Ron Spears

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

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Ron Spears has been with Elk Hill since 1984. He has served as a Team Leader, Admissions and Aftercare Coordinator and Director, Director of Community Services, and Director of Programs before becoming Chief Operations Officer. He knows every Elk Hill program from the ground up and has helped them evolve as the needs of our young men and women change. Mr. Spears is immediate past President of the Virginia Association of Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF) and was recognized by the Central Virginia Partnership on Youth as the 2012 Outstanding Private Partner of the Year for actively demonstrating community collaboration and service to youth and families.

Mr. Spears is a Board Member of the Powhatan Free Clinic, and a former Board member of the Powhatan Education Foundation, and Cumberland Education Foundation. In addition, Ron has been appointed by the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Personnel Appeals Board for the County. He is founder and chairman of the Cumberland Basketball Alumni Committee, has served as a chief election official in Powhatan County, and is an adjunct faculty member at John Tyler Community College and a member of the Longwood University Social Work Advisory Committee. Mr. Spears enjoys basketball and plays at the state and national level in 50 and over competition. He holds a Master’s Degree in Youth and Child Care Administration from Nova Southeastern University.