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.


Karen Webb | Executive Director

Muriel Millar | Chief Operating Officer

Anne Marie Baker | Senior Director of Programs

Amanda Link | Marketing & Communications 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.

Mickey Chohany                           

Owner of Second Street Restautants

Mickey Chohany is a lifelong Peninsula resident, a successful small businessman and a former Williamsburg City Councilman.  For over 25 years, Mickey has operated popular restaurants in Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg.  He has been active on numerous civic boards and commissions. 

Kelly Martin                                    

Retired U.S. Air force

Kelly served 20+ years as a U.S. Air Force senior leader specializing in the execution of global operations, providing enterprise-wide support for the Department of Defense.  Kelly specializes in leadership development, program management, global perspective, and crisis management. She received an Undergraduate Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University as well as Masters Degrees from George Washington University and Air University.      

Denise P. Brown                                                              

Ferguson Enterprises: Vice President of Change Management and Organizational Alignment

Denise joined Ferguson in 1986 as a Finance Trainee in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was promoted less than a year later to Controller/Credit Manager in Charleston, South Carolina. She has held several positions within Ferguson with her most recent promotion to Vice President of Change Management and Organizational Alignment in April 2015. Denise is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and has completed several advanced programs.  

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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