Meet Ramona Chapman, Board Member
Ramona Chapman began her board service with Piedmont Housing Alliance in January 2015. A native of the Charlottesville area, Ramona graduated from Albemarle High School, and currently lives in Louisa County. Ramona now works in Richmond at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, where she administers grants and facilitates workshops. But it was during a previous position-as a management analyst, for Charlottesville’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority-that she first worked with Piedmont Housing. In fact, in that role, more than a decade ago, she and Piedmont Housing staff collaborated on creating a promotional video for Fair Housing Month, celebrating the passage of The Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status in the sale or rental of housing.
Ramona says that she “grew up in the community that Piedmont Housing serves,” and that she appreciates the organization’s “commitment to preserve affordable housing for low income families in the city of Charlottesville.” She has spent her career working in human services, and believes in giving back to the community. Every person, she says, “should live in an affordable, safe, clean home.” When she learned about Piedmont Housing-its mission and the quality of work they were doing-she knew that it was a high-performing organization that she wanted to support.
In addition to her board work for Piedmont Housing, Ramona also volunteers on local Community Emergency Response Teams, and serves as a member of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Community Health Assessment Council and the Louisa County Interagency Council. Ramona received an associate’s degree from Ferrum College, a bachelor’s from Radford University, and a master’s in health science from James Madison University. She has also earned credits, in Legislative Studies, from Georgetown University.