FIRST Chesapeake/VirginiaFIRST is a 20+ year-old independent 501(c)(3) organization located in Richmond, Virginia. Working in collaboration with the international organization, FIRSTFIRST Chesapeake is the official FIRST Partner Organization (FPO) for FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Name Title Email Address Phone
Leighann Scott Boland President (804) 514-7712
Samantha Ellis Operations/ Communications Manager (804) 572-8454
Glen Davis Logistics Manager (804) 928-3506
Ron Therrien Director of Programs (443) 996-7000
Sarah Gagnon Director Volunteer and Community Engagement and Assistant Director of Programs (804) 380-5165
Matthew Glennon Technology Manager  
Phyllis Tyndall Accounts/Office Manager  
Angie Fontanilla FIRST Senior Mentor- Virginia  
Tom Milnes FIRST Senior Mentor- Maryland  
Prasad Karunakaran Team Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator  
Tim Farmer RISE Up Mentor Manager for SWVA  

Main Office Phone:  (804) 572-8454

Tax Identification Number 20-8081778


I have a question about: Please contact:
FIRST Chesapeake Board, Policies and Administration Leighann Scott Boland
Fundraising or Donations Leighann Scott Boland
Corporate Sponsorships Leighann Scott Boland
FTC or FRC Programs, Events, or Team Support Ron Therrien
FTC or FRC Individual or Corporate Civic Engagement Sarah Gagnon
FTC or FRC Volunteer Management Sarah Gagnon
Invoices, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Team Disbursements Phyllis Tyndall
Social Media, Newsletter, Website Samantha Ellis
Shipments and Logistics for FTC or FRC Events Glen Davis

FTC and FRC team grants, FIRST Senior Mentors, NextUp RVA after school programs, and all other questions

Leighann Scott Boland



Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call 804.464.8945
after 5am for updates