Leadership

Cheryl Groce-Wright
Executive Director

Cheryl Groce-Wright has been working in educational and nonprofit settings her entire professional career and has degrees in Communication, Psychology and Business Administration. She began her work at the NRC in September 2012, having most recently worked on a bullying prevention research project at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She holds an Executive MBA in Business Administration and Management from VCU, and an MS in Education, Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania.

From a ConnectRVA profile:

“My work at the NRC provides resources that empower our community members to reach their greatest potential as well as a means for neighborhood development led by the community residents themselves. As the leader and director, I find that my time and days consist of doing a little bit of everything that helps our center run. I do a lot of meeting with staff, with community partners and people that support us. I have occasion to go on field trips, particularly when another driver is needed. The other day I was on the trip out to see Shalom Farms and all that they do out there in Goochland County. I occasionally get to cook if we are having an event or something special going on, or just to prove to my staff what a renaissance woman I am. I answer the phones a lot, I write a ton of grant proposals, and my favorite thing about my job is getting to interact with all the amazing people that come through our doors, be they children, parents, adults — you name it, we serve them.”