The Cameron Foundation's Board of Directors

Vandy Jones

Vandy V. Jones, III

Vandy Jones is eastern region director for Longwood Small Business Development Center. He brings more than 20 years of experience in local government and economic development, tourism, planning and community outreach to The Cameron Foundation’s Board. He is a lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, where he lives with his wife, Maxine. Their family includes son Vandy IV and daughter-in-law Donnita as well as son Quinton.

Jeff Geisz

Jeffrey W. Geisz

Jeff Geisz operates a marketing consulting company, which develops and implements technology-driven marketing strategies for financial industry clients. He has worked with a number of national firms, including First Union National Bank, Wachovia and LendingTree, as well as a number of regional financial institutions. He is actively involved in local youth sports and faith based programs.

Chequila H. Fields

Chequila Harvell Fields is a native of Dinwiddie County and currently resides in Petersburg. She is retired from the Sussex County Department of Social Services, beginning her career there in 1985 and serving as director from 2000-2016. While retired, she enjoys helping people by providing outsourcing for Marketplace and Medicare Benefits (ACA). She also is highly involved with numerous civic and faith-based initiatives in the Tri-Cities region.

Mark Stevens

Mark H. Stevens

Mark Stevens has over 40 years of professional experience in the banking industry. Presently, he is with Touchstone Bank, successor to Bank of McKenney. He has been with the bank since 1998. His banking career began with First & Merchants National Bank (predecessor to Bank of America) in 1980. He has spent his entire career in the Tri-Cities market.

J. Tolleison Morriss, VI

J. Tolleison Morriss is the current president of J.T. Morriss & Son, Inc., a funeral home that has been a cornerstone of the community for over 150 years. Founded in 1856 by Morriss’s great-great-great grandfather, the business is one of Central Virginia’s premier funeral homes, with chapels in Chester, Hopewell, and Petersburg. Mr. Morriss was born and raised in Petersburg, and currently resides in Enon.

T. Robertson Blount, Jr.

Mr. Blount is a longstanding leader in the City of Petersburg, having retired as Finance Director for the City in 2008 after 35 years in the Finance Office. Blount began in the office in 1973, was appointed Finance Director in 1984, and remained in that position until his retirement. He brings experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Alton Hart studio portrait

Alton Hart Jr., MD, MPH

As Director of the Crater Health District, Dr. Hart actively endeavors to build healthy communities in the Crater Health District. In 2012, Dr. Hart launched a “50 in 5” goal, aimed at reducing Petersburg’s teen pregnancy rate by 50%. As of 2017, the “50 in 5” goal was met, with the teen pregnancy rate decreasing by 50% of the 2012 rate. He also has been instrumental in the district’s efforts to address adverse childhood experiences/childhood (ACEs).

Alice Squires Martin

Ms. Martin has held a number of positions over her career, ranging from bank teller to translator for the U.S. Dept. of Interior, to French teacher and tourism interpreter. She also has volunteered in a number of community activities for many years, including serving as a Twig Shop volunteer at the local hospital for over 35 years.

Brenda Mitchell headshot in front of white window frame

Brenda Mitchell, MSN, RN, APHN-ret.

Widely recognized for her extensive service to the region, Brenda Mitchell celebrates a 46-year career in health care across the Richmond metropolitan and Tri-Cities areas. She began in nursing and advanced to become the CEO of Crater Community Hospice, the region’s only nonprofit hospice provider, for the last 19 years before retiring in 2016. She continues to hold board and committee leadership positions for a number of human service organizations.

Martha A. Burton

A native resident of Dinwiddie County and graduate of Dinwiddie’s school system, Ms. Burton serves as the tourism director for Petersburg Area Regional Tourism.