Chlo’e I. Edwards, Policy Analyst
Chlo’e Edwards is the Policy Analyst at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She leads policy and advocacy work in domains related to public health, trauma-informed care, equity, and justice.
In 2020, Chlo’e launched Virginia’s first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which was recognized by Governor Ralph Northam. Now, the initiative has evolved into a campaign that empowers the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. In implementation, Chlo’e shapes the campaign’s policy priorities and provides support to the coalition. During the 2021 GA session, Chlo’e helped lead efforts to successfully recognize racism as a public health crisis in Virginia, making the state the first in the south.
In 2021, Chlo’e was recognized by The Valentine as a Richmond History Maker for the social justice category and was recognized as a YWCA Outstanding Women for the Human Relations and Faith in Action category. In 2020, she was named on Style Weekly’s top 40 Under 40. She also received the Outstanding Service Award from Connecting Hearts in 2018 and was named Radio One Richmond’s top 30 Under 30 in 2017.
Chlo’e holds a Master’s of Public Policy in Leadership from Liberty University and Bachelor’s from Hollins University. She also completed the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project in 2021, the Sorensen Institute for Political Emerging Leaders in 2020, and the Minority Research and Law Institute for Political Emerging Leaders in 2013. Currently, Chlo’e serves as a University of Richmond Community Partner in Residence, is the founder of Chlo’e Edwards Consulting, and President of Black Lives Matter 804.
Chlo’e can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Lennox, Advocacy and Engagement Manager
Kristin Lennox is the Advocacy and Engagement Manager at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She is responsible for identifying advocacy opportunities, developing traditional, digital, and grassroots engagement and advocacy strategies, and mobilizing advocates to support policy priorities.
Kristin’s most recent experiences are as a direct practitioner with children, youth, and families while serving as a Program Supervisor at ChildSavers. Kristin has 5+ years experience providing community-based mental health services, predominantly responding to crises or traumatic events. Kristin also managed efforts in community engagement and outreach through public speaking and interview opportunities. She has delivered global workshops and trainings on themes of trauma-informed care, healing centered engagement, and de-escalation. Kristin is passionate about increasing parity in community resources and mental health access for youth and families in Virginia. She believes in a responsible, person-centered approach to community engagement.
Kristin earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Adjunct Instructor with VCU’s School of Social Work.
Kristin can be reached at email@example.com.