Our Team

Together, we make real, meaningful and measurable change in peoples’ lives.

Get to know the team whose passion for their community triumphs over our community’s toughest challenges each and every day.

 

Afira DeVries

President & CEO

Lara Thompson

Office Manager

Abby Verdillo

VP, Community Impact

Kristin Adkins

Director of Youth Development Strategies

Vivien McMahan

Director of Early Learning Strategies

Wendy Drewery

Community Engagement Manager

Jessica Griffith

Early Education Specialist, Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke

Carla Helton

Early Education Specialist, Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke

Lynn West

Early Education Specialist, Smart Beginnings Greater Roanoke

Leslie Ward

Infant and Toddler Specialist

Pat Young

Director of Healthy Family Strategies

Brittany DeKnight

Program Manager, Family Health Strategies

Amelie Rives

Financial Stability Strategies Manager

Pam Chitwood

Associate Director, Community Impact - Franklin County

Lydia Merritt

VP, Marketing & Communications

Huong Fralin

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jeff Collignon

VP, Resource Development

Mary Roberts Baako

Director of Philanthropy

Rick Miller

Relationship Manager

Brooke Gill

Relationship Manager

Terry Bridges

VP, Operations & Finance

Sue Booth

Finance Manager

Kirsten McGhee

Finance Associate

Sonj McCoy

Database Manager

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