Rosemary Trible | Founder

Rosemary Trible, Founder of Fear 2 Freedom, has dedicated her life to public service and instilling the values of excellence and leadership in the next generation. She is the wife of former US Senator and Congressman, Paul Trible, who has served as the President of Christopher Newport University since 1996.

As the First Lady of CNU, Rosemary has played an active role in the lives of college students.  In addition to her public duties, Rosemary is devoted to inspiring young people to lead fulfilling lives, empowering them to overcome obstacles, and challenging them to change the world by serving others.

Rosemary’s passion to help others comes from her own life-changing experience. At 25 years old, she was raped at gunpoint, after hosting a television talk show on sexual assault. In her book, Fear to Freedom, she recounts her journey from trauma to freedom through forgiveness and sharing her story with others. She has dedicated her life to seeing others find joy and walk the path to healing.


Tricia Russell | Executive Director

Muriel Millar | Chief Operating Officer

Jocelyn Harrison | Senior Director of Programs

Hailey Chohany | Creative Director of Marketing & Programs

Maddie Amos | Director of Logistics & Grants

Rachael Dorsey | Director of Program Development & Programs


Carol Downey                                       


Denise P. Brown                                                              

VICE PRESIDENT             

Kelly Martin McGowan                       


Mickey Chohany                           


Rene Bowditch

Susan Bryant

Fran Castellow

Dan Chenoweth

Brittany Drames

Chrissy Garner

Sue Ivy

Holly Jones

Karen Conwell Smith

Alexis Swann

Janet Taake