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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. 

Ronald Spears, CEO

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

Dr. Laura Easter, COO

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

Douglas Harvey, Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Harvey 

Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Harvey joined Elk Hill in March 2023. He has experience in both nonprofit and corporate financial management having previously served as Chief Financial Officer at United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Director of Finance at Community Care Network of Virginia dba Cenevia.

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Kathleen Lefcourt, CPO

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.

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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. 

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Alex Sullivan, Community Liasion

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. 

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Marsha Pryor

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. 

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Board of Trustees


Mr. S. Buford Scott 



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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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Mr. Gerald Hagen 


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Mr. Michael E. Klein 


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. Casey Fowler 


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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. John E. Miller 


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Mr. M. Bagley Reid

Blue Edge Capital, LLC

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Ms. Jean Reynolds 


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Mr. Philip Saul

One Digital 

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Ms. E. Teller Stalfort 

Registered Dietician 

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Mr. C. Hunter Stokes 

Franchise Ventures 

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Mr. W. Charles Waddell, III

Attorney - Retired 

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Ms. Elisha Contner Wilkins 


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Mr. R. L. Terrell Williams 

Griff Insurance Services 

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Mr. Jeffrey Wilt 

The Monument Group 

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Mr. Carl Woodson


Honorary Trustees 

Mr. Eugene G. Bowles, Jr.

Mrs. Betty Caravati

Mr. Charles G. Cary

Dr. Howard W. Ellis

Mr. Michael E. Harman

Mr. Dennis B. Sigloh

Mr. Wallace Stettinius

Mrs. J. Randall Street

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