The foundation’s board

Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation officers

Martha Steger, President

Steger is a freelance journalist who has been a city magazine editor and served 25 years as public relations director for the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Caroline Caldwell, Vice President

Cardwell is a public relations strategist for the Virginia Retirement System.

Jeff South, Secretary

South, a former newspaper editor and reporter who taught journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University, was president of SPJVA from 2019 to 2021.

Brian Eckert, Treasurer

Eckert is an independent media consultant and freelance writer with decades of experience in news and public relations.


Clissa England

Broaddus-Crutchfield is an award-winning journalist and has been a copy editor for the Virginia Press Association and the Richmond Free Press.

Nicole Livas

Livas is an anchor and reporter for WVEC-13NewsNow (ABC) in Hampton Roads. She also has worked for Voice of America.

Dina Weinstein

Weinstein is president of the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter. She writes for the Chesterfield Observer and Richmond Magazine and also teaches journalism.

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