Meet Our Executive Team

Elk Hill stands out from the pack for the long-term commitment of our senior staff – not just to our organization, but to service and leadership in the communities we call home. 

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Ronald Spears

Chief Executive Officer 

Ron Spears has been with Elk Hill since 1984. He has served as a Team Leader, Admissions and Aftercare Coordinator, Director of Community Services, Director of Programs, and Chief Operations Officer. Read more

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Dr. Laura Easter 

Chief Operating Officer 

Laura Easter joined Elk Hill in 2007 as the first program director for our Spring Garden group home for girls, and was then promoted to develop and lead the newly created community services program. Read more

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Daniel Fitzsimmons 

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Fitzsimmons joined the Elk Hill team in 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Fitzsimmons served as a divisional CFO for Alere, a multi-billion dollar Boston-based health care and manufacturing holding company. Read more

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Kathleen Lefcourt

Chief Philanthropy Officer 

Kathleen Lefcourt joined Elk Hill in April 2021 and brings with her a wealth of experience in nonprofit philanthropy, marketing, and leadership. Read more

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Diana Hudgins

Chief Human Resources Officer

Diana Hudgins joined the Elk Hill team in December of 2021. She has extensive experience with Human Resources coupled with a passion for mentoring and developing team members to ensure they achieve professional success. Read more

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Alex Sullivan 

Community Liaison

Alex Sullivan has been with Elk Hill since 1980 and knows our programs inside and out. He is actively involved in marketing our services and building strong community outreach and customer service relationships. Read more

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Marsha Pryor 

Director of Administrative Services

Marsha Pryor began her career at Elk Hill in 2005.  Because of her many talents, she outgrew her previous position as Executive Assistant and was named as Director of Administrative Services in February 2022.  Read more

Board of Trustees

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Mr. S. Buford Scott 

Founder

Officers 

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Board Chair

Mr. William J.G. Barnes

Harman, Claytor, Corrigan, & Wellman, P.C. 

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Board Vice Chair

Mr. Nelson Teague, Jr. 

East Point Energy 

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Treasurer

Mr. Gerald Hagen 

Retired 

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Secretary 

Mr. Michael E. Klein 

Altria 

Board of Trustees 

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Mr. Charles E. Bradshaw, III

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Ms. Elizabeth S. Cech

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Mr. William T. Clarke, Jr. 

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Mr. David P. Corrigan

Wells Fargo 

UVA Children's Hospital 

Harman, Claytor, Corrigan, & Wellman

Stifel Nicolaus & Co. 

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Dr. Alexandra Dahlgren

Loving Kindness Veterinary Care 

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Mr. Reuben Essandoh

Capital One 

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Ms. Pamela G. Harris

One Digital 

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Mr. William H. Harris, III

Architect - Retired 

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Dr. Joseph A. James

Physician - MD 

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Ms. Maxine L. Jones

Dominion Energy, Retired 

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Mr. John G. Jordan, III

Heritage Wealth Advisors 

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The Rev. Dr. John E. Miller

Retired 

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Mr. M. Bagley Reid

Blue Edge Capital, LLC

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Mr. Philip Saul

One Digital 

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Ms. E. Teller Stalfort

Registered Dietitian 

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Mr. C. Hunter Stokes

Franchise Ventures

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Mr. Henry L. Valentine, III

Davenport & Co. of Virginia 

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Mr. W. Charles Waddell, III

Attorney - Retired 

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Ms. Elisha Contner Wilkins

Psychotherapist

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Mr. R. L. Terrell Williams

McGriff Insurance Services 

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Mr. Jeffrey L. Wilt

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Mr. Carl Woodson

Honorary Trustees 

The Monument Group 

Cigna 

Mr. Eugene G. Bowles, Jr.

Mr. Charles G. Cary

Dr. Howard W. Ellis

Mr. Michael E. Harman

Mr. Wallace Stettinius

Mrs. J. Randall Street