Marybeth M. Adkins is the Executive Director of Family Crisis Support Services, inc. She has held this position since 2012. Family Crisis Support Services is a multi-faceted agency serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, and those living in poverty covering a five-county radius in the far southwest corner of Virginia. She is a member of the regional fatality team for Virginia Department of Social Services, Chair of the Regional Task Force, Chair of Lenowisco continuum of care, a member of the Virginia Action Alliance governing body and most recently accepted an appointment by Governor Glen Youngkin and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kay Coles James to the Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence. Marybeth is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters in Human Services. She resides in Norton, Va with her two doodles, Oliver and Ellie.
Rebecca is an experienced and award-winning professional with more than a decade of working knowledge of the older adult population and their needs. Her expertise in program design and service implementation is a spectrum that spans two coasts, three states, many diverse cultures and communities, for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare, the aging network, older adults living independently, in assisted living, long term care, memory care, and those actively transitioning at end of life. She currently serves Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia as the agency’s central communication liaison for all advocacy activities. In this role she champions the key issues important to older adults in the Commonwealth to political leaders and community partners; supporting the transformation of aging issues into the innovations with substantial, sustainable impact that are the hallmark of Senior Services’ 50 years of service.
Rebecca holds a B.A. in Sociology, Philosophy, and Professional Certification in Gerontology from the University of Colorado. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and the state of Colorado 2017 Activity Professional of the Year. She currently chairs the Coalition for Homeless Elders, and the Southeastern Virginia Homeless Coalition Service Coordination Committee for Singles. She believes all older adults and elders are deeply inspiring survivors who deserve health and social equity as they age.
As the daughter of a pastor, Brea Burke’s whole life has been about serving others. Brea is the founding Community Health Worker (CHW) at Healing Hands Health Center, a charitable health clinic for the uninsured in Bristol, Tennessee, having served since 2019. Brea works on Social Determinants of Health, getting medical and dental patients connected to resources so they can live their happiest and healthiest lives possible. Before coming to Healing Hands, she was part of a pilot program to bring CHW’s to Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Brea’s passion is to advocate for CHW’s across the United States. She is a much sought-after speaker for webinars, conferences and was invited to speak at the White House. Brea is the founder of the CHW United Group of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, serves on the CHW Councils of both Tennessee and Virginia and is active with the policy council CHAMPP, Community Health Worker Advocating for Movement in Policies and Procedures.
Brea’s greatest joys in life are her husband and their 5 children. She is very passionate about foster care and dreams of founding a program for whole family solutions to protect the children while educating their parents on how to create a successful family environment.
Jovan Burton is the Executive Director for the Partnership for Housing Affordability, a nonprofit focused on creating greater access to housing opportunity through policy, research, and collaboration. In this role, Mr. Burton works with local governments, developers, community groups, and key stakeholders to advance housing policy and educate decision makers on the region’s needs.
Mr. Burton serves on the board of directors for Housing Families First, Area Congregations Together in Service, and Vice Chair of the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care. Additionally, he is a participant in the Valentine Museum’s Immersion Trustee program. He is also a member of Greater Richmond’s African American Nonprofit Leaders Collective, the Amandla Fund for Racial & Economic Justice, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Real Estate Circle of Excellence.
Mr. Burton is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs and has a master’s degree in public administration from the Douglas L. Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
KeKe Cody (She/Her) obtained her Masters in Social Work (MSW) along with a certificate in Gender Violence Intervention from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She currently works as a Program Supervisor at Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) in their Supportive Housing and Homeless Services department. At CCC, she oversees the Street Outreach program for the general population as well as for youth aged 18-24 experiencing homelessness. In addition to this, KeKe is the Interim Chair for the local planning group’s Board of Directors, and she facilitates the Crater Area Youth Action Board.
KeKe has experience volunteering with and then working for a non-profit whose focus is supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence as their Hotline and Volunteer Coordinator. KeKe also has experience working as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and has worked on an inpatient behavioral health unit in addition to having provided Intensive In-Home and Mental Health Skill Building Services. KeKe has been able to use these past experiences to inform her current work as there is crossover between the different populations she has served.
Lindsay Feggans currently works at the Encompass Community Supports (formerly RRCS) in Culpeper, VA as the Programs Manager for the Case Management Division which includes Permanent Supportive Housing. Lindsay has worked at ECS for 10 years. Just before her role as a manager, Lindsay was a Mental Health Case Management Supervisor for 7 years and a case manager prior to that. During her time at ECS, Lindsay has helped to develop the PSH program from the initial grant award in 2017.
Prior to her employment at ECS, Lindsay spent three years as a substance abuse counselor in Charlottesville, VA. Lindsay graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Sciences and holds her QMHP-A certification. She is a happily married mom of three with two adult sons and a daughter in high school, all of whom she is very proud of. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and her maltipoo dog and also enjoys going to the beach whenever she can.
Alison, based in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves as a Housing Case Manager at Miriam’s House. Working in both Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing, she possesses a distinct perspective on constructing support systems and aligning clients with advantageous housing partnerships. Supporting a team of 5 case managers and leading the Youth & Family Case Conferencing for the CoC, she is dedicated to crafting impactful solutions through a compassionate lens.
Alison contributes her expertise in tailored housing strategies, empathetic guidance, and seamless teamwork. She holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and is a Virginia State SOAR representative.
Brian Koziol has worked for 9 years in the housing world, having spent most of that time as the Director of Research for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA, Inc. Brian has worked on a variety of housing-related topics including access to opportunity, affordability, mortgage lending, foreclosures, employment, health, and transportation. He has served as a consultant to local governments across the country helping them to advance equitable housing policy.
Brian holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and resides in the Northside of Richmond.
Senta Leslie has worked in the field of affordable housing and homelessness for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Eviction Prevention for the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Prior to joining DHCD, her roles in our sector included serving as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, where she led statewide policy, community organizing and strategic communication efforts. She has also served as Program Developer for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s supportive housing division which serves approximately 30% of the homeless families in St. Paul, MN. Immediately before joining DHCD, Senta worked at Minnesota’s largest Civil Legal Aid office as their Director of Philanthropy.
As a girl, Senta’s family accessed many of the programs she has spent her career strengthening and protecting. In her free time, Senta loves spending time on the beautiful James River with her husband and their three children.
Amanda Moriarty currently works at the Encompass Community Supports (formerly RRCS) in Culpeper, VA as the Permanent Supportive Housing Supervisor for the Case Management Division. Amanda has worked at ECS for over 3 years. Amanda was the first Case Management Specialist for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program. While being in the program, Amanda has assessed the clients’ needs and has promoted change in the PSH program. Amanda graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors in Psychology and holds her QMHP-A certification.
She is currently enrolled into a Masters program for School Counseling. When Amanda is not working or in school, she likes to be outdoors and tend to her farm animals.
Tynesha O’Quinn is the Chief HR Concierge of FINE HR Consulting, LLC. FINE HR provides first-class customized human resource services to small and medium-sized organizations, helping to reduce cost and mitigate risk by aligning an organization’s people strategy with its business strategy. Tynesha has spent 14 years in the HR industry and has a proven ability to translate a business’s vision into HR initiatives, developing actionable, value-added goals, resulting in improved performance growth, and employee engagement. She approaches her work with an enthusiastic, professional attitude, and always looks forward to opportunities in which she can partner in the success of a business.
While she truly believes that she is walking in her purpose as an entrepreneur, her most important work happens at home as she is a proud wife and mother. She has been married to Travis O’Quinn for 17 years and they have two intelligent and beautiful children, a 14-year-old daughter, and 11-year-old son. Faith, family, and community are her some of her most important values. If she is not spending time with loved ones, or volunteering, she can be found reading or writing.