“This just reiterated that Astyra is like a family and I love that,” Ashley, our newest Astyra lady, said.
Vice President of Operations, Melissa and her husband, Scott, welcomed their first-born, Enzo this month. He weighed seven pounds and seven ounces at birth.
Enzo enjoys tummy time and looking around. He loves the company of his family, including Cloud the Schnauzer, but his most favorite thing of all is his pacifier!
“The breakfast flew out of here – loved by everyone,” said Elisabeth Rigsby, house assistant.
Carmen was a superstar this month!
“As a 1st time participant in the YMCA Bright Beginnings program, being able to help kids feel good about themselves in school and beyond was rewarding. It reminded me of how incredibly blessed I am, and that encourages me to want to give back even more,” Carmen said.
She plans on helping out with this program again next summer!
Our Vice President of Operations, Melissa Silver, has been appointed to the ChildSavers Board of Directors.
Astyra has been a supporter of the organization for many years and has hosted events, including AstyraFEST, to raise donations to support ChildSavers.
ChildSavers’ mission is to address the mental health and developmental needs of children, mainly those who have experienced trauma. Martha Patteson Branch founded the nonprofit organization in 1924 in memory of one of Richmond’s first pediatricians Dr. McGuire Newton.
Melissa looks forward to helping lead ChildSavers to achieving greater success!
“I am very honored to have gone through this program and have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful Richmond leaders,” Melissa said reflecting on the experience.
On this ten-month journey, a diverse group of leaders are brought together to receive formal leadership workshops and improve upon their ability to make a lasting impact in the Greater Richmond area.
The program creates an environment for encouraging bold conversations about issues facing our region and helps to broaden perspectives among the group. Part of the program includes a group immersion project that tackles a particular regional issue. Melissa’s group researched and presented on Criminal Justice.
Brittany Brown said: “This year’s summit was another successful MBL event! It is always good to see women coming together, whether it is to network or celebrate each other’s accomplishments
. This event allows us to do both, and I love that!”