NRC Nominations Committee Presents 2011 Slate of Officers

Posted January 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Filed Under: News, NRC Email

The NRC Nominating Committee proudly presents the following slate of NRC officers for 2011.

Chair CandidateAndrea Epps (
Andrea has been a Brandermill resident since 2000 and has two children in local schools. She is president of New Urban Land Inc., a land use and public policy consulting firm, and has served on several Chesterfield County committees, including the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Andrea is very passionate about Brandermill's Master Plan and equally passionate about ensuring resident involvement in the planning and governance process. She feels that this is going to be a critical year for our community. The Comprehensive Plan public process will continue, and our elected officials at the state and local level will soon begin the process of redistricting based on the census. These issues, in addition to the many specific issues that impact Brandermill, will require the dedication of the NRC to make sure residents' opinions are counted. Andrea truly believes the collective vision and potential of Brandermill can best be achieved through the NRC, and the potential is limitless.
First Vice Chair CandidateHelen O'Neill (
Three years ago, Helen and husband Todd moved to Brandermill from PA. With their move, both transitioned into new careers. Todd is now teaching math at Benedictine High School, and Helen is pursuing her wedding and specialty cake hobby. Helen’s work experience is vast and varied. She has managed a medical office, worked for an economic consulting firm and an entrepreneur who owned several auto dealerships as well as a dairy and holstein farm. She was also a licensed real estate agent in charge of marketing and renovation of relocation properties, and managed the staff of six offices. In 1989, Helen and her husband purchased a small office-automation firm and successfully grew that business, selling it in 2004. They have three daughters (all Hokies), three sons-in-law (all Hokies), and seven grandchildren (all future Hokies). Helen loves the "look, feel, and location" of Brandermill and wants to see its uniqueness preserved. She would like to institute her three "R’s:" (1) Revise methods for maintaining property integrity and value; (2) Revive pride of ownership among residents and impress upon them their need to take action; and (3) Reclaim the #1 Community status in Chesterfield County.
Second Vice Chair CandidateAlan Manden (
Emigrating from South Africa with his family in 1994, Alan lived in Princeton, WV for 11 years and became involved with the local youth soccer league, serving on its board from 1996 to 2006 (2001-2006 president). He and his family moved to Brandermill in 2006. Alan is certified as a United States Soccer Federation ("USSF") referee, referee instructor, referee assessor, and referee assignor. Invited to join the Brandermill Lions Club in 2006, Alan (2009-2010 president) continues to serve on its board today. In keeping with his belief of "getting involved," Alan feels he has something to contribute towards improving Brandermill for the good of the residents.
Secretary CandidateCatherine ("Kit") Kavanagh (
Kit has been a resident of Midlothian for 27 years and has actually lived in Brandermill for almost 12 years. Retiring in 2004 from Johnston-Willis Hospital as a medical technologist, Kit now works part-time in a doctor's private practice. Her goals for the NRC are (1) to help residents become more active in and better informed about BCA proceedings, and (2) to encourage open communications within our neighborhoods and within the community as a whole. Kit has two children (one living in Brandermill) and three grandchildren.
Treasurer CandidateSandy Schrecengost (
Sandy relocated to Brandermill from Lexington, KY in 1982. She is married, mother of two with two grandchildren. Her work experience includes positions with Virginia Community College System, Department of Corrections, Brandermill Community Association ("BCA"), and Midlothian Youth Soccer League. Her volunteer activities have included serving as secretary, newsletter editor, and treasurer of several churches as well as assisting in Midlothian Youth Soccer Foundation, Richmond Interscholastic Soccer Association, and our local schools. She has also served as a volunteer neighborhood team organizer for the Brandermill 4th of July activities and the American Heart Association. A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, her committee work includes Spiritual Care, Pastoral Call, and Haiti relief. Sandy is a member of Redeemer's Counting Team, the Altar Guild, and The Good Samaritan Inn cooking team. She feels that the NRC is a "today tool" for moving our community forward.

A quorum is required for election of NRC officers so mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Brandermill Woods and be sure that your neighborhood is represented at this meeting.