Rosemary Trible | Founder & President

Rosemary Trible, founder and President of Fear 2 Freedom, has dedicated her life to public service and investing 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 for the last twenty years.

As the First Lady of CNU, Rosemary has played an active role in the lives of college students.  In addition to her public life, Rosemary is devoted to walking alongside young women to inspire them to lead fulfilled lives, empower them to overcome past challenges, and serve others, changing this world for good. 

Rosemary’s passion to help others overcome trials comes from her own experience of hardship. At 25 years old, she was violently raped at gunpoint, shortly after hosting a television talk show on sexual assault. In her book, “Fear to Freedom,” Rosemary accounts her journey to freedom from this tragic experience through forgiveness and sharing her story with others. She has dedicated her life to seeing others find restored joy and walk the path to healing from fear to freedom.


Muriel Millar | Chief Operating Officer

Anne Marie Baker | Senior Director of National Campaign & Programs

Amanda Link | Marketing & Programming Director

Abby Grimes | Logistics & Community Engagement Director


Linda Slattery                                              


Linda Slattery has served on Fear 2 Freedom’s Board since it first began in 2011. She has spent the past twenty years mentoring young college women through National Student Leadership. She has since retired from her position as Executive Director. A Kansas native, when her husband was elected to Congress, she divided her time between her home state on the plains and Washington, DC. For the last fourteen years she has also spent time meeting with Congresswomen on a weekly basis provided support and mentorship. She has served on many boards including the National Institute of Health.

Rene Bowditch                                                               

Beyond boobs! inc., co-founder, board president

Rene Bowditch is the co-founder and Board President of Beyond Boobs! a unique non-profit health organization providing peer support for young women with breast cancer and breast health education with attitude for all women. Their "Not Your Typical" support systems can be found in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina with more to come. In addition to giving lively presentations on women’s health, they produce an award-winning annual breast health guide disguised as an inspiring wall calendar to encourage women to take charge of their health. Rene is an attorney and served for many years as an adjunct professor at the Law School of the College of William & Mary.             

Dr. Carolyn Hines                                                  

CW Hines Associates Inc., President

Dr. Carolyn Hines is President of C.W. HINES and Associates, Inc. which specializes in executive coaching, workforce diversity, emotional intelligence skill building, organizational development, strategic planning, team building, and transformational leadership. Dr. Carolyn Hines shares the joy of helping to make the Boys and Girls Club of Kilmarnock, VA a reality. Carolyn is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, certified executive and life coach, and she has been certified as a mediator by the Virginia Supreme Court and arbitrator by the National Association of Securities Dealers. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Civilian Marksmanship Program, and the Board of Directors for SCORE, Inc.  She is a member of the Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   

Carol Downey                             

Community Activist and Philanthropist

Carol currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Peninsula SPCA, based in Roanoke, VA. She received a degree in Computer Information Sciences from University of Florida. Her husband, William B. Downey is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Health System.

Gregory Simmons Lemos                                       

Former ABC News Digital, Journalist/Producer

Gregory Simmons Lemos is a former digital journalist and producer at ABC News. Her work has taken her around the country reporting on Capitol Hill and Presidential and Congressional races. A graduate from Sewanee College, she obtained a master’s degree at Columbia University in broadcast journalism.        

Alan Witt                                                                        


Alan is the CEO of PBMares, LLP a leading regional accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic.  Alan specializes in business advisory services, succession planning, merger and acquisition consulting, and not-for-profit organizations.  Alan serves on several boards including as Chairman of Riverside Health Systems and on the executive committee of the board of Towne Bank. His prior services include Rector of the Board at Christopher Newport University, Treasurer of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and as a member of Newport News City Council.

Rev. Ronald T. Davidson                                      

Gleaning for the World, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & COO                     

Ronald is the founder and current President & COO of Gleaning for The World (GTF). GTF seeks to provide urgently needed and life-saving support to communities in critical need throughout the world. From a host of generous corporate donors, GTF collect surplus medical and other essential supplies which we then, are able to distribute where humanitarian help is needed worldwide.

Tricia Russell                                  

Community Activist & Philanthropist

Tricia graduated from The College of William & Mary is extremely active in her community. She has served on a number of Board of Directors including Peninsula Fine Arts Center and Impact 100 Greater Peninsula. She is currently the Committee Chair for Peninsula Young Life and has worked on multiple fundraising committees and events. Her husband, Scott Russell, is the Sr. VP of Sourcing for Ferguson Enterprises.


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