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Michelle is the new Program & Grants Coordinator for the d’Art Center as of February 1, 2021. She is responsible for community programming (Girls Scouts, Norfolk Public School and other outreach activities), classes, program development and writing grants for the Center.
She has had a multifaceted 24-year career that includes grant, proposal, and technical writing as well as promotional, marketing, creative writing, and editing. Michelle also works as the Communications and Grant Coordinator for Strategic Solutions by Tricia where she has already written numerous grant applications and proposals for The d'Art Center.
Before joining SST, she was a teacher for 16 years in the Virginia Beach Public School system. She worked as an English teacher for 13 years and as an AVID teacher and program coordinator for three years. In the AVID program, which focuses on students working toward going to college to become first generation college students, Michelle worked on all of the program buildout and counseling that it entailed.
She has previous experience as a Media Relations Specialist and Writer/Editor for Old Dominion University and George Mason University. At ODU and GMU, Michelle promoted faculty research and university-wide events by writing and editing content for the universities’ newspapers, magazines, and websites and worked directly with the media.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from George Mason University, as well as an English 6-12 Teaching Certification and Military Child and Family Studies Certification from Old Dominion University.
Tricia D. Hudson serves as the President and Owner of Strategic Solutions by Tricia, LLC. She provides fundraising counsel to a variety of non-profit clients. Tricia assists her clients in developing fundraising capacity, strategic plans, assessing campaign readiness, board development and marketing campaigns.
She has been a Development Professional since 1996 and has served the nonprofit sector and higher education during that time. During her career, she has raised over $45 million dollars in support of various organizations and served on a number of boards in the Hampton Roads community.
Tricia is a Past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served as the National Philanthropy Day Event Chairman. She is currently a Founding Member of the Old Dominion University Women’s Initiative Network, a member of the George Mason University Alumni Association and Town Point Club. During Tricia’s fundraising career she has been affiliated with Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Wesleyan College, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
Tricia received her B.A. in Government & Politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
However, she is most proud of the relationships she has formed over the years in order to make her community a better place to live and work.
Michelle McAfee -
Program & Grants Coordinator
Tricia D. Hudson -
Amanda Bradley - Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager
Phyllis Fedele -
Phyllis is a seasoned Office Manager and Development Specialist. Early in her career, she served her country in the United States Navy. Since then, she has held administrative management positions at the American Heart Association and Virginia Wesleyan College. Phyllis earned her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from Liberty University. She is married to a US Navy retired veteran, has two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Her family also includes Annie, the family dog.
Amanda is a Norfolk native, and her background consists of management, art, freelancing, communications, and working with non-profits. Amanda is a photographer and graphic artist. She earned her BFA in Photography and Print Media in 2013 at Old Dominion University. After obtaining her BFA, Amanda started her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Bradley Depictions. Amanda's design work and graphic art are featured in many local advertisements, logos, commercials, events, posters, brochures, fliers, advertisements and, digital materials from business, companies, and individuals including: The d’Art Center, Norfolk Tour Company, The Town of Front Royal, The American Rover, the 2019 Norfolk Harborfest Poster, Public Art in The NEON District, Samaritan House, Strategic Solutions by Tricia, Champions for Children, Peninsula Catholic High School, SPI Productions, Historic St. Luke’s Church, Bobby L Howlett Attorney & Counselor at Law, Earthweavers Non-Profit Annual Camping Retreat Festival, DSM Cleaning Services, and more. Since July 2017, Amanda has been working in Norfolk's NEON District at the d'Art Centers its Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager. She is the Center's graphic artist and marketing manager, she maintains its social media accounts and website, and she manages the Center's gallery. She creates the exhibition schedules and prospectuses, organizes and manages the artist calls, and curates the exhibitions. She designs all Center marketing materials, and re-branded the Center's brand in 2018. She also manages and organizes multiple on-site fundraisers and special events.