Two New Commissioners Selected and Commissioner Reappointed to NRHA Board

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Kelly R. Williams

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 11/04/2010

Norfolk City Council, on October 5, named Trevor Robinson to the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) Board of Commissioners and reappointed F. Nash Bilisoly. Robinson replaces Linda Horsey. On October 26, City Council appointed Barbara Hamm Lee to the Board, replacing Curtis Anderson.
Trevor Robinson is a criminal defense, personal injury, civil disputes and family law attorney serving Norfolk.
Barbara Hamm Lee has served as WHRO’s Chief Community Engagement Officer since January, 2008. She is responsible for local television productions and programming. She is the executive producer and host of Another View, a program that examines issues of particular interest to the African- American community in Hampton Roads, and airs on WHRO-TV 15/digital 15.1. She also serves as back-up host for HearSay, the award winning noon talk show heard on 89.5WHRV-FM.
Barbara joined WHRO as Chief Communications Officer in March, 2006. In that capacity, she was responsible for all aspects of station communications, and had charge of television programming and community outreach as well.
Prior to joining WHRO, Barbara served as Director of Corporate Communications for Communications Technologies, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia. She has also directed the Office of Communications of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department, and was owner of Hamm & Fox Communications, Inc., a media relations firm based in Norfolk specializing in crisis media management, media training, marketing and community outreach. Throughout her career, she has been a media consultant to commercial institutions, military and non-profit organizations in and around Hampton Roads. She is a former Director of Station Relations and News Director for WTKR TV, the CBS affiliate in the Hampton Roads area. Barbara began her media career with the NBC affiliate WBAL-TV in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. She also served in management positions for television stations in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA.
Barbara is very active in the community, currently serving as a board member for the Hermitage Museum and Samaritan House. She was appointed by Governor Kaine to the Virginia Fire Services Board (2007-2009); and is a former board member of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia, Youth Entertainment Studios and the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation. Barbara was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the YWCA in 2010.
Barbara received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Bennett College in 1978. She is a member of Queen Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, is married to Maxie A. Lee, and has two daughters and a granddaughter.
F. Nash Bilisoly has been a partner with Vandeventer Black since 1985 and concentrates his law practice in maritime matters, representing shipyards, terminals and vessels. He received a B.A. from The College of William & Mary in 1976 and a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1979, where he was the Notes and Comments Editor for The Tulane Maritime Lawyer.

His present business associations include Secretary of the Standing Committee on Stevedoring, Marine Terminals and Shoreside Services for The Maritime Law Association of the United States and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute. He is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) where he recently spoke on the Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC). He has previously published articles with SEALI and in the Tulane Law Review. He serves on the Executive Board of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Hermitage Foundation Museum and is a member of the Norfolk Mayor's Commission to End Homelessness.

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Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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