Since its inception in 1977, Needle’s Eye has had a Board of Directors that provides spiritual direction and leadership.

Shawn C. Boyer, Founder & CEO, goHappy

Lisa H. Butler, Senior Occupancy Planner, JLL

Judson E. “Buddy” Childress, Jr., President & Executive Director, Needle’s Eye Ministries, Inc.

Chairman Robert Y. Cox, DDS, Partner, Drs. Duff & Cox, Ltd.

C. Thomas Ebel, Esq., Shareholder, Sands Anderson, PC

Heather Z. Heah, Marketing Manager, O’MY Dairy Free Gelato

Susan B. Horne, President and CEO, Lead Virginia

Col. Douglas A. Middleton, Deputy County Manager for Public Safety, Retired, Henrico County

R. Lee Mitchell, VP, Strategy Consultant, Bank of America Merchant Services

Bradley D. Nott, Executive VP, Xenith Bank

Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., Esq., Shareholder, Sands Anderson, PC

Pierce Rucker, ShareholderRetired, Sands Anderson, PC 

Haider Sharifi, Director of Advanced Planning, Equity Concepts LLC

Lauren Cox Sweeney, Founder & CEO, Dotted Line Collaborations

Franklin Y. Goare, CPA, ex officio and Treasurer; Senior Pastor, Hunton Baptist Church

Jordan J. Maroon, ex officio and Corporate Secretary; Director of Small Groups and Operations, Needle’s Eye Ministries

Kristi Y. Pollard, ex officio; Director of Development, Needle’s Eye Ministries

Christopher A. Meyer, Esq., ex officio; Partner, Retired, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen


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