We have a fantastic staff dedicated to the children in our care. Listed below are our Chantilly office team members!
Deborah Evans, CEO
Deborah Evans is the CEO of For Children’s Sake of Virginia (FCSVA). A graduate of Catholic University with a Master’s degree in Social Work, she has worked extensively with children and families since 1992. Deborah came to For Children’s Sake of Virginia with a professional background in finance and is a veteran of the USMC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate, a Certified Sex Offender Specialist (CSOTS), a Certified Sex Offender Addictions Specialist, a Certified PTSD Treatment Specialist as well as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Deborah has a significant background in working with family and individual trauma both through her work at foster care agencies and in her private practice. She loves to ride her road and trail bikes on the weekends and participates in long distance organized rides. She enjoys time with her beloved family, friends and pets and loves to travel as often as she can.
Kelley Willis, Executive Director
Kelley attended George Mason University for her undergraduate degree and Virginia Commonwealth University for her master’s degree in Social Work. Kelley has worked with children and families for over 15 years and has been with For Children’s Sake of Virginia since 2006. While in graduate school, Kelley had an internship with a Therapeutic Foster Care agency and fell in love with the work. Kelley has been a case manager, supervisor and now a director with FCSVA and plans to continue to help the agency grow and succeed. Kelley enjoys being outdoors, exercising, spending time with her husband and three children, traveling to new places with friends and family and listening to music.
Joan Luo, Financial Coordinator
Joan has 15 years of experience with increasing responsibilities within the financial accounting field. Joan has helped driving the business applications strategy group as our agency has been growing. She provides excellent support to our county client accounts. She also has volunteered as accountant for her church for more than 15 years. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family for traveling, golfing, skiing.
Charlotte Gallant, Digital Marketing Specialist
Charlotte completed her Master’s degree at George Mason University, and came to FCS after working at the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. She’s also had volunteering experience working with youth and adults experiencing mental illness, developmental delays, and homelessness. When she’s not at work, Charlotte likes spending time with her friends, family, cat, and puppy, and enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering as a board member at The Sterling Foundation, and learning other languages. She loves helping share FCS’s incredible work!
Courtenay Buckeley, Case Manager
Renee Edwards, Case Manager
Renee Edwards was born in Jamaica and raised in the U.S. since the age of 4. She originally resided in West Palm Beach, FL and recently moved to the NOVA area. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Science with a concentration in Occupational Therapy. However, that was simply not where she found her passion. She’s worked in the Human Services field for the past 3 years in various settings. Prior to leaving Florida, she was a Child Protective Investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families. Once she relocated, Renee realized she wanted to work on the opposite side of children services because she always questioned if the children that were being removed were in a home that was safe and would allow them to thrive in society successfully. Having an older brother that was adopted by her biological dad and stepmother allowed Renee to see that every child, regardless of the situation they were once in, can be welcomed in a home filled with love and succeed. She would like to give hope to children like her older brother.
Susanna Todd, Case Manager & Compliance Coordinator
Susanna has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from George Mason University. She came to For Children’s Sake with a professional background in energy supply and is looking forward to using her professional experience and skills to assist our FCSVA children and families. Susanna has always had a passion for working with children and has significant experience working and volunteering with children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; most recently, as a volunteer for a Child Advocacy Center in Winchester, VA. When not at work, you can often find Susanna on stage, performing in local theater production or cabaret shows; getting out in sunshine to go running, hiking, or biking; or at home watching Law & Order marathons on TV.
Kammi Sharpe, Case Manager
Kammi has a BA Degree from George Mason University. Before joining us, she ran an in home state licensed daycare while she stayed at home to raise her three kids. Kammi has over nineteen years of experience working and caring for children of all ages. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, volunteering with her daughter’s Job’s Daughters International youth group, and The International Order for the Rainbow for Girls. She is very excited to share all her experience with our families.
Lisa Jaffe, Case Manager
Lisa graduated from Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a Criminal Justice concentration. She has previously worked as a Therapeutic day Treatment counselor and community based counselor with the National Counseling Group. It is her passion for working with children that has driven her to volunteer as a Girls on the Run coach as well as intern for many organizations such as BEST Kids and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, hiking and playing with her dog. She is very excited to use her experience to help the children and families with FCS and be a part of the FCSVA team.
Fran Berry, Administrative Assistant
Fran Berry, our new Administrative Assistant, comes to us bringing 9 years of experience in office management and administration. She most recently worked at a non-profit which secured sustainable housing for those in need. She attended James Madison University majoring in Dress Design with minors in Art and Business Administration. In her off hours, Fran loves to knit and read.
Maxine Eber, MSW Intern
Maxine Eber is a Master’s candidate at George Mason University’s School of Social Work. Prior to this, she worked in Global Health, working primarily for programs in Africa and Asia. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and 4 children, travelling, and reading. She is thrilled to be at FCSVA.
Regina Ellison, MSW Intern
Regina is getting her Masters degree at George Mason University and received a degree in history from West Virginia University. Regina likes going to concerts and taking day trips to the beach.
Lauren Sexton, MSW Intern
Lauren received a degree in Social Work from GMU last May and is now working on her Masters! She hopes to continue working with foster care after graduation and loves spending time with family.