The Board

The Pierce Street Gateway Board of Directors come from diverse backgrounds and industries in the Lynchburg community. They are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Pierce Street Gateway.

Hank Hubbard (President) Jane White Hermina Hendricks Gerard Sherayko
Al Chambers Christina Delzingaro Megan Huffman Nancy Marion
Nina Salmon Sarah Blankenship Lauren Dianich  

Emeritus President: Stewart Coleman

The Pierce Street Gateway Advisory Board

Matt Brandon Carolyn Bell Elizabeth Kostelny Ted Delaney Laura Dupry
Bob Flint Polly Flint Robert Goins Wistar Nelligan Pat Price
Nat Marshall Geraldine Wood Evan Smith Bill Sanford  
Anne Langley Travis McDonald Jolynn Johnson Smith    


The Director

Dr. Ghislaine Lewis+

Dr. Ghislaine Lewis serves as the Director for Pierce Street Gateway. Dr. Lewis is an associate professor of Communication Studies and co-chair of the Africana Studies department at the University of Lynchburg.

She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and has advanced degrees from Florida A&M University, the University of Canterbury and Monash University.

She is actively involved in the nonprofit sector in Lynchburg and has a passion for travel.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Sarah Blankenship serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator and board member for Pierce Street Gateway.

Her expertise lies in elevating Pierce Street Gateway through sustainable partnerships, innovative solution implementation, and impactful social media outreach strategies.

She enjoys engaging in opportunities that allow connections to flourish and is an advocate for her community. Her expertise is in finding ways to participate in directing benefits, programs, and projects for those in need of local resources.

Sarah is extremely passionate about creating safe and inclusive environments for all.

Administrative Coordinator

Clotilda serves as Administrative Coordinator for Pierce Street Gateway. She specializes in community engagement and helping to elevate the organization’s social media platforms, website, and taking care of any necessary administrative responsibilities.

She is a graduate of The University of Missouri with a degree in documentary journalism and has a passion for music as well as creating spaces where individuals feel safe to express themselves.