Our Team

Taylor Keeney

Founder and Executive Director

When Taylor’s first child outgrew the baby phase, she went looking for somewhere to donate new and used baby items that would directly help a mom in need and had a hard time finding a way to do that in the Richmond area. After talking with potential partner organizations and others working in this space, it quickly became clear there was both a need and desire for an organization to help provide essentials for babies and new parents in need from “Day 1.” A mom of two little ones who leads communications and advocacy work for Hunton Andrews Kurth’s public affairs group, Taylor wanted to make sure no child in the Richmond Region was going without clean diapers, a safe place to sleep, or clothes to wear and so, in 2019 while on maternity leave with her second child, she founded Little Hands Virginia.


Ashley Raggi

Director of Operations

Ashley runs the day to day operations of Little Hands Virginia – working with partners to identify needs of children and families in our community, coordinating volunteers, and managing in-kind donations. A mom of three children, she previously was a teacher for over 12 years. 


Advisory Board

Lauralee Allen – President
Client Services Associate, Canal Capital Management

Meghan Brodie – Treasurer
Founder, The House Finch

Frances Farmer
Occupational Therapist, Spot On Therapy Group

Mary Farrell
Community Volunteer

Dr. Lindsay Forston
Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, Communities In Schools of Virginia

Bea Gates
Owner, Gates Interiors

Lindsay Gay
Community Volunteer

Sarah Graper – President-elect
Community Volunteer

Joanna Harris
Community Volunteer

Sarah Holzbach – Secretary
Community Volunteer

Emily Hovis
Owner, BarReVA

Alexandra Saunders
Community Volunteer