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1991– 1993Masters of Social Work Norfolk State University- Norfolk, VA

1987– 1991 BA of Social Work Elizabeth City State University- Elizabeth City, NC

Current Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Maryland Department of Health and

Mental Hygiene License # G12468


October 2017 – Currently Executive Director – Strong Training and Consulting, LLC

•Consultant- Capacity Building Center for States

•Consultant- The Annie E. Casey Foundation

•Consultant/Youth Development Specialist- Virginia Department of Social Services

•Consultant/Trainer- Wake County, NC- Human Services

•Consultant -NewFound Families (VA Foster Parent Association)

July 2009 – September 2017 Foster Care Supervisor-Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Fairfax, VA

July 2005-June 2009 Director of Community Services- Phillips Programs

Northern VA and MD

Dec. 2003- Oct. 2004 Manager of Systems Improvement Methodology-Casey

Family Program, Washington, DC

Aug. 2003 – Dec. 2003 Deputy Regional Director-Foundation for Home and

Community, Washington, DC and Waldorf, MD

June 1993 – Aug. 2003 Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (Several Positions)

•April 1998 – Aug. 2003 Director of Operations

•July 1997 – April 1998 Program Director

•July 1995 – Oct. 1997 Program Supervisor/Director

•June 1993 – July 1995-Foster Care/Home Based Social Worker



•Provided supervision and implementation of Permanency and Life Skills Unit in the Foster Care and Adoption Program

•Provided management for children, family and adult programs in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Programs included Family Finding Services, Child Specific Recruitment, Treatment Foster Care, Adoption, Home-Based Services, Kinship Care, Mentoring, Case Management, Independent Living, Groups, and Senior Services.

•Managed day-to-day office operations and supervised program managers, administrative, clinical and information technology staff

•Monitored Quality Improvement functions including: incidents reports, HIPPA compliance and satisfaction surveys

•Ensured agency compliance with all licensing, and accrediting bodies including

Virginia Department of Social Services, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Counsel on Accreditation

•Developed and implemented agency policies and procedures specific to program development

•Supervised accurate billing and documentation for Medicaid and other funding sources


•Designed and implemented Family Finding Services, Child Specific Recruitment, Treatment Foster Care, Respite, Home-Based, Mentoring, Case Management, and Kinship Care Services

•Monitored programs, performed needs assessments, and developed successful strategic business and action plans

•Developed and managed a $1.5 million budget

•Convened focus groups for the purpose of program development and improving service delivery

•Initiated program development and growth, and on-going program evaluation

•Obtained funding through successful grant writing and fund development


•Developed and worked with public/private partnerships

•Served as Chair/President on statewide and national organizations

•Monitored public policy to identify issues that affect children and families

•Served as Private Provider Representative for Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT) and Community Policy and 

Management Teams (CPMT)

•Represented agency at various community and statewide meetings

•Presented oral and written presentations to community groups

•Advocate for children, families and alumni of foster care


•Managed the Kinship Care Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC), a model of quality improvement that brings together organizations that share a commitment to a specific issue to make small rapid changes producing breakthrough results. Duties included:

•Planned and facilitated national conference calls

•Provided technical assistance including Extranet site to BSC teams

•Developed the agenda and materials for the BSC

•Developed budget for BSC

•Developed and coordinated Independent Living Summer Camp for youth in foster care


•Provided case management and counseling services to youth in Treatment Foster Care and Home-Based services

•Conducted home studies, initial assessments and completed required reports

•Served as mentor for at-risk-youth

•Conducted individual and group supervision

•Participated in Individual Educational Plan meetings


•Keynote Speaker on various child welfare topics (List of topics attached)

•Trainer and Consultant on a variety of child welfare topics (List of topics attached)

Professional Activities

Currently-Virginia Court Improvement Program Advisory Committee

Currently- Chapter Advisor - Foster Care Alumni of America-VA Chapter

Currently- Member of the National Association of Social Workers

2016- 2017- Consultant- AdoptUSKids

Jan. 2005-2015 Foster Care Alumni of America-National Board, Past Chair

Jan. 2012-2014 Consultant- National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections

July 2008-2010 Faculty- Breakthrough Series Collaborative-Casey Family Programs

Jan. 2006-2009 Vice Chair-Foster Family-Based Treatment Association-VA Chapter

Aug. 2005-2009 Private Provider Arlington County Community Policy Management Team

Aug. 2005-2009 Vice Chair- Virginia Association for Family Preservation

June 2005- 2009 Member Northern Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Association

Dec. 2007- 2008 Board Member FACES of Virginia Families Foster Parent Association

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