Past Board Members
I am the Horticulturist and Grounds Department Manager at the Country Club of Virginia. I enjoy tennis, golf, swimming, and dancing.
James Dean is a lifetime resident of the Richmond area. He has two children from his first marriage - James, Jr. lives and works in Northern Virginia; Katrina is married to John Steffy and lives in Ashland. Jimmy has two wonderful grandchildren - Tabatha Mills who teaches 3-year-old children at Hatcher's Child Development Center and Walker Steffy who is an 8th grade student at Liberty Middle School. He met his wife Elizabeth at Hatcher and they married in 1993. Both teach adult Sunday School and are deacons at Hatcher, having also served as Deacon Chairs in the past.
Jimmy retired from the Postal Service after 35 years as a letter carrier. He delivered flowers part-time for Coleman Brothers Flowers for the next nine years. Now he enjoys being fully retired with time to spend in his annual vegetable garden and travel whenever the opportunity arises.
Susan Seward, Board of Directors
She is a native Richmonder and 1978 graduate of VCU School of Social Work. She has been active in the community with many volunteer roles and board memberships. Her particular passion is working with teens & young adults. As a member of Bon Air Baptist and Northstar Community, Susan is a liason with our faith based community. Susan an her husband reside in Midlothian.
Henry Bulifant, Board of Directors
Biography of Henry F. Bulifant IV
Henry Bulifant is owner of H.F. Bulifant & Sons, Inc., Bulifant Construction Corp., Bulifant Properties, Inc., and The Next Step, Inc. . H.F. Bulifant and Sons, Inc. is a construction company that specializes in diasaster repairs, i.e: fire, smoke and water damage repairs. Bulifant Properties, Inc. is a family real estate holding and property management company. Bulifant Construction Corp. is a real estate maintenance and land scapping company. And, The Next Step, Inc. manages recovery houses for men and women in recovery for alcoholism and drug addiction.
Henry was born on August 17, 1950 in Richmond, Va. He has spent most of life in the Richmond area. He attended Huguenot High School and graduated in 1968. During high school he worked part time jobs while school was in session and during the summers he would always work in the construction trades. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1968 to 1972 as a crew chief on the C-130 B & E model aircraft. He served 2 of his 4 years overseas and Honorably discharged.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he attended John Tyler Community College and graduated in 1974 with Honors and received an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees. While at JTCC he worked in the library while classes where in session and in the summers worked in the trades. Upon graduation he transferred to the College of William and Mary. He graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending William and Mary he worked in the library during class semesters and during the summers he worked with the professors performing land use determination studies.
After College he worked for NASA in Newport News at the wind tunnel facility. The wind tunnel facility generate the environment to test wing designs on various experimental aircraft. After returning to Richmond he went to work for Bremmer Youngblood and King, a consulting engineering firm that specialized in land use development.
In August of 1977, he started H.F. Bulifant & Sons, Inc. . In 1978 Bulifant Construction Corp was established and The Next Step, Inc. was established in 1991. Bulifant Properties, Inc. was formally established in 2004.
During his years in business he has been active and served on various committees in the Richmond Metro Chamber, VAMA, The Blue Goose, Richmond Home Builders Association, The Remodelors Council, The Restoration Committee, Retail Merchants Association, PDCA, Better Business Bureau, Richmond Claims Association and the JTCC Foundation Board.
He is married and has 2 sons and 4 dogs. His areas of interest and hobbies are: skiing, golf, stamp collecting, gemology, computer technology, and quality time with his family. His areas of philanthropy are: Sgt. Santa, ESI, Church, The Next Step, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and The United Way.