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, Foster Parent Training Specialist
Charlotte completed her Master's degree at George Mason University, and came to FCSVA 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 working with prospective and current foster parents at FCSVA and getting feedback on how to best train them to help the children in their care!
Rachael Love, Case Manager & Compliance Coordinator
Rachael graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She's volunteered multiple years with the program Overcoming Barriers, where she worked with special education students. Rachael has always loved working with kids. In her free time, Rachael enjoys going to concerts, the beach, camping, playing with her dog, and spending time with her friends and family. She is very excited for her time here at For Children's Sake to continue to stay organized so she can assist in the most efficient way possible!
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.
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.