Board of Directors
Karen Owens
Board Chair
Newport News Parks & Recreation & Tourism​

Stephanie Valutis
Board Vice Chair​
CNU Social Work Department

Courtney Gardner
Board Treasurer
C.E. Gardner Consulting, LLC

​​Dr. Paul Aravich

Eastern VA Medical School

Steve Brown​​
​Robert Coleman​
Deputy Sheriff

John Eley
​Newport News Public School

Sabrina Jones​
The Mariner's Museum

​Dr. Erica Woods-Warrior
​​Old Dominion University


Civic Leadership
Alternatives also engages part-time youth development associates and volunteers to accomplish program objectives.
Ragen Johnson
Executive Director​​
Evelyn Barnes
Office Manager​​
Hattie Harris
Early Childhood Manager​​
Lamar Lynn
Youth Development Specialist​​
Shireen Mchenry
Out of School Time Manager​​
Maria Perkins
Training Manager​​
Charles Robinson
Communications Manager
Assistant Out of School Time Manager​​​
Michelle Simpson
Youth Development Specialist​​
Executive Director Ragen Johnson Office Manager Evelyn Barnes Early Childhood Manager Hattie Harris Youth Development Specialist Lamar Lynn Communications Manager Assistant Out of School Time Manager Charles Robinson Training Manager Maria Perkins Out of School Manager Shireen Mchenry Youth Development Specialist Michelle Simpson
Trina Bryant
Finance & Data Manager​​
Finance Manager Trina Bryant