Each year, LMR accepts a diverse group of community leaders into its flagship program, Leadership Quest. Through a ten-month program -- which includes formal community leadership training, access to high-impact decision-makers, and networking opportunities to name a few -- these individuals develop the necessary framework to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond Region.
Participants in the Leadership Quest program bring a wealth of experience, passion and know-how as they begin the shift from community members to leaders who are focused on creating sustainable change across the region. Using servant leadership principles and a focus on community engagement as its foundation, Leadership Quest uses a dynamic mix of intense retreats, expert presenters, and immersion teams.
Thom Gelozin, LMR Class of 1997Chief Financial Officer, Central Virginia, Better Business Bureau
Linda Jackson-Shaw, LMR Class of 1985Former Human Resource Director, Department of Juvenile Justice, Commonwealth of Virginia
Satara T. Woodson, LMR Class of 2018Family Services Supervisor, Department of Social Services, City of Richmond
John Richardson-Lauve, LMR Class of 2019Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator, Childsavers
Hollie Woodruff, LMR Class of 2020Senior Minister, Seventh Street Christian Church
Melanie Jenkins, LMR Class of 2020Director of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Richmond
The Leadership Quest Class of 2021 graduated on Wednesday, June 3, 2021.
Please enjoy the ceremony and reception photos in the gallery below.