Former Richmond Police LGBT Liaison Odetta Johnson and Local Communication Director, Domenick Casuccio

We are proud to announce two new Diversity Richmond Board members, Odetta Johnson and Domenick Casuccio. Both are well known respected leaders and we look forward to working with them as the community benefits through their leadership.

Odetta is a former Chief of Police for North Carolina University where she was in charge of campus safety and emergency management for a student body of over 8,500. Prior to serving at NCCU, she served on administrative leave from Richmond Police at Virginia Union University as the Interim Chief of Police. During her service with Richmond she also was the first LGBT Police Liaison in the Richmond Metropolitan Area. She retired with the rank of Major. Odetta also held the rank of Captain, leading a staff of more than 120 employees. She served the Richmond Police for 25 years.

Domenick has served on our programs committee and brings much experience in the areas of marketing, communications and media. He has already been instrumental in fundraising for Diversity, serving as a consultant for our recent Day of Giving. Domenick is a Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society.

Prior, he was the Director of Public Relations and Marketing at The Valentine. One of his many accomplishments while there was leading The Valentine in a comprehensive social media and marketing effort that significantly increased visibility and memberships. He also led the museum in completing a major renovation of their main galleries and the campaign for the opening of the newly remodeled space.

It is easy to see why we are so excited to have both Odetta and Domenick as a part of the Diversity Richmond family.