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. 

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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.

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Phyllis Fedele - Office and Camp Coordinator 

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Tricia D. Hudson  -

Executive Director

Holly Graves - Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator  

Breonna is currently a senior of Old Dominion University, finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications. Her time at the University, as well as her time at Tidewater Community College, where she received an Associate of Science in General Studies, has allowed her to sharpen her skills as a writer through a variety of courses in the fields of creative writing, journalism, and screenwriting. Her hope is to turn her long felt passion in writing into a fruitful career after her graduation this spring. 

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Amanda Bradley - Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager

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Holly Graves joined the d’Art Center in February of 2019. Currently Holly is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education with the overall goal of being a high school or college level art teacher. In three semesters, she will graduate and become eligible to teach art in Virginia, however she has plans to continue my education. Ultimately the goal is to attend VCU as a member of their MFA in ceramics where she will further advance her skills of manipulation, glaze mixing, and all the exciting science that intertwines with art in this discipline. While she is at the beginning of my artistic journey, she is the creator of The Everyday Clay, a small online ceramic shop where she posts her latest creations. She started this individually owned business last November and has sold almost forty pieces throughout the US; even three to Canada.

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. Her photography focuses mostly on photo manipulation work, and has appeared in the PFAC Genesis show, the Amalgamation art exhibit, and several student art shows at ODU. After obtaining her BFA, Amanda started her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Bradley Depictions. Her design work has appeared in many local advertisements, events, and business logos, as well as commercials. Amanda's true passion lies in poster design and typography, and recently her poster was chosen for Norfolk's 43rd Annual Harborfest Poster for 2019.