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2018 Shining Knight Gala

Malina Richardson was severely injured in a car crash in March 2017. With the support of family, friends and the VCU Health Trauma team Malina is now getting her life back. Malina honored the Shining Knights who worked to save her life at our 10th Annual Shining Knight Gala in April. Learn about her story.

Our Shining Knights

  • Dr. Michel Aboutanos, Attending Surgeon, Division of Acute Care Surgery
  • Becky Adkins Branch, Family Friend
  • Becca Bobbit, Registered Nurse, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
  • Belinda Bowles, Registered Nurse, Bystander/First on scene
  • Vikram Brar, Attending Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Isaiah Brown, Resident Physician and Burn Fellow, Department of Surgery
  • Melani Brunson, Nurse Practitioner, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
  • Jenna Burleson, Registered Nurse, Perioperative Services
  • Seth Cheatham, Attending Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Brent Chumbley Radford University Director, Cross Country, Track and Field, Malina's Track & Field Coach
  • Mary Coughlin-Lainez, ED/EMS Communications Specialist
  • Ronsard Daniel, Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Lauren Doss Occupational Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation
  • Stephanie Goldberg, Trauma Surgeon, Division of Acute Care Surgery
  • Members of the Goochland County Fire, Rescue and EMS including:
    • Clark Barnes
    • Eddie Ferguson, Deputy Chief of EMS
    • Tony Gordon
    • Michael Leonard
    • Paul Smith
  • Mackenzie Holbrook, Care Partner, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
  • Maral Javadifar, Physical Therapist VCU Sports Medicine
  • Kimberland Jennings, Respiratory Therapist, Department of Respiratory Care
  • Julie Kacmarcik, Registered Nurse, Emergency Department
  • Jessica Kandl, Resident Physician, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Amna Khokar, Resident Physician, Department of Surgery
  • Amy Knopp Home Health Registered Nurse, Welcome Homecare
  • Timothy Layng, Resident Physician, Emergency Medicine
  • Jessie Loftis, Scrub Tech, Perioperative Services
  • Katy Maher, Trauma Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
  • Carlos Nido, Registered Nurse, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
  • Carrie Owens, Medic/Trauma Tech,  Emergency Department
  • Trooper Brandon Patenaude, Virginia State Police
  • Adam Pflugrath, Resident Physician, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Andrea Pozez, Attending Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Anita Ramsey Social Worker, Department of Care Coordination
  • Maya Richardson, Malina's sister
  • JaTori Robinson, Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Surgery
  • Edgar Rodas, Trauma Surgeon, Division of Acute Care Surgery
  • Hannah Sadek, Nurse Practitioner, Division of Acute Care Surgery
  • Kathleen Skelly Registered Nurse, Perioperative Services
  • James Trevor Stefanski, Resident Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trooper Gabriel Stewart, Virginia State Police
  • Melinda Tepe, Physical Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation
  • Jonathan Thornton VCU Medical Center Parking & Transportation
  • Bryant Tran, Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Elizabeth Ventura, Speech Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation
  • Lynn Wagner, Registered Nurse and Bystander/First on scene
  • Melissa Williams, Clinical Dietician, Department of Clinical Services
  • Solitia Wilson, Family Friend
  • Shani Wright, Registered Nurse, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
  • Crystal Wynn, Family Friend