Our Steering Committee

Trish O'Brien

Trish O’Brien is the president and CEO of CHIP of South Hampton Roads. She lives in Chesapeake. Her interest in college was foreign literature; she earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature, but transitioned to charitable work involving families where she has focused on important issues such as child abuse prevention, poverty, neighborhood revitalization, and refugee resettlement. She now has over 25 years of non-profit experience. Her best memory from kindergarten is story time!

How can Minus 9 to 5 benefit our community?


“We are fortunate to have a diverse variety of services available to families throughout the region; however, seamless coordination is critical to moving families and children forward towards a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle.”