CCT Board of Directors

CCT is managed by a Board of Directors who serve with caring hearts and without compensation.

Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of at least two members who are related to an individual with a disability, along with legal and financial professionals, and experts who work in the disabilities field.

Officers & Board Members

      • President

        Neal L. Walters, Esq.
        Member of the Firm, Scott/Kroner, PLC
        Elder Law Attorney

      • Treasurer

        Gary Levine, CPA
        Executive Director, Non-Profit Connection

      • Secretary

        Michelle Johnson, L.C.S.W.
        Director of Community Support Services,
        Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Service

      • Past President

        Gary Freeman, CPA
        President, G4 CPA Firm, Inc.

      • President Elect

        Heather Szajda, JD, LLM
        Owner, Heather H. Szajda, PLC
        Estate Planning and Tax Attorney


        • David Acree, CPA
          Partner, Meadows, Urquhart, Acree & Cook, LLP
        • Alexandra Badman, Esq.
          Estate Planning Attorney
        • Aaron Barr
          Director of Marketing, Marks & Harrison Law Firm
        • Matthew J. Buckley, CFP®, CFTA
          Managing Partner, Towne Wealth Management
        • Stephen Burns
          ARPark Attorneys
          Trust and Estate Planning Attorney
        • Penn Crawford, Esq.
          Marks & Harrison Law Firm
          Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Attorney
        • Craig Davis, Esq.
          Reinhardt | Harper | Davis, PLC
          Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Attorney
        • Mary Ellis, Esq.
          Partner, Bourdow, Bowen & Ellis, P.C.
          Elder Law Attorney
        • Kristine Lansing, CFP®
          Certified Financial Divorce Specialist™, Lansing Financial, LLC
        • John McFarland, CFP®, FP&A
          Faculty Coordinator for the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate and CFP Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University
        • Javier Menendez, R.Ph.
          Pharmacy Director, Virginia Premier Health Plan
        • Michael G. Phelan, Esq.
          Phelan | Petty, PLC
          Personal Injury Attorney
        • Sean Ryan
          Account Manager, The Hodges Partnership
        • Desi L. Wyatt
          Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor Regional Manager, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.
        • Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIST
          CEO & Medical Director, Tree of Life Services, Inc.
          CEO & Medical Director, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd.
          Professor, affiliate, VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
          Associate Professor, adjunct, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia,
          Chairperson, IBIA

Each Board Member serves on one or more of the following Committees:

Executive Committee

Provides leadership to the full Board in fulfilling the Board’s responsibly to establish policies, approve the mission, oversee operations and approve the budget.

Finance/Investment Committee

Presents financial goals to the full Board, monitors the operating budget and establishes a five year business plan. Approves the investment policy implemented by the Trust Company of Virginia (TCVA) and meets quarterly with the investment team of the TCVA to review investment performance.

Marketing Committee

Assists in the development of a marketing strategy to ensure that the organization’s mission is communicated clearly to families, individuals with disabilities, agencies, attorneys, and other professionals.

Disbursement Committee

Assists the Executive Director in making disbursement decisions on behalf of the Beneficiary.

Charitable Fund Award Committee

Oversees CCT’s annual grant program and reviews applications to determine awardees.

Board Development Committee

Identifies, recruits, and recommends new Board members for election to CCT’s Board of Directors. Develops and implements training program for new Board members.

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