Board Members
and Executive Officers

 


Board of Directors – Norfolk Friends of Foster Care:

 

Audra Bullock – Board Chair

T. Richard Litton, Jr.

Diane Angelos Johnston

Liza Delpierre

Ken Shewbridge

Denise Lipscomb
 

Advisory Board – Norfolk Department of Human Services:
 

Denise Gallop – Interim Director of Human Services

Kimberly Lewis – Programs Manager, Foster Care and Adoption Unit

Camille Campos-Wilson – Office Manager, Foster Care and Adoption Unit

LaCora Harris – Family Services Worker III, Foster Care and Adoption Resource Development
 

Officers
 

Audra Bullock – President

Liza Delpierre –Vice President

T. Richard Litton, Jr. –  Secretary, Treasurer

Thomas R. Litton, Sr. –  Assistant Treasurer


More About The Board
 

Audra Bullock – NFFC Director & President

Audra Bullock is a founding Director and the President of Norfolk Friends of Foster Care. Audra received her BS, MS and PhD from the College of Engineering at Old Dominion University in ’96,’ 97 and 2000, respectively.  Audra is a resident of Norfolk, Virginia.  She has worked for the University of Hawaii as an Assistant Professor of Engineering and for NASA as an Engineer and Mission Manager.  Audra currently serves on the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation Board of Directors.  In February 2015, Audra and her husband Richard became foster parents for the City of Norfolk and since then have become increasingly more involved in the realm of Foster Care and Adoption, culminating in the founding of Norfolk Friends of Foster Care.  Audra has since retired from NASA and has devoted her professional livelihood to this endeavor and is committed to engaging the community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Foster Children in Hampton Roads.

T. Richard Litton, Jr. – NFFC Secretary & Treasurer

Richard is a founding Director of Norfolk Friends of Foster Care and serves the organization in the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. Richard is the President of Harbor Group International, LLC. Before joining HGI, Litton served as a corporate law partner at Kaufman & Canoles, the largest law firm in southeastern Virginia and one of the largest law firms in the state.Mr. Litton earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992. He also graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in 1989. Richard is a devoted foster parent for the City of Norfolk. 

Thomas R. Litton, Sr. – NFFC Accountant and Assistant Treasurer

Dick Litton serves as the accountant and Assistant Treasurer for Norfolk Friends of Foster Care.  Dick received a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering, from University of Virginia in 1963 and a Master’s of Business Administration, from the University of Pittsburgh, in 1975.  Among his many career accomplishments, he served as a Naval officer on submarines, Project engineer for Champion Paper Company, Plant engineer for Westvaco, Plant manager for Benwood Limestone Company and Engineer for James River Limestone Company.  Following his career as an engineer, Dick became a self-employed accountant, and served in this capacity for thirty years, working with a diverse group of small businesses.  As an accountant, Dick was certified to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Dick is now retired and serves his community on a number of non-profit boards, including having served as a Trustee of Boys' Home, in Covington, Virginia, for six years.  Dick has been a Rotarian for forty years, is very active in the Episcopal church and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Dick is resident of Buchanan, Virginia, is married with two grown children, three grandchildren and two foster-grandchildren.  

 

Diane Angelos Johnston – NFFC Director

Diane Angelos Johnston is a Director of Norfolk Friends of Foster Care and leads the NFFC Birthday Project for Foster Children of Norfolk.  Diane is a community leader with a passion for the wellbeing of women, children and families of South Hampton Roads.  She has served as the President of Samaritan House Inc's Board of Directors and as the former development director for Samaritan House.  She also chaired Women Helping Women for 6 years.  Diane’s dedication to children is unwavering.  She has served as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Program and was named National Big Sister of the Year in 1996, upon which she was recognized by President Bill Clinton at the White House for this honor.  Diane was also recognized by the Virginia General Assembly with a Resolution recognizing her efforts on many levels with many causes on behalf of the children of Virginia.  Diane is a resident of Virginia Beach, is married and is a devoted mother to her teen-aged daughter.   

Liza Delpierre – NFFC Director and Vice President

Liza is a Director and the Vice President of Norfolk Friends of Foster Care. Liza also serves as the Coordinator for the NFFC Tutoring Project. She has always loved working with children, but it was at the University of Virginia, as a psychology major, and intern for Headstart, that her love of children grew into a passion for child advocacy and education. Liza moved to Norfolk in 1984 with her husband David, and started their life and family together. Her children, Tory and Mark, are graduates of Norfolk Public Schools, where she worked as an SOL remediation teacher and substitute teacher.  Liza spent many years on the PTA advocating for the best learning environment for all children and helped develop and administer an after school homework help program.  Liza currently volunteers as a Norfolk CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children, providing a voice for abused and neglected children in our over-burdened legal system.

Ken Shewbridge – NFFC Director

Ken Shewbridge is a Director for Norfolk Friends of Foster Care.  Ken and his wife were raised in Richmond, and moved to Virginia Beach in 1973. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren, who all live in Virginia Beach.  In 1983 Ken started a technology company, TCI Voice and Data Networks. After 33 great years, he sold the company and retired. Ken’s wife of 44 years, Windsor, was an elementary school teacher for 20 years. Approximately 27 years ago, Ken and Windsor became foster parents for the City of Virginia Beach - a calling they couldn't resist. Today Ken serves on 4 non-profit boards, ranging from domestic violence, child abuse, education, and foundations.  Ken says “I have had an incredibly blessed life, and I know what it means to give back.” 

Denise Lipscomb – NFFC Community Outreach Coordinator

Denise Lipscomb is a Director and serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Norfolk Friends of Foster Care.  Denise is a community leader within Hampton Roads, a designated Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Norfolk and true champion of children's causes.  She is the mother of five children and happily married to retired Navy Commander Curtis Lipscomb.  The Lipscomb’s love of children shows in the many years of being foster parents in the city of Norfolk.  After adopting their two younger children, Denise became a Norfolk CASA worker.  Denise has a BA in accounting, and has completed the United Way Project Inclusion Board Governance Leadership Development program. Denise is a member of several local and national organizations of which she has held board positions.  Being involved in the community and helping children is very important to Denise.  Promoting education as a gateway for children to broaden their potential and possibilities in life is what Denise Lipscomb is all about.  The Lipscomb’s believe that to whom much is given much is required. 

 Deborah Bullock – NFFC Summer Camp Coordinator

Deborah Bullock is the Summer Camp coordinator for Norfolk Friends of Foster Care, helping to ensure that sibling groups get a chance to reunite during the summer.  Deborah and her husband of 46 years, Dwight, are part of that rare breed of Norfolk natives who currently reside in Virginia Beach.  They have one child, Audra, who along with her husband Richard and their five children, comprise a very close extended family.  In her professional career, Deborah work as Senior Corporate Account Manager for the telecommunications frontrunner Verizon, retiring from this position in 1997.  Since that time, she has spent untold hours learning to trade stocks and options for the purpose of managing her financial portfolio on a full-time basis.  She has also returned to Old Dominion University for additional educational studies in criminal justice as well as completed a tour as a CASA for the City of Virginia Beach – an emotional and enlightening experience that endeavors to make a difference in the life of a child. Deborah is committed to causes making a positive impact in Hampton Roads.