Sheila Bynum-Coleman is a native of Chesterfield County, where she graduated from Monacan High School where she was a member of the track and basketball teams. Sheila attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her B.A. from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Studies.
Sheila Bynum-Coleman is a wife and mother of five. Her children attend Chesterfield County Public Schools, with her oldest child received her B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College and will be attending Eastern Virginia Medical School in the fall. On February 28th, 2017, Sheila was sworn in as a member of the Board of Contractors the first African American woman to hold a position on the board.
Sheila began her career as a licensed real estate agent. She expanded her real estate services and founded R.H. Coleman Enterprises LLC, headquartered in Chesterfield County which operates in fifteen states around the country providing services for bank foreclosures and default properties. She has worked on many campaigns to help elect candidates she supported by organizing field teams, providing rides to the polls and registering voters.
Sheila has volunteered as a mentor with at risk youth along with providing counseling services. She has worked to help citizens being released from prison with job placement and housing recently Sheila and her husband opened a transition home offering housing for men that are homeless coming from the prison system. Their program involves housing, job training, credit repair and counseling services. Sheila works to connect services to help assist with becoming a productive member of society. Sheila volunteers with Veterans Helping Veterans, Guardians and several civic and several other community and civic organizations linking the needs of the community to people and programs providing assistance. Sheila is an active member of a number of civic and community organizations and volunteers her time teaching classes for first time home buyers, entrepreneurial development workshops, contracting with the Federal Government and fiscal management. She has also worked as a children’s advocate for over ten years and has partnered with several organizations to improve the conditions in local area schools.
Sheila Bynum-Coleman’s unique skill-set will translate into an efficient and effective Legislator that provides viable solutions to everyday problems. She will be an effective agent of change for our Commonwealth.