Board of Directors Member  

Ellie Caplice



As a Dinner Host for the

Progressive Dinner & Auction for multiple years, Ellie Caplice had become familiar with SCAN and its mission.  


This year she joins SCAN as a member of the Board of Directors, and Vice-Chair for the 2016 Progressive Dinner & Auction. In the role of Vice-Chair, Ellie will help the committee organize and plan the event with a goal of raising $170,000 for SCAN's programs.  


"I have been a dinner host for Progressive Dinner for a few years, and it has always been such a fun and easy way to help SCAN. I am excited to see the other side of the Progressive Dinner and help with the planning of the event," Ellie said.   


The 14th Annual Progressive Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday April 30, 2016. Following cocktails, hors d'oeuvre's and a live auction at a private home, guests will dine at one of the more than 20 dinner homes in Windsor Farms, Westmoreland Place, and the near West End, and later "progress" to the Tuckahoe Woman's Club for dessert, followed by a spirited silent auction and dancing.  


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Thank you to those who have served us in past years, those who will continue to serve into the years ahead. SCAN is truly grateful to have your support and service in its work to change lives.


Board of Directors   
Birck Turnbull, President

Carolyn Port, Vice President

The Pediatric Center

Casey E. Bartok, Treasurer


Jen Kostyniuk, Secretary


Lisa Meadows Ambrose

Johnson & Johnson

Coburn Beck

Troutman Sanders, LLP

Cathy Bos

Community Volunteer

Leemore Burke

Commonwealth OB/GYN

Ellie Caplice

Community Volunteer

Jimmy Chou


Rachel Davis

Community Volunteer

Jeff Elgin

Capital One

David Green

GRTC Transit System

Kristin Hamlin

Wells Fargo

Brett Hawkins

Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, LLC

Kari Teagno Hyman

Boscobel LLC/Free Bridge Contracting

Erin Smith Jewett

Community Volunteer

Margaret Keightley

Catholic Diocese of Richmond

Tiffany Lange

Community Volunteer

Allison Monette


Michael Noble

Virginia Credit Union

Jay Olander

Apartment Trust of America

Kevin Purnell

Kevin D. Purnell, PLC

Marni Rice
Community Volunteer

Kristy Shaffer


Geoffrey Smith

Harris Williams

John C. Stanchina


Sofia Teferi

Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

John Turner

Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Kay Tyler

Sterling Home Staging

Kimberley D. VanHuss

Elliott Davis

Board of Young Professionals

Samira Creel, Chair

Capital One

Wilson Flohr, Vice Chair  

Porter Realty Company/Commercial Real Estate

Amanda Arnold

Virginia Society of CPA's

Jill Barden

Indivior Inc.

C. Armistead Blanton

M&T Bank

Brooke Brissette


Abigail Conley

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jennifer Corey

M&T Bank

Joseph Crews

Viking SupplyNet

Sarah Crews


Matt Curtin

Impact Makers

Sam Dibert, Jr.

Dibert Valve and Fitting Company, Inc.

Christina Edwards

Williams Mullen

Heath Gates

CowanGates, P.C.

Kristina Holt

Ryan Homes

Kristen Johnson

Supreme Court of Virginia

Rachel Joyce

Virginia Commonwealth Investments/Choice One Real Estate

Jessica Majkowycz

Capital One

Nora McMahon

Braley & Thompson

Elaine Minor

Full Circle Grief Center

Brian Pavlik


Caitlin Roberts

Arthritis Foundation

Rachel Rosenberg

Virginia Commonwealth University

Anya Shaffer

Virginia Department of Health

Chris Sill

Digital Benefit Advisors

Adrienne C. Taylor

St. Catherine's School

Brooke Tudeen

The Martin Agency

Lauren Weidner

Children's Home Society of Virginia

Logan Weis

Summit Fitness

Martha Woodruff

Capital One


Snack and School Supply Donations Needed
SCAN is in need of healthy snack donations for its programs, and school supplies for the upcoming year. Suggested food items include goldfish crackers, packaged fruit snacks, Nutri-Grain bars, and juice boxes.    


If anyone from your neighborhood, faith community, club, etc., would like to collect and donate snacks or school supplies, please contact Kristen Read at [email protected]

Vol. 56,  July 2015

Speak Up For A Child with Richmond CASA


Each year, CASA volunteers contribute over 5,000 hours of in-kind service. Since Richmond CASA's establishment in 1990, they have served over 10,000 children.


Richmond CASA recruits, trains, and supervises competent and dedicated volunteers who advocate for the needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children in juvenile dependency proceedings. CASA volunteers gather valuable information to assist the Judge in making decisions about the child's placement and permanency. By advocating for children in court cases, CASA volunteers help to reduce the time a child spends in the court system and/or in foster care while promoting safe, permanent homes for all children.


"Volunteering as a CASA has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Being a part of the effort to give embattled children in our region the opportunity to have a better life, and to help them find homes that can provide the security and support they need, is as worthwhile a mission as I know," said CASA Volunteer Chris Sill.  


Currently, Richmond CASA has 206 open cases with 70 active volunteers, along with 105 children on the waiting list and counting.  


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Volunteers at the Heart of SCAN  


The job of SCAN's Volunteer Coordinator is to link our volunteer's passions with our organizational mission.  


"People come to us with a unique set of skills and talents and I want them to find a place here at SCAN where they can use those skills and talents to help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect," said Melissa Brooks.  


Volunteers are at the heart of SCAN's daily operations. SCAN's volunteers average between 700-1,000 hours of volunteer time per month.


Melissa joined SCAN in June as the Volunteer Coordinator with the goal to continue to leverage volunteer's gift of time and talents to effectively address the needs of the children and families SCAN serves.  


"Volunteers not only help us carry out the day to day functions of SCAN, but also help us run efficiently and increase our adaptability; making our work better resourced with a rich underlying culture of kids first," said Melissa.


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Thank you to our

who donate more than $1,000 each year to support SCAN's programs.


Karen & Dru Adams

Angela & Matt Akin

Ruth & Franco Ambrogi

Trina & Roy Anise

Tiff & Kelly Armstrong

Casey & Peter Bartok

Lindley & Coby Beck

Cathy & Howard Bos

Leemore & Alan Burke

Daisy & Thomas Byrd

William Byrd

Edie & Bob Cabaniss

Jeff Chandler

Samantha & Jimmy Chou

Samira & Carl Creel

Jennifer & Paul Croston

Rose & Josh Dare

Susan & Bob Dausch

Trudy Rickman &  

 Chuck Dean

David DeGhetto

Meredith & Sam Dibert

Molly Dodge

Deborah & Paul Edmunds

Carolyn & Jeff Elgin

Betsy & Bobby Fauntleroy

Audrey & David Franks

Dana & Gray Garland

Bruce Gottwald

Freddie & Lawrence Gray

Kim & Jon Hahn

Kristin & Jeff Hamlin

Deborah & Steve Harms

Betsy & Frank Harris

Hillary & Brett Hawkins

Diane & Gene Hosenfeld

Rachel Hunziker

Renee & Steve Hupp

Kari & Heath Hyman

Susan & Neville Johnson

Kimberly Cosby & William Johnson

Carrie & Tommy Johnstone

Cindy & Michael Joyce

Margaret & Jerry Keightley

Deborah & John Kemper

Jen & John Kostyniuk

Amy & Bryon Ladd

Evan & Ben Ladd

Tiffany & Mark Lange

Lisa & Harris Leiner

Tehshau Luan



Ann Marie & Paul

Elizabeth & Michael Martin

Jeanine & Michael Maruca

Carol McCoy

Cathy & Read McGehee

Caroline & Marshall  


Lynn & Jeff Mussatt

Ruth & Ken Niemaseck

Caroline & Mike Noble

Diana & John O'Connor

Jay Olander

Susan Gray & Ronald Page

Liz & Paul Pearce

Anne Marie & Bryan  


Scottie & George Phillips

Kelly Pickerel

Carolyn & John Port

Kevin Purnell

Amy & Brian Quigley

Kristen Read

Leslie & J. Winston Read

Maria & Kevin Reardon

Suzanne & Frank Reichel

Marni & Baylor Rice

Kristy & Jake Shaffer

Janet & Lee Showalter

Mary & Alex Slaughter

Kristi & Geoff Smith

Jeanne & Charlie Stallings

Lucinda & John Stanchina

Mary & Wally Stettinius

Kim VanHuss & Christopher Stofko

Chris Stringer

Eric Sundberg

Letty & Bill Tate

Kelly & Kirk Tattersall

Sofia Teferi

Christie & Birck Turnbull

Gayla & John Turner

Kay & William Tyler

Margaretha & Jose   

 Valderas Jr.

Peyton & Granville 


Susan Wadsworth

Janet & Mark Walker

Stephanie & Brad Welles

Laura & Steve Wilson


Thank You!   


University of Richmond
Kappa Alpha Theta
for your support during Child Abuse Prevention Month.  


 Richmond Memorial Health Foundation for the generous use of your space for meetings.



Become a Steward of Children


Stewards of Children is an internationally recognized revolutionary training that educates adults about how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program was created by Darkness to Light (


Stewards of Children is ideal for parents, staff and volunteers in youth-serving organizations and concerned community members. SCAN believes it's the responsibility of adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children gives everyone the tools to do this.


August 20, 2015

6pm - 8:30 pm


103 East Grace Street

Richmond, VA 23219


To sign up for this class, please RSVP to Margo Buchanan at [email protected].


Save the Date!


Thursday October 8, 2015 

A night of fashion and fun to benefit SCAN!  

Saturday April 30, 2016



For more information, please contact Kristen

Read at [email protected] or
804-257-7226 x106. 


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