Board of Trustees

Tamara Lucas Copeland Chair

Wesley Weissberg Vice Chair and Secretary

Nina Weissberg Treasurer

Edward M. Jones Trustee

Courtney Morris Trustee

Rachel Weissberg Martin Trustee

Past Board Members

Wallace Babington

Marty Heyert

Judith Morris

Timmy Napolitano

Marvin F. Weissberg


Ricshawn Adkins Roane Executive Director

Ricshawn Adkins Roane works at the intersection of philanthropy, public opinion, and policy for economic, racial, and gender justice. Her philanthropic vision is to lead the return of resources extracted by colonialism, exploitation, racism, exclusion, and sexism to the communities most impacted.

Ricshawn currently serves as Executive Director at the Weissberg Foundation, an endowed private family foundation, and previously served as Vice President, Philanthropy and Chief of Staff at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Amanda O’Meara Director of Operations

Amanda O’Meara is the director of operations at the Weissberg Foundation, where she oversees financials, human resources, and technology systems. Amanda has been on staff at the Foundation since 2009, and in that time she has worn many hats. Most recently, Amanda served as a program officer, helping to launch the Equitable Justice and Diversity in Theater initiatives.

Amanda graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Global Affairs and a minor in Women’s Studies. Prior to joining the Weissberg Foundation, Amanda worked with the UN World Food Program in Nairobi, Kenya. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Jaxson.