About Virginia Highland District

Virginia Highland District Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit created to design, develop, and implement strategies of community engagement and economic development, to advocate for a robust and diverse business corridor with a strong relationship with public and private sectors. 

Founded by resident stakeholders, Virginia Highland District Association consists of a volunteer Board, with multidisciplinary professionals, invested in the prosperity of the Virginia Highland business corridor.

Meet the VHDA co-founders & Directors

Katie Voelpel

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Amber Knight

Director of Operations

Sarah Carpenter

Director of Marketing

Judie Levy

Director of Communications

Christina Carrick

Director of Community Outreach

Jenny Reiner

Director of Events & Fundraising

Dora Marquez

Director of Community Partnerships

Hillary Reiner

Director of Economic Development

Brittany Hester

Director of Brand Strategy

Melissa Shaughnessy

Lead Volunteer

George Andrews

Director of Urban Planning

Tyler Wheeler

Co-Founder, Investor

Lindsay Wheeler

Co-Founder, Investor