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Board of Directors

James R Taylor III James R. Taylor, III

James R Taylor, III is Founder of Virginia Housing and Community Development Corporation (VHCDC). He currently serves as its President and leads efforts to educate and empower individuals, families and minority business owners to build wealth, access capital and credit, and achieve home ownership.

James is tenured advocate for minority-owned businesses. He regularly participates in round-table discussions, contributes to magazine and newspaper articles on entrepreneurship and small business matters, and consistently introduces minorities, veterans, women, ex-felons, and youth to entrepreneurial opportunities and resources within their communities.

James was elected to the Board of Directors of the Portsmouth Partnership. He represents VHCDC as a member (partner) of the Hampton Roads Small Business Investment Partnership, serves as a Board Volunteer at ABNB Federal Credit Union, and is an active investor in several local ventures, including VHCDC Community Investment Partners, L.P.

James, through VHCDC, has aided scores of first-time home buyers realize their dream of home ownership, helped create numerous micro business enterprises, and sponsor dozens of seminars, workshops, and business networking events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a serial/social entrepreneur, an active investor, and a dedicated, caring business mentor.

Katrina S Taylor Katrina S. Taylor, CPPB, VCO, VCCO
Vice President

Katrina S. Taylor is an experienced procurement professional with 30+ years of progressive knowledge working for state agencies and institutions of higher learning. She recently retired as Director of Materiel Management at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. She is experienced in negotiating contracts including blanket and bulk commodity pricing agreements.

Ms. Taylor has thorough knowledge of contract law and editing legal documents for legal sufficiency in Commonwealth of Virginia contracts. She served as the central agency representative for Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) owned businesses, and trained institution procurement directors and assisted them in creating effective supplier diversity programs and initiatives.

Ms. Taylor has served the Commonwealth of Virginia at numerous agencies and universities, such as the Department of Labor, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Department of General Services/Division of Purchases and Supply, and Christopher Newport University. Ms. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Norfolk State University and an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design.

Glenda Whyte Glenda Whyte

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James A. Young James A. Young, Sr., CPA, CFA

James A. Young, Sr. is founder and managing member of JYE Financial and Accounting Solutions, LLC. Formerly a Senior Accountant at Capital Group, among the world's oldest and largest investment management organizations, He began his accounting career with Arthur Andersen LLP in New York City before joining Strickland & Jones, PC in Norfolk, Virginia. Through his own firm, Mr. Young helps small businesses, individuals, and non-profits with their tax and accounting issues, including providing auditing and other attestation services.

James graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science in Accounting in 1997. In 2009, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Old Dominion University and is currently pursuing a Master of Accounting degree from Old Dominion University. Since 2013, he has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business at Tidewater Community College.

James is a U.S. Navy veteran, who volunteers with several nonprofit organizations in the Hampton Roads area, including ABNB Federal Credit Union, Nursing CAP, Inc., the National Association of Black Accountants, Modern Free and Accepted Masons of the World, Inc, and the Order of Eastern Stars.

Michael L. Baldwn Michael L. Baldwin

Mr. Michael L. Baldwin is Vice President of Operations for Faneuil Inc., where he collaborates with senior leaders from all departments in planning, developing, and executing plans to support the success of our internal team members and external partners. Michael is the former Vice President of Operational Performance for C3/CustomerConnectChannels, where he was responsible for the development of highly interactive training content to over 32,000 trainees at internal call center sites in Central America, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

From July, 2006 to July, 2010 he was Call Center Manager/Business Development Manager for MLB Solutions in Norfolk, VA where he recruited to revitalize a dormant sales operation for Affinity4, one of the largest affinity-based marketing and sales companies focusing on non-profit organizations. He developed and managed all of their call center operations between multiple locations and coordinated the full transition of all call center functions from Oklahoma to the new Virginia location within 45 days. Mr. Baldwin recruited, hired, trained and managed all call center employees in the new call center. He created and implemented all operational goals and developed performance improvement plans and reporting to aid in meeting and exceeding those goals and led several special projects within the company which resulted in the revamping of the company website, increased staff development sessions and IVR enhancements which improved the customer service experience. Designed and implemented sales and marketing plan to reinvigorate existing and establish new relationships with targeted non-profit organizations.

Mr. Baldwin is sought after by municipalities and private organizations to develop, direct and lead training sessions on a variety of topics. He is highly recognized for his ability to tailor training to the specific audience’s needs and by creating sessions which successfully combine the use of visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

Mr. Baldwin has over 15 years experience in call center operations, training, and consulting. He has strong expertise in training, quality, operations, and business management, with a proven track record of performance improvement.

Danielle Flipping Danielle Flipping

Danielle Flipping, M.A. is a suburban Philadelphia native who began her career journey in Hampton Roads in August 1994 by earning a B.A., in English Literature at Norfolk State University. In 2003, Danielle started working for NSU. During her employment at the institution, she has worked in Residential Life and Housing, The Reclamation Program at The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, and lastly, in The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center as a Professional Advisor.

Danielle began her graduate studies in August 2016 and chose Sociology - Urban Affairs because of her passion for working within urban administrations that address current urban issues, particularly for first-generation students pursuing higher education and urban housing. In continuing her endeavors in higher education, she served as the first college-wide Outreach Specialist/Recruiter for Tidewater Community College from 2019-to 2021. She has volunteered her time and efforts to Dress for Success of Hampton Roads, Spartan Prep Academy, NSU Women’s Conference, Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and The Eastern Shore, YMCA, NSU Graduate Studies Orientation Panel, and various Hampton Roads high schools to speak to students about the importance of college preparation.

Danielle is a member of Calvary Revival Church (CRC), CREW Faculty for The NSU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), National Sociological Honors Society, and a Lifetime Member of Norfolk State University Alumni Association (NSUAA).

Tee Williams Tee Williams

With over twenty-one (21) years of being a Realtor in the Hampton Roads Area, Ms. Williams has become an expert in all things Real Estate. Working with buyers and sellers allows her to use her knowledge and experience to make first time home buyers' goals a reality.

After moving to Hampton ROads from California with two (2) small children and an early retirement from the United States Navy, Real Estate was a career path that gave Ms. WIlliams the freedom to continue serving her community in a very real way, one that had an impact on people’s lives. In addition to working with buyers and sellers, working for builders, banks and handling a property management portfolio, Ms Williams took the next step - becoming an instructor with Mosely Real Estate School. She is not only an active and successful agent, but teaches and inspires young realtors embarking on their career.

Ms. Williams is President of the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), a non-profit membership organization formed July 29, 1947, making it the oldest minority trade association in America. NAREB was established by African-American real estate professionals as an alternative for African-Americans who were excluded from the National Association of Realtors.

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