Administrative Staff

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Founder, Owner, and Medical Director

George M. Bright, M.D.


Recently designated an expert on ADHD by the American Medical Association, Dr. Bright is a graduate from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. Following three years of practice in pediatric and adolescent medicine in the United States Air Force, Dr. Bright completed a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Harvard University Medical School.

Shortly after arriving in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Bright established the Adolescent Medicine Program at the Medical of Virginia (now the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center). As an Associate Professor with VCU, Dr. Bright taught courses about licit and illicit drug use to local educators.

Dr. Bright has devoted a majority of his career towards working with adolescents, young adults and families who struggle with emotional, academic and social challenges. Additionally, Dr. Bright works with individuals who are trying to free themselves from their dependance on alcohol or drugs.

He can be reached at The Adolescent and Family Health Center office 804-794-8900

To learn more about our founder, Dr. Bright, click here.

 


 Clinical Supervisor, Margie L. Crow, L.C.S.W.


Mrs. Crow brings to Blackwater Outdoor Experiences (BOE) and Adolescent & Family Health Center (AFHC) a deep understanding of the needs of families and expertise in family counseling from over 30 years in practice including 15 years of directing community mental health programs. Mrs. Crow has been a licensed clinical supervisor for over 25 years.  Prior to joining BOE & AFHC, Mrs. Crow was the Clinical Director of Crossroads Community Services Board. While at Crossroads, Mrs. Crow developed programs and provided mental health services to children, adolescents and families.

Mrs. Crow has her B.A. degree from University of Buffalo and her masters degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work and completed internships at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Hillside Division of Child/Adolescent Care and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She can be reached at The Adolescent and Family Health Center office 804-794-8900


 Program Director & Logistics Officer (FT), Andrew Sporrer


Andrew graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a B.A. in Communication and minors in creative writing and leadership & social change. He then attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA to continue his education in secondary education and completed his post bac. work in 2014.  Andrew has eight years experience working with high school age students in small group settings facilitating leadership skills and self-discovery with Rotary International. He is a passionate advocate for the preservation of our outdoor shared spaces and is excited to share his wilderness skills and his perspectives with the BOE community. He will be acting as field guide for the June 18th, 2017 expedition before returning to the office to spend time managing logistics and equipment.

He can be reached at the Blackwater Outdoor Experiences office 804-378-9006 ext. 2 or by e-mail at andrew@blackwateroutdoor.com