Our Purpose


We exist to expand medical knowledge and access in our community.

Our Partners


In addition to providing its own programs, the MEDARVA Foundation expands medical knowledge and access by working in partnership with others.

Medical Access

Current recipients of support from the MEDARVA Foundation include:

Goochland Cares – Unrestricted operating support to allow the clinic to fulfill its mission of serving the medically underserved.

CrossOver Ministries – Capital and operating support to establish the MEDARVA Vision Clinic at CrossOver Ministries to provide a region-wide vision clinic for CrossOver’s 6,000 patients as well as referrals from all area safety-net service providers.   

Our People


The MEDARVA Foundation’s Board of Directors includes a group of committed volunteers who give their time and talent to advancing medical knowledge and access in Central Virginia:

Mrs. Cheryl Jarvis, Chair
Mrs. Carol Adelaar
Michael Armstrong, Jr., MD
Mrs. Jean Benson
Anne McElroy, MD
Mrs. Arlene Owens

Mr. Peter Pastore
Mrs. Cherry Peters
Chris Petras, MD
Ms. Joanne Wiley
Isaac Wornom, III, MD