Meet our staff
Fletcher Johnson is the Director of Donor and Community Engagement here at Liberation Veteran Services. He has been with LVS for six years. Fletcher is a graduate of Randolph Macon College with a degree in Sociology. Helping people has always been his passion. Fletcher also taught school for 26 years helping young people reach their educational goals which made an easy transition to help Veterans who had fallen on hard times restore their lives. His personal mission of helping people drives him in his efforts to help Veterans. Watching them come into LVS with substantial problems, working with them, and watching them leave with permanent housing gives Fletcher complete satisfaction.
“The support we give our clients while in our facility and after they move to permanent housing is amazing. I LOVE coming to work every day knowing I am making a difference in the lives of other individuals. I am part of a great and caring organization!! I will always be grateful for this opportunity!!”
– Fletcher Johnson
Tameka Robertson joined the Liberation family in November 2019. She began as the Volunteer coordinator and transitioned into the role of Operations Manager in November 2021. She has provided administrative support to various organizations for over 20 years, beginning in the United States Air Force, 1995, where she worked as a Personnel Specialist. Tameka completed her internship here at LVS in 2018 and fell in love with the mission. Tameka found her passion for helping people years ago and has spent the last 15 years providing care for others in varying positions.
Lynne Berkness joined the Liberation family on August 1, 2022, as the Chief Advancement Officer. Lynne has been working in nonprofit fundraising for more than 25 years. She most recently led development efforts as Vice President of Philanthropy at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond. Lynne’s previous fundraising roles include Founding Director of Advancement at Cristo Rey Richmond High School, Director of Development at Northstar Academy, and Director of Planned Giving & Stewardship at Collegiate School. Lynne is a past President of Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE) and served on the Board for seven years. She is a Richmond native and a graduate of Collegiate School and University of Virginia. Lynne and her husband Peter Tlusty have two grown children, Meg, a writer who lives in Hong Kong, and Russell,
a Captain – USAF.
Nichelle Breedlove began working with Liberation Veteran Services, as a part-time shift supervisor in 2020. At that time, she provided mental health support to the vets during her shift. Nichelle was later promoted to Program Director in March 2021 with Liberation Family Services. She now provides mental health support to our veteran’s at LVS as well as outside sources. Nichelle took an interest in veteran’s (particularly homeless veterans) at an early age which has been the driving force behind her passion to serve this population. Nichelle Breedlove is a native of Richmond, Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her undergraduate degree, (Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice). Nichelle is currently attending graduate school at Capella University. She is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Toni Hutchinson is the Program Director here a Liberation Veteran Services. He has been at LVS since October 2022, where he started as a Case Manager. Toni has years of experience in the helping profession, and he is uniquely qualified to serve our veterans as he is an Army veteran himself. Toni earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master’s in Counseling from Liberty University. Presently, Toni is a PhD candidate at LU where his concentration is in Community Care & Counseling. Helping others has been a key life ethos for Toni and he operates from the biblical principles from whom much has been given much is required. Being a part of LVS affords him that opportunity daily.
Carol Davis joined the Liberation Family in November 2020. She is the Permanent Housing Manager. She has worked with the homeless population since 2014 in the Richmond area. She has worked with Single Adults, Families, Physically Disabled, Veterans and more. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabeth City State University in 1985. Her previous roles have included Housing Counselor and Homeless Intake Specialist at Commonwealth Catholic Charities. She also has served as Benefits, Employment Specialist, and Coordinator of the SNAP Employment and Training Specialist Network Group for Chesterfield Department of Social Services.
Meet Our Advisory Committee
At LVS, we are fortunate to have an amazing Advisory Committee that helps us in the area of Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Accounting
The Committee consist of Wallace Stettinius,
David Wilson, Alex Smith and Kevin O’Leary
To succeed as a non-profit, we need an admirable mission and support. To excel, we need clear, achievable outcomes and a first-class network. Luckily, LVS is in a position to excel, thanks to the efforts of our outstanding volunteer LVS Development Committee comprised of Wallace Stettinius, Alex Smith, and David Wilson. Since 2016, this savvy trio has donated their time and expertise to spearhead our fundraising efforts. With their wise counsel and leadership, Liberation Veteran Services has a solid, long-term strategy to raise $350,000 annually to meet our budget. Their commitment to ensuring veterans in crisis have the care and support they need is truly inspiring. We are so grateful to have them on our team.