Leadership

Board and Staff Impact


board of directors
1,357
hours were contributed by board members, valued at nearly $90,000


Volunteer Team
6,327
volunteers were recruited and managed by the NVFS Volunteer Team

Staff
450+
staff members help provide the breadth and depth of services that our community needs

Board of Directors

Officers

Steve Gladis, Ph.D. Chair

Steve Gladis Leadership Partners

Steve Gladis, Ph.D. Chair

Steve Gladis Leadership Partners

An executive coach, author, and speaker, Dr. Steve Gladis is an authority on the subject of leadership. CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners — a leadership development company — he is the author of 19 books on leadership and a professor at George Mason University. His company works with businesses, associations and U.S. government agencies, and he speaks regularly at conferences and corporate gatherings. A former faculty member at the University of Virginia, Dr. Gladis also served as an FBI special agent and was a decorated officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His company donates a significant portion of corporate profits back to the community. His newest book, Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work, was released in 2013 and is available on Amazon.

Steven Alloy
Vice Chair

Stanley Martin

Steven Alloy
Vice Chair

Stanley Martin

Steven Alloy is the President of Stanley Martin.  Stanley Martin is one of the largest homebuilding companies on the East Coast and engages in residential development, new home construction, mortgage banking, and title and settlement services in the Washington D.C., Charlottesville, Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, and Atlanta metro areas.  Mr. Alloy joined Stanley Martin in 1991 and has been its President since 1998.  In 2017, Stanley Martin became a subsidiary of the Daiwa House Group, the largest real estate development and construction company in Japan.  In the fiscal year ending 3/31/2018, Daiwa House had annual revenues of $34 billion.

Mr. Alloy is also a principal and founder of Duball, a developer of urban apartments, condominiums, and hotels in the Washington area.

Outside of Stanley Martin, Mr. Alloy works to combat homelessness in the D.C. region.  He is a Life Director and Past President of HomeAid Northern Virginia, the local chapter of HomeAid America.  Mr. Alloy also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Northern Virginia Family Services, one of the largest nonprofits in Virginia.  One of the many NVFS service areas is homelessness prevention, which it performs by managing county shelters, providing case management, and managing other homelessness prevention services.

Within his industry, Mr. Alloy has been a leader in his trade association, both as a Past President and a Life Director of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of George Mason University’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Alloy is also a past member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and a current member of YPO-Gold.  He is a tennis enthusiast and is married with three children.

Jennifer Lindsey, MD Secretary

Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Jennifer Lindsey, MD Secretary

Pediatric Cardiology Associates

Jennifer H. Lindsey, MD, FAAP, FACC is a pediatric cardiologist working with fetal to young adult patients in the Northern Virginia area to manage their congenital heart defects and help them get on with the more important aspects of living. Born and raised locally, Dr. Lindsey has lived in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and the Mclean/Tyson’s Corner neighborhoods. As an early teen, her parents sent her to the Madeira School, where she met her accomplished friend, Misti Mukherjee (who would later introduce her NVFS).

In 1984, Dr. Lindsey matriculated to Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where she pursued a major in mathematics (B.S. Mathematics, 1988). While at Haverford, Dr. Lindsey had the great opportunity to play soccer and lacrosse for four years, where she co-captained both of these teams in her senior year, went to NCAA competition twice, and received various boring athletic awards (MVP, National College Athletes Hall of Fame, All Conference, All American). From 1988 to 1992, Dr. Lindsey attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she met Charlie Lindsey, whom she married in 1995. From 1992 to 1995, Dr. Lindsey completed her residency in Pediatrics (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1992-1994; University of Virginia 1994-1995). During residency, exposure to patients living at/below the poverty line led to Dr. Lindsey’s work as a general Pediatrician in rural South Carolina for a year, while her husband completed his fellowship training. In 1996, she returned to the University of Virginia for two years of research on the renin-angiotensin system, followed by completion of a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology.

Dr. Lindsey has presented at national and international scientific meetings, is published in peer reviewed medical journals, authored a textbook chapter, and has received teaching awards (Andy Ford Award; Resident Teaching Award). Her love, however, is her patients. Desiring to return to her roots, Dr. Lindsey returned to the Northern Virginia area to join a private practice pediatric cardiology group in 2000 She is on the staff of numerous hospitals (Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Reston Hospital, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Medstar Montgomery General Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital) in the Northern Virginia and nearby regions. Somewhere amid fellowship training and early career, Dr. Lindsey had two children (Wyatt Lindsey, now a freshman at the University of Richmond; Julia Lindsey, in 10th grade at the Dominion Christian School). Career and life were arrested mid-stride nearly 8 years ago when Julia was diagnosed with a brain tumor and subsequently had two recurrences. Today, Julia is 3.5 years cancer-free and healthy, and celebration is a daily occurrence in the Lindsey household.

Amid the chaos, Dr. Lindsey spends her time with her husband, children, family and friends, volunteering at a local homeless shelter (TLC), donating and raising funds (schools, LoVE Orphanage, TLC, Feed the Hungry & others), and trying to get in the daily 30 minutes on the exercise bike.

Timothy F. (Tim) Kenny Treasurer

FHLB Office of Finance

Timothy F. (Tim) Kenny Treasurer

FHLB Office of Finance

Timothy F. (Tim) Kenny is a senior executive with extensive experience in audit, financial and risk management, mortgage finance, consulting and banking. Currently, Tim is the Chief Audit Executive for the Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Auditor for Freddie Mac, and concurrently served on the Senior Operating Committee, Enterprise Risk Committee, and multiple senior executive forums for this $2 trillion organization. During his tenure, Tim led numerous initiatives within his division to improve transparency, customer service, employee relations and retention; and, managed key enterprise-wide audit programs to improve corporate governance, risk management and controls.

Tim is a former BearingPoint Managing Director, where he led financial professionals on myriad consulting engagements with mortgage bankers, Ginnie Mae, the Federal Housing Administration, the Small Business Administration, and the US Departments of Treasury and Education.

He is also a former KPMG Partner, where he provided audit and advisory services to a broad portfolio of private and public clients. In this role, he led the development of audit plans and teams to perform independent financial statement audits of public, private and non-profit entities across multiple industries with a focus on financial services, including mortgage banking. As the Primary Recruiter for the Washington DC Office, he led KPMG’s extensive college recruiting efforts at thirteen universities in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Additionally, Tim was selected as a KPMG National Instructor and designed/delivered mortgage banking audit training for Partners and Managers.

Tim completed The Leadership and Strategic Impact Program of the Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a certification in risk management assurance from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Since 2011, Tim has served on the Board of Directors for Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), and the University Of Utah – School Of Accounting. Currently, he is the treasurer and a member of the NVFS board executive committee, and chair of the audit and investment committees. In May of 2018, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of Summit Consulting LLC. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Farmer Mac and its audit and governance committees, and on the Board of Directors for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC.

Barbara J. Rudin, Ph.D. Immmediate Past Chair

Manhattan Strategy Group

Barbara J. Rudin, Ph.D. Immmediate Past Chair

Manhattan Strategy Group

Dr. Rudin is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in government consulting and public policy, and is currently the executive vice president of operations and programs at Manhattan Strategy Group. She has overseen more than $300 million in annual revenues in the technology, health, education and international development arenas. Serving the federal sector, Dr. Rudin’s clients included the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development. As a senior corporate leader, Dr. Rudin has experience with all facets of P&L responsibility, business development and staff professional development.

With a background in early education, Dr. Rudin has significant expertise in federally funded Head Start programs and those serving at-risk children and families along the continuum of needs, including housing, child welfare, mental health services and public health. She has served on a number of non-profit boards and organizations.

Dr. Rudin holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Development and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Members

Jenn Aument Transurban (USA) Inc.

Jenn Aument Transurban (USA) Inc.

Jennifer Aument oversees Transurban’s business in the United States and Canada, where she is responsible for the development, financing, construction and operations of major toll road infrastructure. She also serves on the global leadership team for the $26 billion international toll road owner and operator.

As a leader in the transportation industry, Jennifer has advised state governments across the country on issues related to transport policy, innovative finance and public-private partnerships, and currently serves on advisory boards for the Eno Center for Transportation, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the Highway Users Alliance and George Mason University. She was recently named among the “Outstanding Women in the Building Industry” and Commercial Real Estate Women’s “Woman of Impact.”

Ms. Aument joined Transurban in 2006 and serves as president of the group’s North American business. Ms. Aument led the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure funding in the United States, pioneering a number of innovative financing and technology strategies in the development of major transportation projects, including the $3 billion 495 and 95 Express Lanes in Virginia.

Prior to joining Transurban in 2006, Jennifer worked for Bechtel Infrastructure to develop the Washington Metrorail Silver Line. She began her career working in the West Virginia state legislature and went on to work as a public affairs and policy advisor to energy, infrastructure and financial services companies, including major multinational corporations such as HSBC, Suez Energy and General Motors. She is also a commissioner for the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees one of the largest shipping enterprises in the US. She is a past chairman of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

She holds a Masters of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from West Virginia University.

Lynda Boggs Deloitte Consulting

Lynda Boggs Deloitte Consulting

Lynda is a leader in Deloitte’s Government Public Services practice. She serves as the Lead Consulting Partner for Deloitte’s work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, Lynda leads a portfolio of transformational projects within the VA to help modernize their operations and improve care to the Veteran and their families such as modernizing the supply chain, improving health care operations and transitioning to a new financial management system.

Lynda also serves as a champion of our Human Capital offering for the Federal Health sector. In this role she aligns market needs to internal capabilities in the areas of organizational, workforce and human resource transformation. She also supports the development of talent aligned to the offering and the deployment of resources to fulfill market needs. She coaches and provides mentoring to staff and clients to achieve their program and other professional objectives through facilitated sessions in our Greenhouse Lab and by serving as co-dean for leadership programs such as Life Science and Health Care Manager Success.

Lynda formerly worked at U.S. Department of State as well as U.S. Health & Human Services.

Angie Casper CACI

Angie Casper CACI

Ms. Casper has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources (HR) leader, aligning HR and business strategy and managing transformation and change. Before joining CACI as Chief Human Resources Officer, she served at LMI and Cobham: Advanced Electronic Solutions. Prior to that, she spent 14 years at Lockheed Martin, most recently as vice president of human resources for the defense business. Prior to joining Lockheed, she had a variety of leadership positions in human resources in aerospace- and technology-based organizations. Ms. Casper has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in management from Antioch University, and a master’s degree in international human resources leadership from Rutgers University.

Kevin DeSanto KippsDeSanto & Co.

Kevin DeSanto KippsDeSanto & Co.

Mr. DeSanto is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of KippsDeSanto & Co., a premier investment banking firm headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC.

Mr. DeSanto has a broad base of experience in providing corporate transaction advisory services. He has been personally involved in advising shareholders, boards of directors and management teams of over 100 companies in connection with strategic alternatives assessments, acquisitions, sales and divestitures, going-private transactions, raising of private debt and equity financing, fairness opinions, solvency opinions and general corporate planning.

In 2012, Mr. DeSanto was recognized as a finalist at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards (Emerging Influential of the Year) and as a “40 under 40” award winner by The M&A Advisor. He was recognized in 2011 on Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of outstanding regional business leaders and as the Dealmaker of the Year – Investment Banker by the Association for Corporate Growth’s National Capital Chapter. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of MissionLink, a DC-based, invitation-only technology industry CEO forum. He is a member of Young Business Leaders (YBL), a group of entrepreneurs focused on enhancing philanthropic efforts in the Northern Virginia region. Mr. DeSanto is highly involved with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, where he serves on the Board of Directors, as Board Secretary and as past Co-Chair of The Future Fund.

Prior to founding KippsDeSanto, Mr. DeSanto was a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace∙Defense∙Government industry investment banking group. During his 9 years with Houlihan Lokey, Mr. DeSanto was a leader on a team of investment bankers focused on the Government Technology industry segment, responsible for engagement execution, industry coverage efforts, new business calling programs and staffing.

Throughout his career, Mr. DeSanto has been instrumental in transaction execution, business development, operational and recruiting efforts. Mr. DeSanto received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has remained engaged in campus activities, including participating in the Alumni Admissions Program, MSB Young Alumni Mentor program and serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Hoyas Unlimited and the Baseball program. In addition, Mr. DeSanto is a member of the Fundraising Committee for the non-profit NextStep Fitness.

Carrie Dooher Crosby Marketing Communications

Carrie Dooher Crosby Marketing Communications

Carrie Dooher brings a broad range of skills in marketing; communications; public relations and affairs; law; and public health. As a Senior Vice President and Senior Strategist at Crosby Marketing, she leads national marketing and outreach programs for nonprofit organizations and federal agencies. Her clients throughout her career, both at Crosby and in her previous role at Ogilvy as a Senior Vice President, range across the federal government, private, and public sectors, including Peace Corps, HHS, DHS, Lupus Foundation of America, and DuPont. She has worked for more than 18 years as an advocate for public health and interest, leading best-in-class and award-winning branding, recruitment, and integrated marketing campaigns for clients and implementing and managing strategy and messaging.

Previously, Carrie served as the Director of Trends and Consumer Insights for the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and International Food Information Council Foundation. Carrie began her career practicing regulatory law for nearly 10 years at two major Washington, D.C., law firms after earning her Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. Carrie received her honors degree from the University of Michigan.

Carrie is a Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and she has served as a Board Member of numerous local nonprofit organizations in addition to NVFS, including the Y (YMCA) and Children’s International Art Outreach. Carrie resides in Arlington with her husband and two boys.

 

Xenia Garofalo Tax Associate

Xenia Garofalo Tax Associate

Xenia Garofalo is a tax associate as well as a former adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, where she routinely serves as a guest speaker. She focuses her legal practice on the tax aspects of financial instruments, structured finance and investment vehicles. Ms. Garofalo routinely provides tax advice to issuers, underwriters, financial institutions and other clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly in connection with mortgage-backed securitization, including REMICs, real estate finance and structured finance.

Ms. Garofalo also provides advice on the taxation of various types of investment funds to sponsors, funds, and investors. In addition, she counsels clients on the tax-efficient use of special purpose vehicles, such as REITs, and advises issuers, investors and underwriters with respect to taxation of financial instruments and debt/equity tax classification issues.

Ms. Garofalo also advises charities, on a pro bono basis, regarding various formational, international, and operational issues. She has been honored by The National Black Lawyers as one of its “Top 40 Under 40.” She has previously participated in NVFS’ Village of Impact service activities.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez EY

Juan Pablo Gonzalez EY

Juan Pablo González is a Partner/Principal in EY’s People Advisory Services. A seasoned consultant, corporate executive and board member, he is known for helping leading organizations address their highest growth and execution-focused priorities. Juan’s more than 30 years of experience spans a range of critical issues including strategic and operational planning, organization restructuring and transformation, human resources strategy, rewards strategy and program design, and performance measurement. Because of his breadth and depth of experience, Juan works across a range of industries and is often called upon to engage directly with high-profile skeptics and senior leaders.

Prior to joining the firm, Juan was a partner with Axiom Consulting Partners for over a decade. In addition to his role at Axiom, Juan has also led consulting practices for Mercer and for RSM. His senior corporate roles included combining and leading the compensation, benefits and human resources information systems functions for Constellation Energy and Baan Company. Juan has also been a consultant with Sibson & Company and held corporate positions with Alexander and Alexander Services, Inc., (now AON), Philip Morris Companies Inc. and Salomon Brothers.

Juan is known as a human capital strategist who has led multidisciplinary team teams to solve their client’s most pressing issues at the intersection of business and people strategy. Representative engagements include:

  • Strategy development and execution: Juan partnered with leadership teams and boards of directors across a range of industries to create or refresh enterprise business strategies to drive growth and competitive advantage.
  • Organization transformation: Juan led numerous large-scale engagements in support of changes in strategy, M&A activity and internal restructuring in leading firms, across human capital-intensive businesses.
  • Human resources strategy: He supported clients in the development and activation of business-based strategies to guide human resources organization design, resource deployment and prioritization. Juan’s article, “How to Develop an HR Strategic Plan” was Workspan magazine’s May 2016 cover story.
  • Return on human capital: Juan guided numerous leadership teams in industry-leading employers in the development and deployment of their total reward strategies to integrate and guide their companies’ investments in compensation and benefits for maximum ROI.

Brian K. Jackson Booz Allen Hamilton

Brian K. Jackson Booz Allen Hamilton

Beginning in real estate in the mid-1980s, Brian K. Jackson has established a career based on excellent service, teamwork and integrity.

During his 30-plus years in the real estate arena, Mr. Jackson has managed more than 4 million square feet of diverse real estate holdings in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Mr. Jackson has experience in managing office, retail, medical, industrial/flex and residential properties. In 1993, he received the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), a leading commercial real estate trade organization. He is currently a real estate consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. He is also a licensed real estate professional in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Though a native of North Carolina, Mr. Jackson is a longtime resident of Northern Virginia, moving to the area in 1972 and making Reston his hometown in 1974. He is a product of Fairfax County Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College.

In his spare time, Mr. Jackson is an active member of his church, playing in the church band. He also is a freelance musician. In addition, Mr. Jackson is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, teaching the JA curriculum to first graders, and coaches his youngest daughter’s soccer team. Mr. Jackson resides in South Riding, Va., with his wife, Connie, and their two daughters.

Marc Katz Custom Ink

Marc Katz Custom Ink

Marc Katz co-founded Custom Ink in 2000 and serves as its chairman and CEO. Mr. Katz has led CustomInk from inception to become a $200+ million community commerce innovator, recognized for marketplace and workplace excellence, with a strong board and leadership team.

Prior to founding Custom Ink, Mr. Katz served as a financial analyst in the M&A group of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown (formerly James D. Wolfensohn, Inc.), where he advised telecommunications companies with respect to their strategic transactions. Mr. Katz graduated from Harvard in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in physics.

Derek Ligeikis EY

Derek Ligeikis EY

Derek Ligeikis is an assurance partner in Ernst & Young’s financial services practice, responsible for managing some of the firm’s larger and complex accounts and relationships. He joined Ernst & Young in 2002 from Arthur Andersen and has served a variety of public and private financial institutions including banks, asset managers, mortgage REITs, government sponsored entities and real estate companies. Mr. Ligeikis has worked collaboratively with clients on the resolution of complex business issues, private and public debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and technical accounting and SEC matters. Mr. Ligeikis is involved with and leads multiple people initiatives within Ernst & Young, including active participation in career watch programs, performance review committees, and firm education, training and recruiting.

Mr. Ligeikis received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a certified public accountant in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is also a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants.

Kris Manning Clark Construction

Kris Manning Clark Construction

Kris Manning is a Vice President at Clark Construction. Kris has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business and Lean Enterprise Certificate from San Diego State University.

Over the past 21 years, Kris has worked with Clark Construction in various roles across the country. He currently leads Clark’s corporate safety program focusing on achieving an injury- and incident-free workplace. Kris is responsible for planning for safety throughout all aspects of Clark’s business, enhancing the safety climate on our projects, and providing a deeper level of safety training nationally.

Kris has held various leadership roles in both industry and charitable organizations, most recently serving on the board of Taller San Jose Hope Builders headquartered in Anaheim and the Chair for the Lean Construction Community of Practice in Los Angeles/Orange County.

Kris and his wife, Stacey, currently live in Oakton, VA with their two children.

Sonia McCormick PNC Financial Services Group

Sonia McCormick PNC Financial Services Group

Sonia McCormick is senior vice president, director of client and community relations for PNC Financial Services Group.

Her experience as the public relations manager for the American Bankers Association landed her a vice president of corporate communications role at Riggs Bank, which was, at the time, one of the most recognizable banking organizations in D.C. After Riggs was sold to PNC in 2005, McCormick was one of the lucky few selected to remain on board to carry out PNC’s ambitious undertaking of cultivating a presence in a new market.

In the past 13 years, the Arlington native and her small team have been able to do just that, forming corporate and philanthropic relationships with partners that include the Washington Nationals — which fortuitously in 2005 also began establishing a presence in the region — Georgetown University, and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

McCormick’s role has evolved over the years, moving from corporate communications in 2012 to director of client and community relations, where she’s responsible for marketing, philanthropic and business development initiatives in the region. She now oversees and manages the company’s signature philanthropic program, “Grow Up Great,” a multiyear, multimillion-dollar program to help young children with school and life preparedness.

My-Chau Nguyen SiriusXM Radio

My-Chau Nguyen SiriusXM Radio

My-Chau Nguyen is a senior sales and marketing executive with 35+ years of business experience, including 25 years in media/high tech and telecommunications. She is currently the Sr. Vice President, Direct Sales & Marketing at SiriusXM Radio, the largest audio entertainment company in the world with the recent acquisition of Pandora. In her role, Ms. Nguyen is responsible for acquisition and re-acquisition marketing. She is based in Washington, D.C and New York, NY.

Prior to joining SiriusXM in 2006, Ms. Nguyen held senior marketing and sales roles at Nextel, Earthlink, AOL, Cable & Wireless, Sprint and Xerox. Her background covers all aspects of marketing/sales in Consumer and Business to Business, in the U.S. and globally.

She is a graduate of the American University (Washington, D.C.) and received a Strategic Business Leadership certificate from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Ms. Nguyen lives with her husband, Thong Nguyen, in Great Falls, Va., and has two grown daughters. In her spare time, she works with various nonprofit organizations on marketing initiatives.

Casey Veatch Veatch Commercial Real Estate

Casey Veatch Veatch Commercial Real Estate

Casey Veatch is a native of Northern Virginia, having grown up in Reston. He has spent his entire career in the commercial real estate industry, working with Real Asset Management, the Irving Group, and Trammell Crow Company before starting his own company, Veatch Commercial Real Estate. He represents companies and organizations concerning their facilities procurement and dispositions locally and across the country. He has developed, owned and operated a car wash as well as invested in a variety of companies.

Mr. Veatch serves in various capacities with a number of organizations in the area including the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun CEO Cabinet, High Tech Prayer Breakfast, Cornerstones and Leadership Fairfax.  He is a licensed broker in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Bill White Apple Federal Credit Union

Bill White Apple Federal Credit Union

Bill White studied accounting and computer science at Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. While attending university he worked at the IBM Credit Union as a programmer, operator and loan officer. During his tenure with the credit union, Mr. White worked his way up to president and CEO and remained president until November 2011, at which time the credit union merged with Apple Federal Credit Union, where he serves as regional president of Prince William County. Mr. White is responsible for increasing commercial lending business and deposits.

Mr. White is the past chairman of the Prince William Chamber, and currently serves on the finance committee and the board of directors. He is the past president of the Center of the Arts and presently serves as its treasurer. He is an active in the Manassas Rotary Club, serving as chairman of the membership committee and a vice president of its foundation.

Wayne Zell

Wayne M. Zell, J.D. Zell Law

Wayne M. Zell, J.D. Zell Law

Wayne M. Zell, Esq. is the President and founding member of Zell Law. He has spent his legal, public accounting and business advisory career counseling clients in a broad range of industries, including technology companies of all types and investor groups, as well as non-profit organizations. His clients also include for-profit and non-profit executives, service providers and high-net worth individuals.

Mr. Zell has extensive experience in representing clients in complex estate planning and business planning matters. In estate planning matters, Mr. Zell routinely advises clients in structuring and preparing intricate revocable and irrevocable trusts, basic estate planning (i.w., wills, medical directives and powers of attorney), family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, life insurance vehicles, charitable giving arrangements (including charitable lead and remainder trusts), private and public foundations and grant making programs, asset protection planning, and joint ventures with tax-exempt organizations, and compensation and equity incentive plans for executives.

In business planning matters, Mr. Zell represents the owners of closely-held businesses and non-profits on general business formation and operations, tax and succession planning matters, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation and CEO/founder issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zell has practiced as an attorney and as a CPA with a variety of law firms and public accounting firms. He also served as General Counsel and CFO of YellowBrix, Inc., an internet content provider and enterprise software developer. He was a Senior Manager in the Washington National Tax Service Office of Price Waterhouse, specializing in tax-exempt organizations and flow-through entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts, and has practiced as a certified public accountant since 1980.

Mr. Zell is admitted to practice as an attorney in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Zell currently serves on the Board of Directors, Governance Committee and Executive Committee of Northern Virginia Family Service. He also serves as a member of the Cornerstone Board at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Zell is an active speaker and writer on estate planning, business planning, and tax planning topics. For more detailed content authored by Mr. Zell, please visit www.blueprintforwealth.org. He has received an AV rating, the highest rating granted by Martindale-Hubbell, the preeminent law directory and attorney rating service. Since 2013, Mr. Zell has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Taxation. Mr. Zell lives in Reston, Virginia, with his beautiful wife, Lorri, and their four dogs (his four amazing kids are grown up and launching).

Senior Team

Stephanie Berkowitz President & Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Berkowitz President & Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Berkowitz is President & Chief Executive Officer of Northern Virginia Family Service, a leading organization working to ensure low-income children and families in Northern Virginia reach their fullest potential. NVFS utilizes a unique wraparound service approach, and is recognized locally and nationally as a leader and innovator of social impact.

Stephanie has spent more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector building public and private partnerships and innovative responses to community needs. Previously, she served as the Director of the Survivors’ Fund Project, a $25 million long-term recovery program for victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Survivors’ Fund became recognized nationally as a model program for community response following a disaster. The Survivors’ Fund also developed a successful partnership model with the American Red Cross which was replicated nationwide.

Stephanie has served on numerous nonprofit boards focused on improving opportunities for children and families, and strengthening communities. She currently serves on the boards of Leadership Fairfax and the Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Council, and previously served on the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board and HomeAid Northern Virginia Board. Stephanie is also a member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit Advisory Council. In 2019, Stephanie was selected as a Women Who Mean Business honoree by the Washington Business Journal.

Stephanie holds a BA in Psychology from Lafayette College and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. She loves spending time with her family, enjoys the theater, and is a lifelong tennis enthusiast.

Contact: sberkowitz@nvfs.org, 571.748.2506

Jacqueline Dendievel Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Jacqueline Dendievel Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Jacqueline Dendievel, SPHR, joined Northern Virginia Family Service in September 2013 as its Vice President of Human Resources.

Most recently, Jacqueline was a Senior Human Resource Manager at Leidos (formerly SAIC), part of a team supporting the company’s national security sector. Prior to SAIC she was a Senior Consultant with Helios HR, working with a variety of clients in the nonprofit and for-profit arenas, including healthcare, professional services, technology, higher education and international development. While at Helios, Jacqueline volunteered with NVFS, offering job preparation training for Training Futures trainees. Her career also includes positions with International Data Group (IDG), Georgetown University Medical Center, American University Career Center, and Cable Publications, Inc.

Jacqueline earned an M.B.A. from the Babson Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, Mass., and her B.S. in Public Relations from Boston University’s College of Communication. She holds a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University, Certificate in Employee Relations from Cornell University, eCornell, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She also earned a “Cours de Civilisation Francaise” certificate and diploma from La Sorbonne in Paris. She is an avid runner, with numerous marathons and other competitive races to her credit.

Contact: jdendievel@nvfs.org, 571.748.2525

Andrea Eck Executive Vice President, Programs

Andrea Eck Executive Vice President, Programs

Andrea Eck has worked in the nonprofit human service field for 18 years and has been an employee of Northern Virginia Family Service since 2001. She has held a number of positions from direct service to management, providing services and administering programs for low-income individuals and families.

As the Client Services Manager for the Survivors’ Fund Project from 2004-2008, she provided direct supervision to a team of case managers working with victims and survivors of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the distribution of over 20 million dollars in direct assistance to aid in clients return to self-sufficiency. As the Director of Quality Improvement, Andrea was responsible for consistency in service delivery, strategic planning and evaluation across the agency. From March 2013 until June 2015 Andrea was the Director of Housing Services, overseeing agency Homeless and Housing Programs including the full continuum of financial assistance, shelter, rapid re-housing, transitional, permanent supportive, affordable rentals, homelessness prevention, and community based housing and subsidy programs across Northern Virginia.

During her time as the Director of Housing, Andrea helped to provide leadership as that division grew from one shelter, located on the SERVE campus in Manassas, to include two additional shelters: the Hilda Barg Homelessness Prevention Center in Prince William County and the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter in Fairfax County. In her current role as the Senior Vice President of Programs, Andrea provides leadership across multiple services areas including Workforce Development, Housing and Homeless Services, and the Multicultural and Youth Initiatives Programs.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from George Mason in Fairfax, Va.

Contact: aeck@nvfs.org, 571.748.2601

Kathleen McMahon Executive Vice President, Development & Communications

Kathleen McMahon Executive Vice President, Development & Communications

Kathleen McMahon joined  Northern Virginia Family Service in February 2019 as the Executive Vice President of Development and Communications. Kathleen brings over 15 years of fundraising leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. As both a professional and volunteer, Kathleen has worked tirelessly to build capacity for national and local social impact organizations focused on youth development, volunteer service, dropout prevention, workforce development, education, and mentoring. She joins NVFS most recently from the Student Conservation Association, where she was the Senior Director for Foundation Relations. Prior to that she served as Chief of Staff at the policy research firm Civic with primary responsibility for business development, grant writing, and external communications. Earlier in her career, Kathleen led teams at Capital Partners for Education, WAVE, and the Points of Light Foundation to develop programs and generate individual, foundation, corporate, and government support.

Kathleen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University and earned a Masters in NGO/Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.  Kathleen lives in her hometown of Arlington, VA with her husband and three daughters, and loves to travel, practice yoga, and explore new restaurants.

kmcmahon@nvfs.org, 571.748.2535

Cliff Yee

Clifford Yee Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Clifford Yee Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Cliff YeeClifford Yee joined Northern Virginia Family Service in March 2018 as its Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the Agency’s Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management, Procurement, Facilities Management, and NVFS Ventures social enterprise functions.

Cliff brings over two decades of professional experience gained in the consulting, financial services, and nonprofit sectors delivering business results and social value. Prior to NVFS, Cliff was the Managing Director of Corporate Social Responsibility services at Raffa where he advised organizations on assessing, improving, and implementing their social impact and partnership strategies. Earlier in his career, Cliff was the SVP/Senior Director of Community Affairs & Market President Network at Capital One, a strategy consultant with CAST Management Consultants, the Associate Executive Director of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity & Foundation, and an information technology consultant with Broughton Systems.

Cliff earned an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Business Administration cum laude from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He also holds a Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from the University of California – Berkeley, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Certified ScrumMaster with the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, Cliff is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Northern Virginia Advisory Council for Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. His previous civic engagement includes volunteer service with Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa (National Treasurer), Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington (Treasurer), Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board, Tahirih Justice Center, Points of Light Civic Accelerator, and both his alma maters. Cliff and his wife reside in Fairfax, Virginia.

Contact: cyee@nvfs.org, 571.748.2510

Malinda Langford Senior Vice President, Programs

Malinda Langford Senior Vice President, Programs

Malinda Langford serves as the Senior Vice President of Child, Family and Youth Services for Northern Virginia Family Service. Malinda manages the child, family, and youth umbrella of services, which includes: Early Head Start, Head Start, Healthy Families, Intervention and Prevention Education, Violence Intervention and Prevention Education, Therapeutic Foster Care and Reunification Programming for youth who are uniting with families living in the United States. Malinda previously served as the director of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs for two and a half years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in human relations from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and has worked in the field of early childhood education for the past 35 years. She has one daughter who is a stage actress and resides in Chicago.

Contact: mlangford@nvfs.org, 571.748.2555

Laurent Poirot Vice President, IT & Infrastructure

Laurent Poirot Vice President, IT & Infrastructure

Laurent originally joined the NVFS team in 2009 as the Senior Network Systems Administrator.  Over the last several years, his role and responsibilities have expanded to now encompass management of the Agency’s Information Technology and Infrastructure needs.  His core passion remains focused on helping to deliver new technologies that enable the NVFS staff to better achieve the core mission of the organization.

Laurent is a results-oriented technology professional bringing more than 20 years of professional experience in the technology field.  He is a graduate of the University of Burgundy’s Institute of Technology in Dijon, France. Laurent currently resides in Springfield with his wife and children.

Contact: lpoirot@nvfs.org, 571.748.2523

Leyla Alijani Director, NVFS Ventures

Leyla Alijani Director, NVFS Ventures

Leyla Alijani joined Northern Virginia Family Service in December 2018 as the Director of Ventures with the responsibility of launching and leading the strategy, development and implementation of NVFS Ventures. She is responsible for the administration and management of the Agency’s social enterprise and innovation endeavors.

Leyla brings over 17 years of multi-sector professional experience through her work in government, management consulting, and business. Leyla started her career at the National Security Council in the Clinton White House and later joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a management consultant working on projects in multiple agencies across the federal government. Leyla transitioned from client consulting to join Booz Allen’s Community Relations & Involvement Team where her efforts focused on managing firm-wide Corporate Citizenship efforts, including Pro Bono volunteering, grants, and community programming. Her desire to focus on her growing family led her to leave Booz and follow her entrepreneurial passions and creative spirit in launching a boutique home and interiors design small business. She brings a unique and diverse mix of business skills to NVFS in her role as Ventures Director.

Leyla earned her master’s degree in Business Technology from Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. In her free time, she loves to explore the city and spend time outdoors with her children.

Contact: lalijani@nvfs.org, 571.748.2508

Tori Andrea Babington Director, Legal Services

Tori Andrea Babington Director, Legal Services

Tori Andrea Babington is the Director of Legal Services at Northern Virginia Family Service. She oversees the Immigration Legal Services program, which works in tandem with other NVFS providers to offer holistic, wraparound services at multiple locations. Tori is instrumental in designing innovative models to meet legal needs across NVFS’ client base and within the larger Northern Virginia community.

Before becoming a director, Tori was the chief immigration attorney at NVFS’ Multicultural Center, where she represented refugees, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable immigrant populations. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Tori continues to assist NVFS clients in humanitarian and family-based immigration cases.

Prior to NVFS, Tori was a fellow in the Refugee Protection Program at Human Rights First. She was a Public Interest Law Scholar at Georgetown Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Tori is fluent in English and Spanish. She and her husband, Matt, are raising their family in Fauquier County, Va.

Contact: tandrea@nvfs.org

Kathy Bridgeman Director, Housing Services

Kathy Bridgeman Director, Housing Services

Kathy Bridgeman became the director of housing and homeless services in 2017, and has managed housing programs at NVFS since 2013. She was previously NVFS’ director of community housing.

Kathy holds Certified Housing Counselor (CHC) as well as Housing Specialist – Rental Counseling Certification (HSRCC) certifications from the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors.

Contact: kbridgeman@nvfs.org / 571.748.2575

Crystal Pitt Director, Homeless Service

Crystal Pitt Director, Homeless Service

Crystal Pitt joined Northern Virginia Family Service in September 2019 as the Director of Homeless Services. Crystal brings over 5 years of experience working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in assessing their needs and providing the most suitable and effective services. She joins NVFS most recently from the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, where she held multiple positions, and lastly served as the Assistant Program Director.

Throughout her career, she has focused on policy and program development, data analysis, and researching evidence-based models in order to improve the overall well-being of individuals and families experiencing homelessness within the emergency shelter. Her primary focus has been reducing the length of stay within an emergency shelter setting for individuals and families and ensuring that they are provided with safe and affordable housing solutions.

Crystal earned her master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Urban Children, Youth, and Families from Morgan State University and her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Delaware State University. She holds a Professional License from Maryland in Clinical Social Work.

Contact: cpittn@nvfs.org / 571.748.2575

Sarah Crosley

Sarah Crosley Director, Events

Sarah Crosley Director, Events

Sarah joined Northern Virginia Family Service in 2015 and oversees the many events and drives that generate funds for NVFS throughout the year, including NVFS’ largest annual fundraiser, the Road to Independence Gala. As a former executive coordinator for both NVFS and The Heart of America Foundation, Sarah possesses years of experience in providing executive, research and logistical support to boards of directors, chief executives and senior leadership teams.

Sarah’s work at NVFS is complemented by her volunteer experiences with Hogar Hispano, where she taught English as a Second Language and helped immigrants prepare for citizenship interviews, and with Habitat for Humanity DC, where she conducted income and credit report analyses and co-partnered with a Salvadorean family to assist them through the home-buying and building process.

Contact: scrosley@nvfs.org, 571.748.2502

Beth Dargatis Director, Finance

Beth Dargatis Director, Finance

Beth has more than 23 years of accounting experience, with more than 15 of those years working with and for nonprofits. She joined Northern Virginia Family Service in 1998. Beth manages the financial operations of the agency, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, monthly close, financial reporting, and grants management, as well as overseeing and managing audits by the agency’s independent auditors and numerous grant funders. She ensures that NVFS’ financial records are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Federal compliance requirements. Beth is also responsible for the development and completion of the Finance Department’s goals and objectives. Beth provides leadership, planning, and project coordination to the staff in the Finance Department, while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet both agency and staff needs.

Beth’s work experience prior to NVFS was as an auditor with Deloitte, where she worked primarily with nonprofit clients. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Muhlenberg College. She and her husband, David, live in Vienna, Va.

Contact: bdargatis@nvfs.org, 571.748.2511

Sharon Frost Director, Child Placement Services

Sharon Frost Director, Child Placement Services

Sharon Frost has been with Northern Virginia Family Service since 2001 and serves as the Director of Child Placement Services for NVFS, which includes therapeutic foster care, therapeutic respite care, adoption and family reunification.

Prior to NVFS, Sharon worked for The Pressley Ridge Schools in Pittsburgh helping develop and lead the Home Places Program, an innovative treatment program for children and young adults with dual mental health, mental retardation diagnoses and severely challenging behaviors. She served as Assistant Director and later as Director of the Home Places Program and PRISM Program. Before her leadership roles, she worked as a Parent Supervisor/Community Liaison and Senior Program Supervisor for the PRYDE Therapeutic Foster Care Program and Program Supervisor for the Home Places Program.

Sharon graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Sharon completed her Behavior Therapist/Student Practicum role at the May Institute in Cape Cod, Mass., which serves children with autism. She holds a Professional License from Pennsylvania in Psychology.

Contact: sfrost@nvfs.org, 571.748.2507

Karen Horowitz Director, Community & Volunteer Engagement

Karen Horowitz Director, Community & Volunteer Engagement

Karen Horowitz is the Director of Volunteer & Internship Engagement for Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) and has been with the agency in volunteer management and fundraising roles since 2009. In her current role, Karen has implemented best practices in volunteer administration throughout the agency by streamlining the volunteer onboarding process, significantly increasing volunteer involvement and engaging volunteers more strategically to increase the agency’s capacity and impact.

She has spent her career in the nonprofit sector focusing on volunteer management, building community partnerships and fundraising. Prior to joining NVFS, she worked for Alternative House and the Northern Virginia Chapter of MADD. Karen is a Northern Virginia native and graduate of George Mason University and the Leadership Fairfax class of 2010. She holds a Certificate in Volunteer Administration (CVA).

Contact: khorowitz@nvfs.org, 571.748.2626

Sara Kreitzer, NVFS director of corporate and foundation relations

Sara Kreitzer Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Sara Kreitzer Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Sara joined Northern Virginia Family Service as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in December 2018.

Sara has spent her career in the nonprofit sector focusing on corporate fundraising, establishing and enhancing employee volunteer programs and cause marketing campaigns for corporations across the globe. Most recently, Sara worked for First Book, facilitating a variety of corporate partnerships aimed at providing access to educational resources for children in need. Prior to First Book, Sara worked for Volunteer Fairfax, focusing on engaging with corporate and individual fundraisers to support volunteerism in Northern Virginia.

Sara is originally from Madison, WI, but has called Northern Virginia home since 2011. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and History from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In her free time, she likes to run, cook, bake, and spend time with her family.

Contact: skreitzer@nvfs.org, 571.748.2560

Ondrea McIntyre-Hall

Ondrea McIntyre-Hall Director, Health Access & Nutrition Services

Ondrea McIntyre-Hall Director, Health Access & Nutrition Services

Ondrea McIntyre-Hall has been with Northern Virginia Family Service since 2003 and serves as the Director of Health Access & Nutrition Services, overseeing programs including Medical Care for Children Partnership, Pediatric Primary Care Project, Prescription Access Program, Oral Health Access and the Hunger Resource Center. Ondrea previously led NVFS’ Early Head Start Home-Based Programs for 12 years.

Early in her career, Ondrea worked as a Drug Prevention Specialist for a housing authority in Ohio designing and implementing programs that reduced the likelihood of drug involvement for at-risk youth. Then as a School Interventionist with a mental health provider, she implemented innovative services using a new concept called “wraparound” services to support at-risk students in the Public Schools. As one of the first Care Managers hired to meet the continuum of care needs for children with disabilities in DC enrolled in the Medicaid MCO, Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc., Ondrea was instrumental in helping to lead the design and implementation to develop a national model of managed care services for children and youth. Unique to this model of services was a “plan of care” that featured both a multidisciplinary medical team alongside a patients’ individual community stakeholders.

Ondrea has served on numerous coalitions, advisory boards, task force and committees during her more than 25-year career. She is the current Co-Chair of the Northern Virginia Health Services Coalition, a body that represents the health safety net of the NOVA region. She is serving her 4th year as the elected Chair of Loudoun Pediatric Obesity Coalition and in her 6th year as the Chair of the Loudoun Promoting Safe & Stable Families Steering Committee.

Ondrea initially attended Miami University, but transferred and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Meredith McKeen Director, Multicultural Center & Youth Initiatives

Meredith McKeen Director, Multicultural Center & Youth Initiatives

Meredith McKeen, MSW, is a social worker with more than 18 years of experience administering, managing, and providing the following: services to at-risk youth; trauma recovery and disaster response services; and services to domestic violence survivors and child witnesses to violence.

Throughout her career in violence prevention and trauma recovery, Meredith has specialized in providing services to Spanish-speaking and Latino populations, with the goal of ensuring that immigrants and their family members have access to appropriate and effective services.

Meredith, who holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, began her social work career with the Victim Services Unit of the Austin Texas Police Department, providing services in English and Spanish for children and adults experiencing family violence and then worked in a domestic violence shelter for women and children in Washington, D.C. For the past 15 years her work with Northern Virginia Family Service has included: providing and managing youth violence prevention services; managing several trauma-recovery programs including the 9-11 Survivors’ Fund Project and the Hurricane Katrina Project; and providing training to staff of NVFS and other organizations.

Meredith is currently the director of the Multicultural Center and Youth Initiatives, managing NVFS’ array of holistic language- and culture-specific trauma-recovery, mental health, case management, intervention, and prevention services for youth and adults.

Contact: mmckeen@nvfs.org, 571.748.2574

Julie Mullen

Julie Mullen Director, Workforce Development

Julie Mullen Director, Workforce Development

Julie Mullen joined the NVFS team in January 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Workforce Development. In her role, she sets strategic vision and manages NVFS’ spectrum of workforce development solutions including Training Futures and LinkUp Fairfax, a pilot program in partnership with Fairfax County.

Julie’s passion for community and workforce development is evident in her 10 years’ experience working to build strong partnerships and fostering environments where individuals dedicated to improving their lives will succeed. Past experience includes three years in the Peace Corps, two years supporting entrepreneurial development in rural Oregon and two years at Year Up, closing the opportunity divide, and building a strong IT youth talent pipeline.

Julie received her Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in International Affairs with minors in Economics and Spanish and her Master’s in Business Administration from the Heller School at Brandeis University.

Contact: jmullen@nvfs.org, 571.748.2628

Nanci Pedulla Director, Healthy Families

Nanci Pedulla Director, Healthy Families

Nanci Pedulla, Director of the regional Healthy Families program, has been with Northern Virginia Family Service since 2006. Nanci has more than 25 years of experience with a range of international and domestic agencies serving families in need.

Throughout her career, Nanci has focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes among marginalized populations in the US and abroad. In her current position, Nanci directs 40 Healthy Families staff serving over 700 vulnerable families each year in Alexandria city and Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties.

Under her leadership, the Healthy Families program provides intensive and comprehensive home visiting services to expectant and new parents, successfully mitigating children’s risk for poor childhood outcomes including child maltreatment. Most recently, the Healthy Families program added a team of mental health therapists to provide in-home, bilingual counseling services to mothers who screen at risk for depression.

Previously, Nanci managed reproductive health programs in Latin America for Pathfinder International and INTRAH and provided a variety of health education services to immigrant and low income populations in New York City and Washington, DC. Nanci lived nearly 10 years in Latin America and Europe, including a four-year tour as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, and is fluent in English and Spanish. She received a Bachelors degree in American Culture from Vassar College and a Masters in Public Health in the area of Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: npedulla@nvfs.org, 571.748.2841