Denise Carl, Richmond Area Healthy Futures Opioid Project
AmeriCorps State Member of the Year (Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary Service) - The Wone Award was established in memory of Robert E. Wone, who served on the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism from 2002-2006 and dedicated his life to volunteering for charitable organizations and offering pro bono legal service. The award recognizes an exemplary AmeriCorps member who has exhibited the same dedication to community service and civic engagement as did Mr. Wone.
Ms. Carl was practicing law when she changed the trajectory of her life and was inspired to help others have access to life saving and life changing information. As a second term full-time AmeriCorps member with the Richmond Area Healthy Futures Opioid Program, Denise serves at VCU Rams in Recovery as a mentor providing peer support services to students and other individuals. She also assists with the Family Education Programs which are held weekly for families and individuals that are seeking information and resources.