Our Staff


dr. lynn gary atkins, JR. artistic director

Lynn G. Atkins served as the second artistic director of One Voice Chorus from April 2013-June 2019. Lynn left Richmond in June of 2019 to become Director of Choral Activities for the Pinelands Regional School District, a 7-12 public school system on the New Jersey shore.

rita smith, accompanist

Rita has worked with a wide variety of choirs, vocalists, and instrumental soloists, both as an accompanist and collaborative musician. A native Virginian, she studied Piano and Church Music at Bluefield College and Carson Newman College.  Since 2005, she has enjoyed her work on the music staff at Second Baptist Church (River Rd. and Gaskins) where she serves as an accompanist.

Our Board of Directors


Alma hughes, board president

One Voice Chorus Board President Alma Hughes is a founding member of One Voice Chorus, and is proud to have been a part of the organization since the beginning.  Combining her concern for racial reconciliation and social justice with her passion for music, One Voice represents a way to make a difference in the best possible way—musically.  Ms. Hughes serves as Vice-President, Learning and Development for Regions Financial Corporation.

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kim kacani, Vice President

President, HHHunt Communities


mARY Ellen Stumpf, Secretary and chair, Development Committee

Consultant to Non-Profit Organizations and Major Donors


stan orchowsky, treasurer

Owner and Principal, Cambiare Consulting


Arnold Woodruff, Past-President

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

John P. Lindstrom

Chirf Executive Officer, Richmond Behavioral Health