Second Act Communities | Leadership Team
The highly experienced leadership team of Second Act Communities is excited to lead in the movement of Forever Home for Every Child.
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Jessica Guglielmo
Interim President and CEO

Jessica Guglielmo is Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Second Act Communities.  She has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit community and housing development sector including experience in developing, implementing and evaluating housing and human services programs. Her passion for serving the community and helping its most vulnerable citizens is what drives her.

Jessica has served in the role of Chief Operations Officer of both organizations since January 2002 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the organizations’ housing portfolio, services and programs.   Some of her accomplishments include: the development, construction and operation of West Neck Village, an intermediate care facility serving persons with developmental disabilities, the development, construction, and operation of Beach Park West, a small multi-family affordable housing development serving persons with intellectual disabilities, and the development, construction, and operation of Cedar Grove Apartments which is the first development of its kind in the State of Virginia providing permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled veterans.

In her current role she provides strategic and programmatic oversight and oversees the day-to-day operations of all of the agencies’ programs and services, organizational effectiveness and human resources, procurement, grants and contracts, asset management, strategic planning and office administration.

Through her experience, Jessica has a distinguished track record of success overseeing the creation of social and human service programming, organizational operations, overseeing the development, construction, and management of affordable scattered site and small multi-family housing developments.

Jessica is a 1994 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in child and adolescent development.  She is a member of NAHRO and serves on the BEACH Governing Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2010 Hampton Roads Housing Consortium Housing Partner Award.  She has done voluntary work for the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast.  She currently lives in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and two children.


Kim Johnson
Chief Financial Officer

Kim Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer of Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation and Second Act Communities, providing leadership and guidance to the organization on financial reporting, planning and resource allocation issues.

Kim is a Certified Public Accountant and has an extensive background in Accounting and Finance, and more than 25 years working specifically with nonprofit organizations. She has served as Treasurer on various boards of non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area, and has been a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Howard University.