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.
Linda Munoz, MSW Intern
Linda Munoz has a degree in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education and a minor in Social justice from George Mason University (GMU). She's now working on an MSW degree at GMU as well, and her future goal is to work with women and children who have been victims of sexual exploitation. She currently works as a Spanish and Math teacher at a private school. Linda proudly volunteers at CIF and Reston Language Center. Linda enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and going to church.
Katie Quinn, MSW Intern
Katie Quinn is a first year MSW student at George Mason University and got her undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She previously worked in a treatment foster care program in Green Bay, WI, helping teach independent living skills to teens; and spent two years in the international adoptions program at a local adoption agency. Most of her free time is spent hiking and camping, and she recently completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. She is looking forward to getting to know and work with FCSVA families in the coming months.
Pat Raysin, Administrative Assistant
Pat comes to For Children's Sake with a long history of administrative experience. She is a native of Northern Virginia, married, and has two adult children, a daughter and a son. She enjoys reading, her pets, and spending time with her family when she's not in the office.