re___ is more than a theme; it’s an invitation, an action. It is a call for our community to lean in and bridge the gap. re___ leaves a space for you to add your voice to the conversation.
Brian Shepard, CEO of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), directs the efforts of more than 300 UNOS staff to ensure that the nation's transplant network efficiently and fairly serves the needs of transplant candidates and recipients, donors and their family members, and transplant professionals. Born in Richmond, Brian grew up in Roanoke and received a bachelor’s in history from Virginia Tech before embarking on postgraduate work in peace studies at the University of Bradford, England. Prior to joining UNOS, Brian spent 15 years in Virginia state government, eventually becoming director of policy in Governor Timothy Kaine's administration... Read More t
Daniel Goldschmidt has a passion for music. This Minneapolis, Minn., native studied the connection between music cognition and therapy at the University of Kansas, and then he moved to Richmond to work as a music therapist at Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, where he works with works with military service men and women to help alleviate disorders such as PTSD and substance abuse. Daniel is also a composer for KC A Capella, a music teacher, a freelance pianist and owner of a piano repair service... Read More t
Archie Coates’ motto is “Have fun and do what you want.” Armed with this philosophy, he and his multidisciplinary design firm PlayLab are currently at work on the +POOL project. As a lark, Archie and his colleagues created a website to pitch the world’s first water filtering, free-floating pool. When the concept attracted attention and affirmation from scientists and engineers, Archie went with it, raising over a quarter of a million dollars on Kickstarter and completing a prototype pool in New York City’s East River... Read More t