To advise program staff regarding planning, implementation and evaluation of program related activities. The council provides consultation and support to Healthy Families Fairfax (HFF) and Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) by advocating for and advancing these programs’ mission, shared vision, goals and strategic plans.
Number of Seats
Ten (10) to fifteen (15) representative members, with backgrounds and interests in child abuse prevention, early intervention, family support, child health, and outreach, represent Northern Virginia’s diverse community. In addition, the council will have representatives with a complementary mix of skills, strengths, community knowledge, professions and cultural diversity.
The third Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 8:30 a.m. in the Pennino Building at 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program, Department of Family Services
Ms. Evelyn Duff
Ms. Naila Alam
The Honorable Gayl Branum Carr
Ms. Jill Christiansen
Ms. Kimberly Chumley
Ms. Carol Schrier-Polak
Ms. Jane K. Strauss
Ms. Cheryl Weitz
Mr. Jack Scorce (Honorary Member)
Ms. Stephanie Berkowitz (Northern Virginia Family Services)
Alison DeCourcey (United Community Ministries)
Joanna Hemmat (Fairfax County Health Department)
Michelle Milgrim (Fairfax County Health Department)
Allison Lowry (Department of Family Services)
Twana Johnson (Department of Family Services)
Anne-Marie Twohie (Office for Children)