Our People

In our world – as it should be in the larger world – different is great.
— ARC staff

Our employees are our greatest resource. They are highly-trained, experienced professionals who are never content with “one-size-fits-all” solutions. Because everyone is unique, we work hard to find the right model of care for every single one of our clients and their families. In our world, the idea of “different” is celebrated daily.

 We live at the intersection of idealism and pragmatism. We are champions of choice and turn our humanity into a passion for reality-based solutions. And every community should include all of us.

Our President

  President & CEO: John Walker

President & CEO: John Walker

I believe in empowering people, and I am excited as we strive to achieve ARC’s vision of making Richmond a community of opportunity for all
— John Walker

Making this vision come true will take tremendous effort by everyone involved with ARC; from our Board and other volunteers, to our staff and families and certainly including our donors. Rest assured we are hard at work trying to make this dream become reality. ARC is a wonderful place. Our success is not about our buildings or our programs. It is all about, our staff, volunteers, families and donors working together to make the dream of those families long ago come true by creating a better life for their loved ones. I look forward to working with all of you to make great things happen in and for our community in the future

Our Board

Flexibility and growth. That’s the name of the game in an ever-changing world
— Warren C. Redfern, Jr
  Board Chair: Warren C. Redfern, Jr. (JPMorgan Chase)

Board Chair: Warren C. Redfern, Jr. (JPMorgan Chase)

  Vice Chair: Chad Logan (Logan & Logan, PLC)

Vice Chair: Chad Logan (Logan & Logan, PLC)

  Secretary: Clinton Kelly (SunTrust)

Secretary: Clinton Kelly (SunTrust)

  Past Board Chair:   Bob Sommerville (Ambassador, Keiter, Retired Business Assurance & Advisory Services Partner)

Past Board Chair: Bob Sommerville (Ambassador, Keiter, Retired Business Assurance & Advisory Services Partner)

Exec. Committee Members:  

Meg Downs (Owner, MH and DW Downs Consulting)

 Ric D. Brown (Retired, Secretary of Finance, Commonwealth of VA)                                    


B. Patterson Robson, Jr. (Owner, Robson Financial LEgacies, LLC)

Thomas J Cricchi (President & CEO, SyCom Technologies)

Harvey Crone (Retired, Educator, Henrico County Schools)

Eric Margolin (Senior Executive VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CarMax)

Jeff Penny (Senior VP, Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC)

William Poole (Retired, Assistant Director of Planning, Chesterfield County)

Thomas Horsey (National Wine Educator, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

Chris Mumford (President, The Martin Agency)

Valerie Fleming Tillies  (Holistic Health Counselor, Chesterfield Learning Center)

Anne Waring (Communications Manager, VA Dept. of Human Resources Management)