Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

We are excited to announce that three new board members have joined our Governing Board (from left to right): Charles Lewis, Josephus Allmond, and Ashleigh O’Brien.

Charles Lewis has founded multiple organizations and holds key roles, including serving with the Black Professionals Network of Charlottesville. He produces and co-hosts the community-based talk show In My Humble Opinion, and is co-owner of Out of Sight Events, a local event company. Charles works as a Senior Unified Communications Engineer at UVA Health, and is a trusted community leader, and proud family man.

Josephus Allmond is an Associate Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, where he focuses on energy regulatory and environmental justice litigation. He attended Duke Law School, where he was involved with the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, and the Black Law Students Association. Josephus currently lobbies at the Virginia General Assembly on solar and other clean energy issues. He also serves as the Membership Chair for the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia.

Ashleigh O’Brien is Director of Sustainable Investments at CornerStone Partners. She holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University. Ashleigh has led investments for the Johns Hopkins University Investment Office and the International Finance Corporation. She has expertise in impact investing, and through her prior experience at the World Bank, understands the complexities of different financing approaches that must be tailored for communities.