Our next Community Education programing will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7pm and our speaker is Katherine Matthews, Ph.D. of James River Wealth Advisors and Eli’s Village will tell us about wealth planning for the future of your family and for your loved one with special needs.

Please click on Zoom link https://bit.ly/3KA90Gu to join this important community education meeting!


James River Wealth Advisors and Eli’s Village provides comprehensive and holistic special needs planning to families. They use a 3-step process that encompasses legal, asset, and family protection plans. After identifying individual and family goals, we build a strategy to achieve them in a timely manner. Our approach of coordinating the legal, asset, and family plans provides efficiency and positive outcomes for the entire family.

Kathy Matthews, Ph.D. is a wealth advisor with James River Wealth Advisors and Vice President of Family Support and Services Planning, Co-Director of Eli’s Village. Dr. Matthews grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She completed her Master’s and PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York where she also taught students with special needs from early intervention through high school. She returned to Richmond as an administrator at The Faison Center, helping to provide services to children, adults and families impacted by autism. Kathy currently teaches adjunct courses at the University of Virginia and also works at Longwood University in the College of Education and Human Services. She specializes in teaching using Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Outside of her professional obligations, she and her husband live in Powhatan County with their two incredible little boys and two obnoxious, adorable dogs.


Thank you for your interest in our community education program. We look forward to seeing you for all of our 2022 speakers. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from our programing, please pass along our information to them. All meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice, they are free and everyone is welcome. Please email Jill at facesorg1@verizon.net if you have any questions.

Now mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7pm and let’s get smarter!

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