Board & Staff
Commonwealth Parenting 2013 Board
Samantha S. Otero, Esq., Board President
Attorney, McCandlish Holton PC
Dana Marie Buchanan, M.D.
Anesthesiologist, Community Volunteer
President – Virginia PTA
Owner – Primrose Schools
Tim Harris, CPA
Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, PC
Elizabeth Mason Horsley, Esq.
Attorney, Williams Mullen
Head of Lower School, St. Christopher’s School
President and CEO, Big River Advertising
Big River Advertising
Director of Operations, Virginia Urology
Ed Schoeffler, M.D.
OB-GYN, Virginia Women’s Center
Sofia Teferi, M.D., FAAP
Medical Director, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
Anthony F. Vitiello, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Associated Psychological Services, PC
Marketing Communications Manager, Greater Richmond Partnership
Susan Brown, ex-officio
Family Educator, Director of Educational Services, Commonwealth Parenting
Commonwealth Parenting Staff
Susan Brown, Director of Educational Services
In addition to a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, Susan Brown holds an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked extensively in the field of child development and parent education, both as a teacher and private school director. She has 30 years of experience as a parent educator.
Linda Brauer, Programs Director
After graduating from the School of Social Work at VCU, Linda Brauer began her career as a program administrator for a large community center serving at-risk populations in the City of Richmond. She opened and directed a successful preschool with before and after school care programs for eight years, and then became a parochial school teacher. In 2000, she joined the staff of Commonwealth Parenting.