022. Before attending law school, Ashley lived and worked as an archaeologist in Mexico and the Caribbean. She is a fluent Spanish-speaker.
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Christina Mastroianni

Christina Mastroianni

Christina Mastroianni Christina Mastroianni is the Vice President of Community Engagement and Resource Development at ChamberRVA. In this role, she provides leadership for strategic program development and sponsorship efforts at ChamberRVA. A natural system builder, Christina thrives on every opportunity to bring people and organizations together to create lasting, positive change. Prior to joining the Chamber, Christina served as Vice President of Civic Engagement at the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. Her work included developing and scaling initiatives dedicated to supporting volunteerism and civic engagement. Before than she managed operations, communications, and outreach for the City of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building. Christina earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her Master’s in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Center of Government. A lifelong city dweller (seven cities in all!), she can be found spending time porch sitting in her family’s Church Hill neighborhood or getting her hands dirty in her community garden plot.
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Leesa Gregory

Leesa Gregory

Leesa W. Gregory is Associate General Counsel at Zoot Enterprises, Inc., a Bozeman, MT-based financial services software company. Her practice focuses on business transactions, employment law, and intellectual property protection, but she has also assisted in real estate transactions, liquor licensing, and product liability. She is currently a trustee with a local foundation, a member of the Academic Excellence Committee for Cristo Rey High School, and has served on the board of Trinity Episcopal School and various other Bozeman schools. She is licensed to practice law in Montana and Virginia.
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Hon. Doris Henderson Causey

Virginia Court of Appeals

Hon. Doris Henderson Causey

Virginia Court of Appeals
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Claire D. Frost

Eviction Expungement Clinic Co-Chair

Claire D. Frost

Eviction Expungement Clinic Co-Chair
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Alan R. Hutson

Alan R. Hutson

Alan Hutson is the managing partner of The Monument Group, a leading US-based consultancy that for 27 years has helped nonprofit organizations tap their fundraising potential. He is also a senior partner consultant at =mc consulting and serves on the Decision Science team.

Whether he is revamping annual fund structures or managing capital campaigns, Alan’s recommendations include staff and volunteers involved, in a sustained way, in the fundraising process. Alan’s work has resulted in nonprofit organizations raising over $250M (US-based clients). Alan uses his US-based fundraising expertise and background in economics to support the work of =mc consulting. Specifically, he has worked with =mc to help define the global fundraising strategies for Smile Train, Médecins Sans Frontières, Adeso, UNICEF, and IFRC.

He is a recent board member of AFP Global and has served on AFP Foundation for Philanthropy’s Executive Committee. He is also a member representative for the Giving Institute where he sits on the Methodology Committee for the Giving USA annual study. Alan is routinely invited to speak nationally and internationally at fundraising conferences.
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Annie Cai Larson

Annie Cai Larson

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Jessica R. Tobin (Jess)

Jessica R. Tobin (Jess)

Jessica is a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth and her practice focuses on the representation of corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities. She is a member of the Richmond office pro bono committee. Jessica attended the University of Richmond School of Law and received a B.A. in political science from the University of New Hampshire.
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Virginia Ward

Virginia Ward