Meet Our Board

Amanda Oakes


Amanda has been a member of RASAP since 2004 and has served in the role of President since 2011.  She is the Director of Prevention Services at Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services. She attended Averett University and obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice.  She also has an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice obtained from Danville Community College.  She is a Certified Prevention Professional and has Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University.  She has worked with youth and families since 1993. She currently serves on the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board, Tunstall Athletic Booster club & Regional Suicide Prevention Collaborative. Amanda is a Pittsylvania County native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping and traveling.

Bryan Price

Vice President

Bryan Price is an Outreach and Education Specialist with the University of Virginia Cancer Center and the Cancer Center without Walls.  Bryan is responsible for the development, delivery, administration and evaluation of cancer and obesity-related initiatives across Southside Virginia. He is also the area Project Coordinator and Research Assistant for various research studies and projects across Southside Virginia. He is working with a wide variety of partners (e.g., schools, workplaces, health care, and faith-based communities) in several outreach, education, and research projects.  A native of Danville, Virginia and currently residing in South Boston, Virginia, Bryan studied Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He was previously employed at Danville Parks and Recreation for over 20 years as Health and Wellness Coordinator. His passion is fitness and advocating healthy living in his community. He currently chairs Middle Border Forward and the Community Improvement Council, Inc.-Danville Head Start. He is a founding member of the Danville After Hours Rotary Club and a board member of the Dan River Region Health Collaborative, the Dan River Non-Profit Network, the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Southwest Advisory Board, the Virginia Rural Health Association and the Virginia Department of Health’s Community HIV Planning Group. He is currently a member of the 2018 Class of LEAD Virginia.

Tim Scearce


Timothy Scearce is the Asst. Director of Transportation Services with Danville Public Schools and assists the director with the daily operations of the department. Timothy spent 22 years with the Danville Police Department serving the last 10 years as the departments Certified Crime Prevention Specialist. As the CCPS, Scearce worked closely with area high schools and colleges to promote RASAP and the dangers associated with impairing substances, with the help of the RASAP DUI Simulator program. Since leaving DPD in the fall of 2018, Scearce remains active with RASAP and maintains his Law Enfocement Certifications as a Reserve Deputy for the Danville Sheriff’s Office. Scearce, a Danville native, has been a member of RASAP since 2007 and has served on the board for 2 terms. He also serves as the Treasurer for Berean Baptist Church, is a member of the Southwest Regional Crime Prevention Association, a current member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Danville Area Safety Committee, and enjoys time spent as a volunteer volleyball coach with Westover Christian Academy, Piedmont South Volleyball Club and Pittsylvania County Youth Volleyball.

Bonnie Trammell


As Secretary of RASAP, Bonnie Trammell is responsible for meeting minutes, attendance reports, volunteer hours, coordinating meetings.  She joined RASAP in 2013 and was voted to serve as Secretary in 2016.  Mrs. Trammell is also Office Manager for Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services. Mrs. Trammell has been happily married to Ricky for over 37 years. They have 3 grown children, 2 grandsons, 2 dogs and a cat that was inherited from her mother. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and four-wheeling.

Daurie Bussell

Daurie Bussell has lived in Danville for the past seven years and is employed by Centra Danville Medical Center.  Her work with Centra has allowed her be to be involved in the Community and experience people with different socioeconomic backgrounds.Throughout these experiences, she has realized her desire to become more involved and be the voice for our Community. She has been a member of RASAP for two years and joined the Board in 2017.  Being a member of RASAP has allowed her to become a leader within her organization as well as throughout the surrounding area.  In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy running on the Riverwalk Trail, attending events in the River District, and spending time with friends.

Cindi Poteat

Board Member

Cindi Poteat is employed by Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority as a Service Coordinator.  As a Service Coordinator, she works very closely with the entire family who are residents of Public Housing and the Homes Voucher Program (formerly Section 8). Cindi strives to change one life at a time by offering the residents of the city tools to excel in life and support to transition to what may seem as unachievable goals. In 2016, Cindi had the opportunity to partner with Danville Regional Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Learning in developing the Community Health Worker’s Program.  In 2019, she was certified as a Community Health Worker of Virginia. Cindi partners with several community organization as an outreach worker and advocate to bring the city to standard in which changing communities become part of the city in which they reside in, changing the city to become more aware of the needs of the minoritized communities, and allowing the city and community to become greater, changing one life at a time.