Our Board Members

A Place for Everyone

From the beginning, Midlothian Moms has been driven by the interests of our engaged community. Our Young Moms Blog & Forum is dedicated to enhancing the forum experience for everyone involved. We are a great resource, offering opportunities for users to engage with each other in an interesting and safe online environment.


Felicia Brantner

Felicia is one of the original admins for Ask Midlothian Moms and she is also a loving wife and mother to five boys (two sets of twins, plus one). Felicia was born here in the RVA area and has lived in Chesterfield for over 25 years. She left her position with a medical malpractice law firm in Rocketts Landing to become a stay at home mother while her children were smaller. During that time, that’s when Felicia (along with a few others) helped to create and cultivate the Ask Midlothian Moms online community. Now, Felicia works from home as a medical transcriptionist. She dedicates herself to the community by coordinating annual drives for back to school, Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with running the Pineapple Pantry for local women and children in need. This group, along with the now non-profit “Midlothian Moms”, is absolutely her passion project and a life calling of hers. Felicia is a lover of food, cooking, animals, and adventures with her littles.


Cindy Thomas

Mother of two boys who works for the department of health and is also a personal trainer. When she is not working, she enjoys time with her loved ones, spending time outdoors, exercising, and playing with her dogs.


Melanie Wiley

Melanie is the original admin for Ask Midlothian Mom! She is a loving wife and mother. Melanie is originally from Chicago and she brings a lot of love from her hometown to Virginia. She is a vegan and she loves to adventure around the city tasting new foods, exploring new places and she has a knack for gardening!

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Ashley Hart Silveira

Born and raised in Midlothian and simply love everything Richmond has to offer. I attended Chesterfield Co. schools and graduated from Longwood University, where I earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. After graduating, I worked for an advertising company by day while I earned my real estate license in the evening. In 2006, I left the advertising world to peruse a full time career in real estate! That same year I founded The Silveira Team, a full service real company that strives to provide a seamless real estate experience whether buying, selling or investing. By being honest, considerate, consistent and simply following through with my actions, I have consistently been ranked by my peers as a “Top Producing Agent,” and more recently have been recognized as one of, “Richmond’s Top 100 Realtors.” I can honestly say I love my career, the people I serve daily and the community in which I live.

Outside of my business, I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband, Mike, our three children, Sam, Isabella and Charley and our peanut butter lovin’ golden retriever, Flash. I enjoy spontaneous road trips, crossfit, collecting vintage jewelry and stepping up to the plate when others are in need.


Heather Rappold

Bio coming soon!


Jen Heath

Jen is a long-time admin to Ask Midlothian Moms, mother to a vibrant and vivacious daughter and loving wife. Jen works for Chesterfield County as a vocational liaison for adults with intellectual disabilities. She loves spending time with her family and dear friends whenever she can.

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Sara Saavedra

Sara has been an admin with Ask Midlothian Moms for about four years. Her and her husband are joint owners of a local staffing agency. They have two beautiful children that love to keep them busy. Sara has made plenty of connections and beautiful friendships since she joined Ask Midlothian Moms and she is immensely proud of what the group has achieved the last couple of years. Sara is really looking forward on working with the team of admins to better the Midlothian community in every way possible.


Candace Gomersall

Candace is the mom of two boys who both light up her life and challenge her every day! She has lived in Midlothian for six years and loves the sense of community. She has worked with several non-profits in the metro Richmond area, including Feedmore and Circles Ashland. Candace is one of the newest administrators for Ask Midlothian Moms at about 6 months of service! She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master's degree in Social Work in 2016. Candace is passionate about serving her community, working together to help one another, and helping non-profit organizations run effectively. Her hobbies include Mindy Kahling Hulu/Netflix shows, reading garbage romance novels, and volunteering within our community!