Our Team

A short introduction to your team members and why their background should inspire potential clients’ confidence.

Dana N. Griffin-Graves received her early education in the Petersburg and Chesterfield County Public School system graduating from Matoaca High School. Dana continued her education at Virginia State University, majoring in Accounting with a minor in Music. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Walden University. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Management and Leadership. Dana is a lifelong member of Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple, where she serves on the Finance Committee, a member of the Women of Worship, the Praise Team and the Young Adult Choir. Dana volunteers in several capacities in the community, including the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) Family Advisory Network, a community and parent advocate for the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaboratives, a partner with the March of Dimes, partner of Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games, and she is one of charter members of the Tri-Cities Continental Societies Incorporation. She is also a proud member of the Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She provides financial classes and credit awareness to various high school students and young adult organizations in the area.

Dana N. Griffin-Graves


Arkell Graves

Vice President

Arkell graduated from Petersburg High School and attended college at Virginia State University majoring in Criminal Justice. Arkell Serve as one of the departmental leads at the Bureau of Prisons and has been employed with them for more than 20 years. He is an Army Veteran. He volunteers in several capacities in the community including an Assistant Football Coach for high school. He is a member of the 12th Masonic District.

Dr. Tanya Satterwhite

Chair of Fundraising Committee

Dr. Satterwhite is a family nurse practitioner who completed her undergraduate and master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her doctorate degree from Old Dominion University. She is currently working on a post masters certification in psych mental health nursing at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Satterwhite has been in nursing all of her life, often saying, “It’s the only thing I know how to do.” She has experience in the hospital setting, family practice, cardiology, occupational health, college health, and chronic disease management. A native of Petersburg, VA and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dr. Satterwhite volunteers with several organizations including the Virginia Medical Reserve Corp, Community Transformers, Pathways.She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is married to her husband, Russell and has 2 children. Kyndel and Noah.
Brenda White Jordan is a licensed Mental Health Professional with Children and Adults. She works with Virginia Rehabilitation Services and District 19 to ensure clients’ physical and mental needs are met. As a Board Member she renders direct care in therapeutic, remedial, and rehabilitative activities to families. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Virginia State University Associate in Applied Science and a Graduate Degree from Regent University earning her Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling.  .

Brenda White-Jordan

Board Member

Addie J. Briggs, MD

Board Member

Dr. Addie Briggs is board certified in pediatrics. She received her Bachelor of Science with honors from Howard University.  She earned her Medical Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Briggs completed a primary care pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.


In 2001 Dr. Briggs started East End Pediatrics, following her passion to serve the needs of her hometown community in Richmond and her goal to encourage kids to follow their dreams and strive for excellence.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Richmond Pediatric Society. Dr. Briggs served as the Virginia Medical Director of Reach Out and Read for 10 years.


After 22 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Briggs retired to dedicate her time to Fitness DAWGS, the business she started with her childhood friend Dr. Kim Evans in 2017. Until 2019 Fitness DAWGS was more of a concept on paper waiting to introduce Diet And Workout = Great Success to the world.

Tedra Baskerville currently serves as a Project Manager at VCU Health System. In this role, Ms. Baskerville manages and develop detailed plans for strategic enterprise wide projects providing oversight through all stages of the project life cycle. She serves as the project manager to Human Resource and Information Technology initiatives and most recently the COVID-19 response taskforce. She has spent over 18 years of her career serving in various executive administrative positions at VCU and VCU Health System. She began her career in patient services working in the Division of Nuclear Medicine. She also worked as Business Manager in the Office of the CEO, VCU Health and VP for Health Sciences. Ms. Baskerville earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Averett University in 2014.    The vision and mission of BB4L aligns with her individual values. Being a parent of a child with a chronic illness and directly affected her family, she’s always supported organizations that support families during the most trying times of caring for NICU babies.

Tedra Baskerville

Chair of Executive Committee

Crystal Suber


She received her BS in Economy and her Master of Business Administration. She is the owner of Crystal Clear Financial Solutions. She is an experienced Financial Services professional helping businesses and families plan for the unexpected. She serves on several boards such as Richmond Action Alliance, Urban Financial  Services Coalitions and Diversity Richmond. She is the Treasurer of BabyBuns for Life. 

Rachel L. Robinson is the President and CEO of Call RNS home health agency specializing in pediatric, adult, and geriatric home care services.  Robinson believed that everyone has the right to quality home health care and committed to assigning the “right” caregiver to her clients.

Robinson’s professional and personal life complement each other.  She is an active Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, charter member of the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and a board member of BabyBuns For Life Foundation.  She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Healthcare and Wellness Committee for Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Chair of Scholarship for the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Rachel Robinson is a native of Matoaca, Virginia.  She graduated from Matoaca High School in Chesterfield, Virginia. Robinson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland Global College.  She currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and is the proud mother of two daughters.

Rachel Robinson

Board Member

Mrs. Janice W. Robinson

Board Member

Janice Robinson retired in 2000 after a long career producing and managing analysis in CIA.  Before she retired she had risen to the level of Associate Deputy Director of Administration after managing the Agency’s considerable training effort and having been seconded to the Department of State. In retirement, Mrs. Robinson worked as an independent contractor with the US Dept of State as an overseas instructor teaching analytical and management techniques.  Mrs. Robinson has a BA from Virginia State University and a MA from American University in Economics.  She has done post-graduate work at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and taken courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  

Mrs. Robinson is currently a member of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Henrico, VA.  She is also a member of three community service and social organizations, She is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated..

She serves as the Treasurer for The Links, Incorporated and The Society, Incorporated.  

Gwendolyn  is an accomplished international training consultant with more than 30 years of experience in communities, on college campuses and in public schools.

Her background in conflict management and resolution has developed her as an accomplished teacher, facilitator, coach, conciliation specialist, mediator and training consultant.  She has experience with inter-group and intra-group work with non-profit and for-profit organizations, governmental agencies, colleges and universities, courtroom settings, and grassroots community structures. Much of her work, including assessments and technical assistance, has focused on addressing public conflicts through a community engagement and equity approach. She has trained extensively in the United States and more than 20 countries internationally.

Gwendolyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  She also advanced to the ABD stage in her doctoral studies in Conflict Analysis and Resolution focusing on community conflicts around the U.S. and abroad.

She is involved in her community as a volunteer and serves on community boards and in leadership roles with several social organizations.

Gwendolyn Poindexter Whiting

Board Member

Melanie Griffin-Hamlin

Financial Secretary

Melanie Griffin-Hamlin, B.S., M.Ed, Ed.S is a founding member of BabyBuns For Life Network. She is an elementary educator who loves working with children, especially in the area of literacy. She has won many awards during her time in her roles as a teacher and Reading Specialist. She is very involved in the community, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Agape Christian Ministries, Walking By Faith Prison Ministry, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Any Baby Can. She serves the homeless community in Austin, Texas on a regular basis. She also uses her business, Scents2Bless.com, to help individuals and organizations with donations. She is married to her college sweetheart and they have two children. She loves traveling, cooking, organizing and writing. 
Tonya L. Harris-Ruffin was born in Richmond, VA raised in Petersburg and South Chesterfield, VA.  Tonya is the wife of Ryan Ruffin and mother of three Alexis, Amber, and Ryan, Jr. She is an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church South Chesterfield, VA where she actively volunteers in several capacities. Tonya is employed by the Defense Logistics Agency. She earned her Master‘s Degree in Business Administration.She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Tonya  believes that having a sincere serving heart pleases God and helps her community. She is responsible for recruiting and engaging volunteers for BabyBuns for Life Network. 

Tonya Harris-Ruffin

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Michael Coleman

Technology Coordinator

I am ,Michael Coleman , the husband of Pia Wright Coleman, father of two purposed-filled sons, and a proud U.S. Navy veteran.  I have served as the senior cybersecurity advisor for several Chief Information Officers (CIO) within the Depart of Defense. For over 25 years, Ive had the pleasure of reviewing and ensuring that various systems obtained and maintained an approved cybersecurity posture. I have executed duties as the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management (CVM) program manager (PM), Computer Network Defense (CND) Branch Chief and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Each position has allowed me to possitively influence strategic plans, develop lessons learned and implement enterprise-level programs with a focus on achieving and maintaining the cybersecurity compliance standards imposed by United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

 Michael has served as a Youth Minister, Sound Technician, and Brotherhood President at Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple.  As the Brotherhood President, he’s led several Community Food Drives and ensured over 100 underserved families had “Blessing Boxes” during the Christmas season.

Pia Wright Coleman has successfully completed multiple training and educational courses and is fully prepared to act as a patient advocate in the areas of medicaid and medicare. She has worked for such companies as MCV, Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL), Virginia Physicians Hematology/Oncology and John Randolph Medical Center. In every position she held, she was able to assist patients achieve better health care, acquire proper services and achieve a greater quality of life. Most recently, she has been able to help patients obtain the mental health care services from qualified practitioners who were willing to accept third party insurance companies. Her strong desire to help people obtain the care they need is often only overshadowed by her cheerful spirit and her resolve that “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” Pro 17:22.

Pia Wright

Board Member

Sharon Smith

Board Member

Accomplished MBA with 20 years of progressive HR experience in Benefits and Total Rewards across the healthcare and financial industries.

I have always volunteered with various non-profit organizations for over 15 years.  My passion is to advocate, educate and support others with disabilities, especially those with cerebral palsy. Bringing joy to others not only encourages their happiness, but it improves your own outlook in life.

I am a parent with a daughter with Cerebral Palsy.  Raising a child with cerebral palsy comes with its own unique set of challenges, but it also makes you a member of an incredible community of people who can share their experiences.

Keelyn Graves is a current student at Christopher Newport University where he majors in Political Science, Pre-Law, and American Studies. He is also a published writer, politically outspoken, and the brother of Kaleb aka BabyBuns.

Keelyn Graves

Communication Director

Annette Smith-Lee, MBA

Board Member

Annette is a Budget Analyst for the federal government. She is also the Vice Mayor and City Councilwoman for Petersburg, Va. She earned her MBA from Averett University. She is passionate about serving her community. She is a member of many civic organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Richetta is the grandmother of Kaleb. She is a retired phlebotomist. She worked in the medical field for over 40 years. She has always a passion for caring for others. 

Richetta W. Graves

Communication Director

Wall of Fame 

Markel Corporation

Stephanie Creekmore

Network for Good (Facebook)

Amazon (Smile Program)

St. Stephen’s Lodge

Zion Apostolic Temple

Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Hats of Hope

Good 360

Popcorn Monkey

Agape Christian Ministires

Angels of Destiny

Vera’s Vittles

ETA ETA Chapter of Nursing

Benevity/ Microsoft

Dr. Christine Diggs

Marichell Scott

Audrey Jones Whitfield

Kelly Palmer

Ambassadors for BabyBuns for Life: Patricia McDonnell, Melvin and Zelda Griffin, Shiron Hamlin, and Mariya Hamlin