Serving Those In Need Since 1982.


Leadership Team


Our dedicated team of employees and volunteers execute the mission of the organization in their daily work.


Matthew Stearn

Executive Director

Matt is a native of Hampton, VA, and a graduate of Hampton High School and Christopher Newport University. Matt joined the HELP team in July of 2016 after completing a dual Masters program at Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, receiving both a Master of Divinity in Cross-cultural and Community Mission and a Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management.


Cheryl Robida

Services Coordinator


Jennifer Pearson

Clinic Coordinator


Crystal Kirschbaum

Shelter Coordinator


Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is an eleven to fifteen member body that, in light of the stated mission and vision of the organization, manages the strategy and goals of HELP and provides support to the Executive Director.  The Board meets monthly as a committee of the whole and separately as committees to formulate policy, to set goals, to plan and to implement approved activities of the organization.


Christina James- Board Chair

James Phillips, Jr- Vice Chair

Patrick Jones- Treasurer

Carol Gardner – Secretary

Rev. Candee Martin

Sandie Konrad

Anne Keatts

Carmen Alves

Dr. Robert Dreelin, DDS

Valerie Moorer, NP

Rev. Rhonda Wheeler

Dr. Patricia Richards-Spruill

Glenn Cain

Rev. Warren Hicks

Rev. Timothy Crummitt

Mary Holup