Executive Staffing

Experienced, dedicated and influential, our staff members apply expertise from across multiple disciplines to maximize the potential of VTV Family Outreach Foundation.

Paul A. Friedman

Executive Director

Paul Friedman is a lawyer who brings to VTV his experience as a congressional staffer, campaign staffer and manager, and fundraiser for nonprofit charities and political organizations.

Paul is honored to lead an organization that emerged from the worst tragedy on a college campus in our nation’s history and is dedicated to promoting the benefits of diversity within our society and advocating for campus safety.

He earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Paul has felt the painful loss of a loved one due to gun violence.  While a college student, he lost his great-aunt to a gunshot during a robbery just days after having met her for lunch.

From his personal experience, Paul is sensitive to the impact of violence in our nation and on our college campuses, its aftermath, and the long-term trauma care needed by victims.  As well, Paul is prepared to confront the sources of fear and anger in our society.

Paul and his wife, Lori, live in Alexandria, VA with their black lab mutt and three-legged tabby cat, both of which are rescue animals.

Grace Meyer


Grace is excited to work for VTV this summer as an intern, after experiencing the community of Virginia Tech on campus and understanding the legacy of the tragedy.

Grace is working on a wide variety of matters, including research, writing, social media, and meeting with officials.

Grace is contributing her creativity and unique perspective to the organization and also adds invaluable insights due to her affiliation with the campus and as a student directly affected by issues of campus safety.