Post Conference Information

CHWs: Health & Community Champions

Conference Videos

Delegate Aird

Kaine remarks for VA Community Health Worker Association Conference.

CHW Crew

Councilman Jones

Conference Speakers

Bismark Agbemble

Plugin Corp, Managing Partner

Karla Almendarez

Manager Office of Immigratn adn…

Dr. Antonio Villa

Executive Director of LCS / Adjunct… La Casa De La Salud / Kinesiolo…

Cecilia Barbosa

Principal cBe consulting

Pam Blankenship

Adult Oral Health & Chronic Diseas… Virginia Department of…

Heather Board

Director, Division of Prevention an… Virginia Department of…

Marlo Burton

Community Health Worker – Team… Paths Community Medical Center

Stephanie Carrington

Community Health Worker Senior VDH / RHHD

Dr. Cassandra Shelton

REACH Program Manager REACH Program / IALR

Dr. Chethan Bachireddy

Chief Medical Officer Virginia Department of…

Chlo’e Edwards

Chief Executive Officer Chlo’s Edwards Brands &…

Lydia English

Rights Advocate Disability Law Center if Virginia

Rebecca Gerr

Director Quantified Ventures

Gilbert Gimm

Associate Professor George Mason University

Alex Guzman

Public Policy Officer Childsavers

Keandra Holloway

Housing Advocate Virginia Department of…

Shanteny Jackson

Executive Director Virginia Community Heal…

Mary Jo Mather

Executive Director VA Certification Board ( VCB )

Kimberly Lewis

Director, Outreach and… VCUHS

Flor Lopez Trejo


Randy Mazariegos

Photographer Randy Mazariegos

Wendy McCaig

Executive director Embrace Communities

Sabrina Moreno

Health Care Reporter Axios

Hayley Morris ( she / her )

Senior Engagement… Unite Us

Coach Nikki

The CWN Brand

Iyabo Obasanjo

Associate Professor College of William and Mary

Denise Octavia Smith, CHW…

Executive Director National Association of…

Amanda Onochie

Founder & Principal… AB Community Development…

Chaiya Ortiz

Community Health Worker Supervisor Fairfax Country Health…

Tomiki Pardo

Language Access Coordinator and… Latinos In Virginia Empowerment…

Amy Popovich

Nurse Manager Richmond Henrico Health District

Helen Rai

Director of Client Engagement ReEstablish Richmond

Kenda Sutton – EL

Executive Director Birth in color RVA

William Thornton

Executive Director John Rolfe YMCA… YMCA of Greater Richmond

Stephanie Toney, CCHW,…

CCHW & CHW Program… CHW Strength

Joan Torres

Remote Spanish Interpreter GLOBAL INTERPRETERS…

Dr. Vanessa Sheppard

Professor and Chair of Health… VCU School of Medicine

Dwyan Y.Monroe

CHW Program Coordinator Institute for Public Health Innovation

VACHWA + William & Mary Project Information Session

Civic Engagement and Advocacy Day

Conference Awards & Newsletter

Conference Sponsors

Downloadable Conference Materials


The Virginia Community Health Worker Association (VACHWA) is led by industry professionals; who are committed to serving, developing and building their community through access to education and equity in public health.


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