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, President, Drs. Duff & Cox, Ltd.

Richard Cullen, Esq., Partner, McGuireWoods

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

David J. Fairchild, President, Retired, Union Bankshares

Heather Heah, Senior Account Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University

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

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

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

Pierce Rucker, ShareholderRetired, Sands Anderson, PC 

Haider Sharifi, Director 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; Small Group Coordinator, Needle’s Eye Ministries

Elizabeth W. Massie, ex officio and Corporate Secretary; Director of Annual Giving, Needle’s Eye Ministries

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


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