A Letter from Our Chairman

 Our Board of Directors


I started the Fountain Fund because I’ve seen the debilitating effects of debt on returning citizens.  I was the US Attorney for the Western District of Virginia until early 2015, and I’ve spent most of my career as a federal prosecutor.  That experience has shown me that while we need to ensure that dangerous people are removed from our communities, we must simultaneously focus on crime prevention and help those returning from prison successfully reenter our community.  This holistic approach to community safety will reduce recidivism and make us all safer. We hope you'll consider partnering with us.

 

- Tim Heaphy, Board Chair

 

 

Tim Heaphy 

Hunton & Williams LLP

Lisa Lorish 

Asst. Federal Defender

 

 

Karen Chapman

Community Volunteer

 

David Smith

UVA McIntire School of Commerce

 

Rachel Harmon

UVA School of Law

 

Jasmine Yoon

UVA Law School Foundation

 

Daniel Goodall

Swift Run Capital



Our Staff

Nicole Snyder

Executive Director

 

Nicole brings over a decade of criminal law and policy experience to The Fountain Fund staff.  A one-time investment banker, Nicole served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Louisiana before joining the General Counsel’s office at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where she researched and analyzed complex data and policy questions related to federal criminal law.

 

Nicole received her undergraduate degree as a Jefferson Scholar from the University of  Virginia, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. 


Carl Brown

Program Manager

 

Carl executes our loan program, serving as the primary point of contact for clients during the loan application process.  Carl has been a community mentor in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding areas since 2007, and he previously served as a juvenile probation officer in both Charlottesville and Culpeper for nine years.   Carl volunteers at the local jail and serves as a board member of Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) in Charlottesville.  

 

Carl received his B.S. in Organizational Management and Development from Bluefield College.