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Mrs. Nichelle Stone, Board Member

Elected to the Board: November 1, 2023
Term Expires: December 31, 2024
Ward 5

Ms. Stone has deep roots in Norfolk, having attended Mary Calcott Elementary School and graduated from Granby High School. She's married to an educator in Norfolk Public Schools and is the mother of three children, all of whom either attend or will attend NPS schools.

Her academic journey includes earning a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the College of William & Mary, where she cultivated an appreciation for cultural competency and a passion for research. She furthered her education by obtaining a paralegal certificate from Old Dominion University and recently completed her master’s in business administration from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary. Currently, Ms. Stone is employed at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as a Litigation Paralegal and a Process Improvement Specialist on the firm’s software implementation team. With her diverse educational and occupational background, she brings a unique perspective to the board, seamlessly integrating cultural responsiveness, legal insights, strategic thinking, and data-driven decision-making.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Ms. Stone is deeply engaged in her community. She previously served as President of the Northside Civic League and contributed as a member and curator of the local hub of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Ms. Stone's dedication to community involvement is evident as she remains steadfast in her commitment to serving Norfolk and its residents, all while effectively balancing her family and career responsibilities.

- Nichelle Stone