Universitywide development and communications staff

School of Medicine

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Thomas Maness, M.P.A.

Thomas Maness, M.P.A.

Associate Dean for Development - Assistant Vice President for Development

Phone: (804) 827-4936

Email: Thomas.Maness@vcuhealth.org

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Joy Sanders

Joy Sanders

Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs

Phone: (804) 827-4939

Email: joy.sanders@vcuhealth.org

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Amy Lane, Ph.D.

Amy Lane, Ph.D.

Director of Major Gifts

Phone: (804) 827-4937

Email: amy.lane@vcuhealth.org

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In 2010, Amy joined the major gifts team in the School of Medicine after having served in VCU’s corporate and foundation relations office for six years. Prior to VCU, Amy held development roles at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and the College of William and Mary. A native Virginian, Amy earned a B.S. in psychology from James Madison University, an M.Ed. from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in higher education from the College of William and Mary.

 
Erin Lucero

Erin Lucero

Director of Development Communications

Phone: (804) 827-4938

Email: erin.lucero@vcuhealth.org

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Lynn Meyer

Lynn Meyer

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 827-6297

Email: lynn.meyer@vcuhealth.org

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Meyer joined VCU in 2015 with a strong background in public service, fundraising, grant writing and public relations. For the previous five years, she served as chief development officer at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond during their $8 million campaign. She worked as an associate director of corporate and foundation relations for the College of William and Mary. Prior to her tenure at William and Mary, she served for seven years at Old Dominion University, working as a grant writer and then as a major gifts officer in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Meyer has a master's in public administration and a bachelor of science in communications, both from ODU.

 
Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore

Director of Development

Phone: (804) 828-3632

Email: lauren.moore@vcuhealth.org

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Lauren Moore is the lead development officer for the VCU Health System and a member of the VCU School of Medicine development team. She leads the grateful patient program for VCU Health supporting VCU Hospitals, VCU School of Medicine and MCV campus centers of excellence. Prior to joining VCU in 2011, Moore worked as a development officer for University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital and Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics and for the University of Tennessee, where she received an undergraduate and master's degree.

 
Leetah Stanley

Leetah Stanley

Associate Director of Donor Stewardship and Reunions

Phone: (804) 827-4932

Email: leetah.stanley@vcuhealth.org

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Polly Roberts

Polly Roberts

Associate Director of Donor, Alumni and Stewardship Communications

Phone: (804) 828-5290

Email: polly.roberts@vcuhealth.org

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Jodi T. Smith

Jodi T. Smith

Senior Development Officer and Director of Constituent Relations

Phone: (804) 628-2248

Email: jodi.smith@vcuhealth.org

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Jodi T. Smith has served as Senior Development Officer and Director of Constituent Relations for the School of Medicine since 2009. She leads Reunion Weekend programming and reunion class giving campaigns. Jodi also serves as a major gift officer and supervises the Associate Director of Donor Stewardship and Reunions position. From 1999-2005, she was the Director of Annual Giving for the medical school. A native of Richmond, she received her B.A. from Randolph-Macon College in 1994.

 
Carrie R. Bickford

Carrie R. Bickford

Senior Major Gift Officer-Neuroscience, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Disease Corridor

Phone: (804) 828-3652

Email: carrie.bickford@vcuhealth.org

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Carrie Mills

Carrie Mills

Senior Major Gift Officer -Cardiopulmonary Disease Corrider

Phone: (804) 828-0423

Email: carrie.r.mills@vcuhealth.org

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Leslie Stewart

Leslie Stewart

Senior Major Gift Officer-Trauma, Transplant, Diabetes, Burn Disease Corridor

Phone: (804) 828-3291

Email: leslie.stewart@vcuhealth.org

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Nathan G. Bick

Nathan G. Bick

Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 828-4900

Email: nathan.bick@vcuhealth.org

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Jack Carmichael

Jack Carmichael

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

Phone: (804) 827-4931

Email: john.carmichael@vcuhealth.org

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A native of Richmond, Carmichael holds a B.A. from Dickinson College, where he majored in English and Spanish, and an M.A. in Spanish literature from the Universidad de Málaga in Spain. After working for several local nonprofits, he joined the School of Medicine in 2014 and works as director of annual giving.

 
Quentin Dill

Quentin Dill

Development Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-3684

Email: quentin.dill@vcuhealth.org

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Payton Hardinge (B.A.’11/H&S)

Payton Hardinge (B.A.’11/H&S)

Stewardship Manager

Phone: (804) 828-3407

Email: payton.hardinge@vcuhealth.org

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Kenneth Melvin (B.S.’12/H&S)

Kenneth Melvin (B.S.’12/H&S)

Major Gifts Officer

Phone: (804) 827-4935

Email: kenneth.melvin@vcuhealth.org

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Anna Millsaps

Anna Millsaps

Development and Event Coordinator

Phone: (804) 628-3878

Email: anna.millsaps@vcuhealth.org

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Ta'brielle Roberts

Ta'brielle Roberts

Executive Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-3607

Email: TaBrielle.Roberts@vcuhealth.org

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Kathie Spraggins

Kathie Spraggins

Development Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-4100

Email: kathleen.spraggins@vcuhealth.org

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Kathie Spraggins joined the VCU Health team in November of 2015 and has a B.S. in communications education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After 13 years in special events at the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Special Events and National Air and Space Museum, she came to Richmond with her husband and daughter and has been here for 20 years. She previously held positions in marketing at Markel Corporation and most recently as an instructional assistant with Henrico County Public Schools. As a development assistant, Spraggins provides administrative support to the senior development officer and other members of the development team.

 
Pam Vaughan

Pam Vaughan

Development Coordinator

Phone: (804) 827-4934

Email: pamela.vaughan@vcuhealth.org

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Vaughan has been a member of the School of Medicine development office since 2000. She served as the special events coordinator for many years until the economy declined and fewer events were hosted. Vaughan now serves as development coordinator for the associate dean, assistant dean, major gift officers and development directors, processing travel, purchasing, local donor/student events, gift processing and daily office operations.

 
Priscilla C. Wiggin

Priscilla C. Wiggin

Major Gift Officer

Phone: (804) 827-4933

Email: priscilla.wiggin@vcuhealth.org

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Priscilla Cash Wiggin joined the VCU School of Medicine’s major giving team in 2015.  Priscilla works with alumni in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and West.

Prior to her major gifts officer role, Priscilla served as Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving at VCU Massey Cancer Center.  Priscilla also served in sales and sales management roles for the pharmaceutical and device-manufacturing companies of Hydro-Photon and Sanofi-Aventis, covering domestic territories in the Northeast as well as in Canada and Mexico.  Priscilla’s fundraising career began in San Francisco with the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, having been a field-based alpine mountaineering and rock climbing instructor for the organization for four years. 

Priscilla holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Radford University and a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins University.  Priscilla also completed a certificate program in fund raising from the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy and serves on the nursing advisory board of the Madison School of Healthcare/Ashworth College.

 
Wren Wyatt (M.P.A.'15)

Wren Wyatt (M.P.A.'15)

Major Gifts Development Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-5008

Email: wren.wyatt@vcuhealth.org

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Wyatt joined VCU's Corporate & Foundation Relations Office in 2014 on a graduate fellowship through the Wilder School, where much of his research focused on post-secondary education. Prior to VCU, Wren attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a degree in international relations. He brings a variety of skills and experiences to the School of Medicine, drawing on previous roles as an English teacher overseas, an attorney liaison for a large Richmond law firm and a variety of defense and electrical engineering sales roles.