Billy Ennis – Executive Director

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, Billy moved to Norfolk, Virginia, to work with Operation Smile. There he organized and executed medical missions to countries including China, Kenya, Russia, Ecuador, Peru and the Philippines, leading teams of up to 160 medical volunteers and affecting the lives of over 3,000 children. In 2004, Billy moved to Virginia Beach to work for Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts. In 2009, Billy’s young daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. The harrowing experience ultimately inspired him to return to a profession where he could make a difference helping others. An opportunity to work with The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation proved to be a perfect fit. Billy resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, Catherine, and two children, Liam and Matilda.