City of Promise Board of Directors


Andy Block, J.D.

Former Director, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice


Michelle Nelson

Director, DDC Management Group

Former Resident of Westhaven


Leah Puryear, Secretary

Director, Upward Bound, University of Virginia


Bill Shenkir, PhD, CPA, President

William Stamps Farish Professor Emeritus

Former Dean 1977-92, UVA McIntire School of Commerce


Art Thorn, Treasurer

CPA, Hostettler Stott CPA

Brian Williams

Associate Professor of Public Policy

UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy