Trudi Batiste has a wealth of administrative and leadership experience with nonprofit organizations that advocate for underrepresented youth and communities of color.
As part of her commitment to community outreach, Batiste founded Girl Talk RVA and Leading Our Ladies Training & Development Program to provide life skills training and safe conversation spaces for young adult women.
Leading Our Ladies, RVA operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Central Virginia Educational Resource Programs (CVERP) and is grateful for CVERP’s support and the opportunity to be part of the larger non-profit community.
Erika Brandon is passionate about public service, education and giving back to underrepresented youth and communities.
In 2013, Brandon and her husband, Curtis, founded Central Virginia Educational Resource Programs (CVERP) to provide educational resources to at-risk communities in Richmond and surrounding areas.
Certified in non-profit management, Brandon oversees the financial operations of CVERP and supports the program through management, outreach, mentorship and community service. As a public service advocate, Brandon enjoys assisting individuals with educational resources.