Working to Make a Place for Community Members with Developmental Disabilities

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors and panel of Advisors bring diverse points of view and experience to the leadership of Hearts & Homes.  All are focused on one common cause - finding creative solutions to the challenge of providing housing and daily living opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in Virginia Beach.  

Tom Laidlaw, President

Chris Davis, MS, Vice President

William (Bill) R. Crosby, Jr., Treasurer

Rebecca (Becky) Wentworth, Secretary

Alan Bartel, M.D.

Gary Bartel

Janet Earnest

Earl Harper

Shirley Harper

Karen Honore

Betty Lake

Jack Lapke

Jay Lazier, Ph.D., Past President

John Bryant Richardson

Breese Spruill

Janis Thomas

Susan Vertullo


Tim Capoldo

Frances DeJute Rayburn

Malcolm B. Higgins II

Karen Waller

Executive Director

Bette Nelson, MPA