Children’s Trust announces 2014-2015 board members



Children’s Trust of the Roanoke Valley has announced their Board of Directors for 2014-2015.

The Board of Directors, which will mostly include returning members along a couple new members, is comprised of professionals working with various civic and social service oriented organizations. According to the announcement, which was released by the organization’s Fund-Raising Coordinator Teresa Carpentieri, some of those board members belong to New River Valley based organizations.

Some of the returning members include Melissa Almond from the City of Radford Department of Social Services; Gentry, Locke, Rakes & Moore Partner Christen Church, Ruth Terry Dickerson of Cole and Associates; Amanda Ellinger from Jefferson College of Health Sciences; Christina Hatch of the American Red Cross; Julia Holt from Performance Title & Settlement; Linda Johnson and Keith Rickoff from First Freedom Credit Union; Kristine Johnstone, a partner with OPN Law; Dr. Don Keys and Sheila Lambert of Carilion Clinic; business consultant Dana Martin; community volunteer Pam Perez; Leah Russell, of Roanoke College; and Matt Wade from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Children’s Trust’s new board members include Roanoke City Attorney Dan Callaghan and Cris Flippen, a retired principal with Roanoke County Schools.

Children’s Trust also recognized their board members who fulfilled their terms, and thanked them for their dedication to the organization. Those former board members include Donna Batzel, Stephanie Carroll, Warren Clark, Diane Hellkamp, and Betty Jones.

Children’s Trust is a 501C3 organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, as they provide continuous support to children through investigations and court proceedings. According to Carpentieri, they help make kids safer and adults better parents through education.

To learn more about the programs organized through Children’s Trust, call their office at 540-344-3579, or visit their website at



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