Board of Directors

Jennifer Wimmer, Chair
Glavé & Holmes Architecture

Giles Harnsberger, Secretary
GroundworkRVA

Lane Pearson, Vice Chair
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Keith Sheehan, Treasurer
Ernst & Young

James Hill, Sadler & Whitehead Architects, PLC
The Hon. Cynthia I. Newbille, Councilwoman, 7th Voter District, City of Richmond
Maritza Mercado Pechin, AECOM
Burt Pinnock, Baskervill
Allison Powell, BCWH
Mimi Sadler, Sadler & Whitehead Architects, PLC
Jo White, Saving Our Youth
De'Nisha J. Wilson, East District Family Resource Center
Amy Rein, Genworth
Doug Boyle
Preston Lloyd, Williams Mullen


STAFF

 

Ryan Rinn 
Executive Director

Ryan manages Storefront’s Community Engagement programs, design education, and the mOb + Storefront design studio collaboration with VCUarts. He received his Bachelors degrees from the University of Richmond and his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to returning to graduate school Ryan spent 4 years working as the Director of Grassroots Education for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy where he learned the importance of community organizing. In 2013 Ryan was named as one of Greater Richmond’s “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly Magazine. Ryan resides in the Byrd Park neighborhood and he can be found spending his down time swimming and fishing at the James River.

Jackie Washington
Community Engagement Liaison

Jackie is earning her master's degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University focusing on community engagement, revitalization and cultural resilience. Her view is that being a connector is a powerful way to empower communities. As the community convener,  she works to connect the communities with design assistance. She also facilitates group dialogue around community issues. Thirdly, she research socially just ways for Storefront to enter and continue to be present in Richmond communities. She is excited to be working with Storefront to create a higher quality of life through putting design and community engagement tools in the hands of community members. 

 

Adele Ball
mOb Mediator + Design Witch

Adele directs Storefront's Design Session Program alongside Jackie Washington. She manages Storefront's partnership with the Middle of Broad studio, coordinating our client's more complex design assistance needs with an interdisciplinary group of bright undergraduate designers. She also handles in-house graphic design work at Storefront. She holds a Bachelors of Art from Scripps College and a Masters in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

mOb Faculty

Storefront's partners at mOb (Middle of Broad) enlist design students from VCUarts to take on community-based projects

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Kristin Caskey
Associate Professor Fashion Design

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Adele Ball
Adjunct Professor Graphic Design

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Camden Whitehead
Associate Professor Interior Design