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Promise Places

"Building Independence for the Mentally Disabled"


Denise Brown – President, Board Of Directors

Deni BrownDeni, her husband and children moved to Virginia Beach in 1992. They immediately became strongly involved with the Oceanfront community and its youth when they purchased 17th Street Surf Shops. While her husband ran the business, Deni taught and later became Assistant Principal at (more…)

Carine McCandless – Executive Director / Development

Carine McCandless HedrickCarine has lived in Virginia Beach since 1991. During that time she has been a successful entrepreneur, thus creating the opportunity to now focus her life on family, philanthropy and community involvement.

Dennis Free – Vice-President, Board Of Directors

Dennis FreeA native of Maryland, Dennis moved to Virginia Beach in 1978 to join the Virginia Beach Police Department. Dennis served within several division of the VBPD, including Special Operations, SWAT and PSO. While a member of the department he earned numerous honors, including the Silver Star for Bravery, Life Saving Medal and was twice selected Officer of the Year. (more…)

Ross Grogg – Treasurer, Board Of Directors

Ross Grogg Ross has been living in Virginia Beach since 2009, immediately following his graduation from the College of William and Mary. He is from a small town in upstate New York. His love of history and politics brought him to Virginia. After interning for state Senators Stolle and Norment during college, Ross spent a summer in Washington working with Aristotle’s PAC Outsourcing (more…)

Shannon Candler, RN, FNP, Board Of Directors

Shannon CandlerShannon first learned about Assisi House at Church of the Ascension when the discussion of using the land adjacent to the church first began. She was intrigued by the plan and felt it was a great way to serve a very important and often forgotten part of our community. (more…)

David W. Bowman, CPA, Board Of Directors

David BowmanDavid has over twenty-nine years of public accounting experience. He is currently responsible for engagements performed on behalf of clients involved in a wide range of industries including, not-for-profit, trusts, health care and professional services. As such, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in computer systems, business management, cost accounting, and tax issues.

David deals with over 30 health care clients. He has spoken at seminars as an (more…)

Aneil Kumar, Advisory Board

Dr. Anita Kumar, Advisory Board

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