Meet our 2017-2018 HumanKind Board of Directors


Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott
Board Chair

Michael Elliott is a native of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. In 2012, he and his family moved to Forest when he became Vice President of Operations for Centra Health.  Michael currently serves as Senior Vice President & COO of Centra Health.

He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), where he holds Fellow status. Honors received: Chamber of Commerce Lead Hampton Roads Graduate, Hampton University School of Pharmacy Class of 2012 Fall Professor of the Semester, and Minority Political Leadership Institute Graduate.






S. Henry Creasy

S. Henry “Hank” Creasy IV
Vice Chair

Hank Creasy is a native of Lynchburg; a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and
Hampden-Sydney College.

Since 2003, Hank has practiced law with Edmunds & Williams, P.C., in Lynchburg, where he is a shareholder.  Hank also advises business management, in-house counsel, hospital leadership and health care professionals, information technology departments, licensors and licensees of software, community and commercial banks and private lenders, project owners, builders, developers and construction industry professionals, commercial landlords and tenants, owner associations, manufacturers, service industries, churches, nonprofit boards, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

He has provided legal counsel to HumanKind since 2007.








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William H. Carter

William H. Carter

William Carter is the Community Development Manager and Vice President for SunTrust Bank in Richmond, Virginia.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 1990, William has worked in a variety of executive management roles for SunTrust. He also retired as a Sergeant Major from the United States Marine Corps in 2006.










Darla Edwards

Darla Edwards is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia and a graduate of Heritage High School. As a former teacher and principal, she has always had a passion for education. In her current role, she is President and Co-Founder of Successful Innovations, Inc.; a woman-owned educational consulting company specializing in strategic family and school partnerships.

Darla holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Development and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lynchburg College.







Chip LambertDr. Jerry “Chip” Lambert

Chip is a board certified emergency medicine physician for the past 26 years, having worked in clinical, administrative, and academic positions for multiple hospitals and universities in Virginia, Delaware, Texas and Pennsylvania. He has served as medical director for Brother’s Brother Foundation and the Medical Benevolence Foundation, and has vast experience working in developing countries throughout Africa and Central America. He was the lead physician on several teams during the response efforts after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, and 2010 Haiti Earthquake. He has recently accepted a new position as Associate Medical Director with Highmark Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Education: BS, Magna cum laude, Mississippi State University, 1982
MD, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 1987
Emergency Medicine Residency, Orlando Regional Medical Center, University of Florida, 1990






Muriel MicklesDr. Muriel Mickles

Muriel Mickles is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia and is employed at the Central Virginia Community College as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. She holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Lynchburg College and an Associate of Science from Central Virginia Community College.

Muriel also serves on the Board of Directors of the Local and Regional Alliance for Excellence.










GEN1012_050d_1539_150Dr. Chalmers “Chal” M. Nunn, Jr.

Dr. Chal Nunn has been heavily involved in his community throughout his career serving on the board of health to the local school board. After serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Centra Health and also the President of Centra Medical Group, Chal is now a principal in the Second Opinion Group, a GI focused consulting company.

He attended Duke University through medical school and also completed an internal medicine residency training program and gastroenterology fellowship. He also holds a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.




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JeffreyJeff R. Rowan

Jeff Rowan is the recently retired president and CEO of Fleet Laboratories. During his early years at Fleet, he was responsible for leading the company’s global marketing efforts and the expansion of its product lines into countries around the world.

Prior to joining Fleet Laboratories, Jeff worked in a variety of consumer marketing positions for major companies, which included General Mills, Pillsbury, and Bayer.  He has also worked overseas with expat assignments in Germany and the United Kingdom.   

He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and an M.B.A. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue.





Martha Seufer

Martha Christian Seufer is a native of Lynchburg.  She serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of N.B. Handy Co.  In addition to her service with her family’s business, she is on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross Catholic School.  Most recently, she chaired the steering committee for Campaign 130, a $500,000 school fundraiser.   As a Board member of the Family Alliance, she served on the Development Committee, National Family Week, and the Executive Spelling Bee, as well as the 100 year celebration and the Friends Committee.

Martha studied at the University of Virginia and most of her professional career was spent as a realtor and Marketing Manager for the Federal Employee Program for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. She is an active volunteer in the community.




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Peter ThompsonRev. Peter Andrew Thompson


Peter is the Sr. Pastor/ Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg. He is a fifth generation pastor with a heart ready and willing to serve the Church. Peter’s passion for ministry and extensive experience with sports has catapulted him into ministry with a conviction to reach God’s people where they are in life; whether that is in the pew at church on Sunday morning, the golf course, soccer field, dance studio, or enjoying nature.

Education: B.S. in Business Administration, Montreat College; Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education; (Presently Enrolled) Doctor of Ministry, Columbia Theological Seminary.

Experience: Prior to moving to Lynchburg, Peter served at First Presbyterian Church in Burlington, NC as the Associate Pastor for Student and Family Ministries. He was also an Associate Chaplain for Ukirk at Elon University.




Helen Wheelock

Helen Wheelock has volunteered her time through the years with numerous organizations and causes.  In the Lynchburg City Schools, she has served as a tutor, member of the Health Advisory Board, member of the Superintendent Parents Advisory Committee, PTO President, Carnival Chairman, Volunteer Coordinator, Band Booster President, Theatre Sponsorship Chairman, and Corporate Sponsorship Chairman for the After Prom Party.  

In addition to her numerous contributions to the Lynchburg City Schools, Helen was President of the Junior League of Lynchburg, as well as the Bargain Mart Treasurer and Cookbook Chairman.

She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia.







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