FCSVA Staff

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 puppies, and enjoys traveling, reading, and learning other languages. She loves helping share FCS’s incredible work!

Courtenay Buckeley, Case Manager

Courtenay graduated from University of Lynchburg, formally known as Lynchburg College, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. Prior to working at FCSVA, she was a Family Service Specialist in a local Virginia Department of Social Services that case managed foster care children. Courtenay recently moved to the Northern Virginia area and continued to expressed a desire to continue to work in the social welfare field and to work more directly along the foster families that ensures the safety, permanency, and happiness of the children that walk through her life. Outside of work, Courtenay spends her time with her partner and their two cats, listening to podcasts, creating art projects, and finding new video games to play.

Corie Peterson, Compliance Coordinator

Corie graduated from George Mason University with a Master of Social Work degree. Corie has had internships throughout her undergraduate and graduate schooling which gave her lots of experience working with children and families. Corie was adopted at a young age and this has been a reason for her persuing a career in the child welfare field. Corie enjoys traveling, going out to eat and hanging out with friends and family. Corie is excited to be a part of the FCS family!

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.

Louise Lever, Case Manager

Louise graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from George Mason University. Louise has previous experience working with the Department of Social Services in Foster Care, Prevention, and CPS cases. Prior to working in Child Welfare, Louise worked with children and adolescents in schools and she loved seeing their faces light up when they learned something new or found a passion. When Louise is not working, she can be found discovering new walking paths and hiking trails, working out at the gym, or hanging out with her friends and family.

Stephanie Edwards, Case Manager

Stephanie graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She brings 20+ years of experience working with children and their families to the FCSVA team.  She is committed to working collaboratively with our foster parents, foster youth and various agencies. Stephanie is honored to be a part of the FCSVA team and work with young people and families on a daily basis while seeking out opportunities to help them reach their potential.  When not working, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, recreating Pinterest projects and spending time outdoors.