Board

Our volunteer Board of Trustees develops and directs the vision, policies and goals of the MCV Foundation.

By providing fiduciary oversight, managing the endowment and overseeing the disbursement of restricted and unrestricted funds, our board serves to advance the mission of the foundation and the medical center.

Board members are chosen for their exemplary leadership in the community and in business, for their professional expertise and for their devotion to our mission. Members serve a minimum of three years and may choose to renew their terms. 

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About the Chair

Darius A. Johnson

Board Chair

Darius A. Johnson joined the board of the MCV Foundation in 2013.

Darius is vice president and treasurer for Dominion Energy, after having prior roles in the Power Delivery and Treasury groups.  He joined Dominion Energy after coming from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in October 2016, where he was senior vice president and senior client manager. Earlier, he spent nine-and-a-half years as president and chief lending officer of the consolidated division of Premier Bank.

He has served as a member of the boards of the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Radford University, Sportsbackers, Boaz Ruth and Venture Richmond. He is passionate about higher education, health and human services, and the City of Richmond, which is why he supports the MCV Foundation board.

Darius holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Richmond, as well as a graduate certificate from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

He, his wife Monique and their daughter Phoebe Noelle, reside in Richmond.

Board of Trustees 2023-2024

Nupa Agarwal, J.D.

Nupa Agarwal, J.D., joined the MCV Foundation board in 2023. She is the lead attorney with The Agarwal Law Firm, a Richmond law firm she founded in 2004. 

Danny Avula, M.D.

Danny TK Avula, M.D., joined the MCV Foundation board in 2023. He was appointed as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services in February 2022 by Governor Glenn Youngkin. 

Wyatt S. Beazley IV

Wyatt Beazley, J.D., joined Williams Mullen in 1992 and is co-chair of the Williams Mullen Health Care Team.

Mike Bisceglia

Mike is the president and co-founder of Stauer Watch and Jewelry Company and the president and founder of Metrix Media. 

Robert “Bob” C. Canfield

Bob is the retired director of branch development for Ferguson Enterprises, a diverse distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups.

Alex Cecil

Alex is managing director and chief compliance officer for BB&T Securities. He is an active member of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association's General Counsel/CCO Leadership Group.

I. Lee Chapman IV

I. Lee Chapman IV, CFA, is president and chief executive officer at Davenport & Company LLC. 

Sheila Corcoran

Sheila Corcoran's professional experience spans more than 20 years in finance and asset management. Most recently, she was a partner with Empyrean Capital Partners for 13 years.

Paul Croston

Paul is the managing partner of the Richmond and Roanoke offices of KPMG LLP, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.

Stephan Davis, D.N.P.

Stephan Davis, D.N.P., joined the MCV Foundation board in 2023. Stephan is associate dean of inclusive excellence and belonging for the VCU School of Nursing and the College of Health Professions.

Oscarlyn Elder

Oscarlyn is Truist’s wealth investment platform executive. Her work involves the intersection of high and ultra-high net worth clients’ investment experiences, technology, and the experiences of client-facing investment professionals.

Peter Farrell

VCU Board of Visitors Representative

Peter Farrell is a member of the Board of Visitors for Virginia Commonwealth University. He is managing partner of Tuckahoe Holdings and previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

VCU Health System Authority Board Representative

Robert Findling, M.D., M.B.A., is the chair of the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry as well as a C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical & Translational Research. 

Jennifer F. Flinchum

Jennifer provides tax compliance and strategic consulting for privately held businesses and their owners, and is the lead partner of Keiter’s Family, Executive, and Entrepreneur Advisory Services Team.

Louis Formica, D.D.S.

MCV Alumni Representative

Dr. Louis Formica is an assistant professor and general practice group director at the VCU School of Dentistry.

Moses Foster Jr.

Moses Foster Jr. is the founder, president, and CEO of the advertising and marketing firm West Cary Group.

Steve Gaidos

Chair-elect

Steve Gaidos joined the MCV Foundation Board of Trustees in 2019. He retired as general manager for the Virginia Market of Terazo, a Richmond-founded software engineering firm. 

Sheryl Garland

Sheryl Garland joined the VCU Health System in 1988 after completing an administrative residency at MCV Hospitals.

Stephen Goddard

Stephen is the founder of The London Company and heads the firm’s investment and management teams. He has more than 30 years of investment experience, beginning his career as an analyst for Scott & Stringfellow.

Elizabeth Hopkins

Elizabeth is an executive director and banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank and works closely with multi-generational families, private business owners, executives and entrepreneurs.

Susan G. Kornstein, M.D.

Susan is a professor of psychiatry and obstetrics & gynecology at VCU School of Medicine, executive director of the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, and director of clinical research for the VCU department of psychiatry.

Ghulam D. Qureshi, M.D.

A 1964 graduate of King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, Ghulam came to Richmond in 1965 to complete an internship at Johnston-Willis Hospital and a residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia.

Kee Tilghman Rabb

Kee is a partner at Apogem Capital focusing on buyout, growth equity and turnaround manager relationships in North America.

W. Taylor Reveley III

Taylor was the 27th president of William & Mary and previously served as dean of its law school.

Michele Romano, M.D.

Michele is a retired family practice physician who, before deciding to pursue her medical degree, served as an ICU nurse and opened the first community hospital ICU in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1969, serving as its head nurse.

Ernesto Sampson

Treasurer

Ernesto Sampson is a financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. His areas of focus are women's financial strategies, executive compensation and benefit strategies, small business, investments, retirement planning strategies, and wealth preservation strategies.

Liza Jarvis Scott

Liza is the director of asset management at Dominion Energy where she manages the pension fund and other trust assets. Before Dominion, Liza spent 10 years as a director at Spider Management Company in Richmond, Virginia.

Louise Woltz Smith

Louise is a managing director at Apogem Capital focusing on buyout, growth equity and turnaround manager relationships in North America.

Ellen E. Spong

Immediate Past Chair

Ellen is a senior vice president and director of institutional advisory services with Atlantic Union Bank. For more than 30 years she has worked with nonprofit organizations, municipalities, foundations, and endowments to support their financial goals through policy development and management of investment assets.

Tracy Kemp Stallings

Tracy joined the MCV Foundation board in summer 2016, and also serves on the VCU Foundation board.

Judith Forehand Starkey

Judi, who attended Marymount and George Mason University, was before her retirement a licensed social worker, president/CEO of a large business association and an executive with a national healthcare company.

Elizabeth Anne Whalley, RN, J.D.

Corporate Secretary

Liz is chief legal officer and chief compliance officer at Phlow, an essential medicines impact company that is reimagining essential medicines from start to finish through the use of flow chemistry and other advanced development and manufacturing processes.

Rachel Yost

Rachel is a managing partner at SIR, a strategic management consulting firm in Richmond, where she leads quantitative market research and helps clients uncover insights to help change their futures.

Ex Officio

Marlon F. Levy, M.D.

Interim Senior Vice President, VCU Health Sciences and Interim CEO, VCU Health System

Marlon F. Levy, M.D., is the interim senior vice president for health sciences at VCU and the Interim CEO of the VCU Health System. In addition to these roles, Dr. Levy is chair of the Division of Transplant Surgery at VCU Health and director of the VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center.

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

President of VCU

Michael Rao, Ph.D., became the fifth president of Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Health System in 2009 and has continued to cement VCU’s place among the nation’s premier urban, public research universities.