YVCHR TEAM


 
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Katie MOrgan - executive director

Katie is a graduate of the University of Virginia (Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies) and the College of William & Mary (Master of Education in School Counseling). She spent 6 years in Newport News Public Schools as a middle school counselor and also assumed other leadership roles as the Site Director for the Governor's Youth Development Academy (2013-2014), founder and sponsor of the Dozier Middle School and Denbigh High School chapters of the Youth Volunteer Corps, and co-creator of the NNPS Virtual Mentoring Program. In 2016, Katie was recognized as the 2016-2017 NNPS Teacher of the Year and Middle School Teacher of the Year. Her passion for service and her love for students drew her to a new career path as the Executive Director of the Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads where she plans to continue making positive connections with young people and their families, as well as with educators and community members. 

 

Kimberly moore - Program Director

While earning a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina Kimberly got bit by the volunteering bug. Then while interning at the PBS station in Sumter, SC she developed a love of educating others. From coaching high school volleyball to serving at church, she has always tried to lend a hand even after each military relocation. After working for a few years outside the home, Kimberly accepted a new and exciting job. She happily added the title “Mom” to her resumé and welcomed the new adventure. From that time on when she wasn’t caring for her family or homeschooling her children, she was dedicating her free time to fundraising for charities, coaching, teaching homeschool drama or teaching Sunday School. Outside of volunteering, Kimberly has a love for all types of fitness activities as well as knitting, crocheting, making jewelry and learning new skills. Kimberly is excited to pass on her love of service to the youth of YVCHR and begin another new adventure.

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jENNY jUNG - TEAM LEADER

I am a senior at Christopher Newport University majoring in Cellular, Molecular, and Physiological Biology. My hobbies are golfing and painting. I volunteer because I want impact the community with meaningful service and build relationships with the members of the community.

Fun Fact! I played the flute for 10 years

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Sean Celli - Team leader

I am a junior at Christopher Newport University majoring in Cellular, Molecular, and Physiological Biology. My hobbies are golfing, playing the piano, hiking and taking pictures. I volunteer because I enjoy interacting with people and spending my time to giving back to our community.

Fun Fact! I moved to VA from NY when I was 12.

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Alana Allbritton - team leader

I am a junior at Christopher Newport University majoring in Computer Science with a Minor in Information Science.  My hobbies include writing, reading, and upcycling.  I volunteer with YVCHR because I believe its important to teach youth how to build the future they want with their own hands.

Fun Fact! I was once a student ambassador to the UK.

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Avery Naperala - team leader

I am a sophomore at Christopher Newport University majoring in Environmental Biology, and my hobbies include watching movies and going on adventures. I volunteer because I love making people smile and getting to know the people in the community through my service.

Fun Fact! I have two cats, and one of them is named Toothless because she actually has no teeth.

 

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carol o'brien - team leader

I am a sophomore at Christopher Newport University majoring in Business Management. My hobbies are hiking and hanging out with friends. I volunteer because I want to be able to make a positive impact as well as learn more about the members within the community I serve.

Fun Fact: I have a pet turtle named Lucy.

Brandon davis - Team Leader

I am a freshman at Christopher Newport University majoring in Business. My hobbies are soccer, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends. I volunteer because I believe that my duty is to make an impact in my community in any way that I can.

Fun Fact: I am a snowboard instructor at an indoor ski facility.

Noah haney - team leader

I am a freshman at Christopher Newport University and majoring in Applied Physics. My hobbies are playing soccer, exploring new places, and hanging out with friends. I volunteer because I think it is important to give back to the community and make people happy.

Fun Fact: I was born in Newport News and then moved to Williamsburg when I was 3