Officers

 
Doug Bruno

Doug Bruno

President
Enterprise Architect, Army Architecture & Integration Management Division


ABBA list is the "go to" resource in Hampton Roads when you need a little extra help. The website has made a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. The next time you find yourself in a situation that is beyond your abilities to manage, look no further than ABBA list to assist.

 

Terri Anderson

1st Vice President
Faye Francis, Hair Stylist

Joy is working with a group of people who understand giving is the ultimate gratefulness! "...he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help." (Psalms 22:24, NIV)

 

Sam Howard

Sam Howard

2nd Vice President
Director, CAST - Chesapeake Area Shelter Team
Retired Colonial Pipeline Operations Manager, Semi-retired Contractor


I want to serve with CAST because I feel called to help those most in need and I try to put myself in their situation. It is very enjoyable to work with different churches and denominations in our community as volunteers give of their time to show God's love.

 

Karen Gawne

Secretary
Towne Bank, Personal Banker


My favorite part of working with the ABBA List is seeing how individuals and families in need can be touched by this fabulous resource. As Jesus said, "...Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:40, NIV) What a blessing!

 Bob Vogler

Bob Vogler

Treasurer
Leadership Team: CAST, Chesapeake Area Shelter Team, Emergency Winter Shelter Program for the Homeless
Sonlight Church, Church Administrator
Retired Navy Nurse


God has shown me, throughout the bible, His love for ALL of His children, especially those in need. The experience in CAST has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone which has grown me as a person. 

 Lisa Dixon

 

Lisa Dixon

Bylaws/Parliamentarian
Retired, Senior Human Resources Director, Department of the Navy


I like being part of the ABBA List because it lines up with my destiny, vision and goals to serve, inspire and give back to my community of Hampton Roads. Also, the environment of ABBA List provides a change agent for families, singles and those who need a second chance by giving and receiving the Love of God. I truly enjoy and I am blessed to see lives changed by ABBA List, as disciples we are supposed to change lives, and that is what ABBA list does change lives.

Executive Director

 

Angela Breitkreutz 

Executive Director
Founder, Dance Your Shoes Off Chesapeake

"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar. Years ago I was blessed to attend Zig Ziglar's Sunday School class at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. I often think of this particular saying of his regarding the Biblical principle of reciprocity. "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38. Through ABBA List, I have been given incredible joy by sharing ABBA List and giving ABBA List cards to people in need. The encouragement and hope that it gives them blesses me beyond words. I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity to serve in this wonderful ministry.

Trudy Rauch

Trudy Rauch

Ex-Officio Board Member & Founding President, ABBA List
Director, Burfoot House: Program for Homeless Women
Founding Coordinator, CAST - Chesapeake Area Shelter Team

One of my favorite parts of serving on the ABBA List is getting to know people who serve in our community, boots on the ground, serve. Their 'love in action' moves me. "Now let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Hebrews 4:16, NIV)