Health and Human Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

703-324-2531
TTY 771

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552

Tisha Deeghan ,
Deputy County Executive

Leadership

Our leadership is dedicated to ensuring that the Fairfax County Health and Human Services System fulfills its mission to create opportunities for individuals and families to be safe, be healthy, and realize their potential.
 

DEPUTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE TISHA DEEGHAN

Deputy County Executive Tisha DeeghanAppointed Fairfax County Deputy County Executive in December 2017, Ms. Deeghan's leadership portfolio includes ten Health and Human Services agencies. In addition to providing strategic direction and guidance to the agencies, she chairs or is the county's liaison for many Boards, Authorities, and Commissions appointed by the Board of Supervisors to include the Human Services Council, Successful Children and Youth Policy Team, and Community Policy and Management Team.

Ms. Deeghan received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Social Work from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.  She received her Master of Health Services Administration/Public Health from the Department of Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Ms. Deeghan has worked in the field of mental health and substance use disorder treatment and prevention for 36 years with more than 30 years in leadership roles, including Executive Director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

 

AGENCY DIRECTORS

Dr. Gloria

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.
Health Department

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, MPH is the Director of Health for Fairfax County. In this capacity she provides overall leadership and direction for public health programs in the county and serves as the official health advisor to Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Health Care Advisory Board and the Human Services Council. Dr. Gloria has led a number of regional and state public health initiatives in the areas of health literacy, emergency preparedness, obesity prevention and health equity, as well as served on a number of national committees, including NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness Essential Services Committee and two Institute of Medicine committees on personal protective equipment for healthcare workers to prevent transmission of pandemic influenza or other viral respiratory infections. In 2016 Dr. Gloria was a recipient of the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award, the highest honor the county bestows upon its employees.

Bob Birmingham

Robert Bermingham
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Robert (Bob) A. Bermingham, Jr., has dedicated his 30 year career to the juvenile justice field, in both community based and residential settings. Currently, he is the Director of Court Services for the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in Fairfax, VA. Bob represents the Court Service Unit on several cross jurisdiction teams and initiatives, including: the Fairfax County Human Services Leadership Team; Fairfax County Diversion First Initiative; and Successful Children and Youth Policy Team. He also serves as a member of Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice’s Probation System Review Practice Network and recently served on Governor Elect Northam’s Transition Public Safety Council. Bob has Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marymount University and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

Nannette Bowler

Nannette M. Bowler
Family Services

Nannette currently serves as Director of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. She directs the operation of this major county department, which has a budget of approximately $240 million and includes more than 1,700 employees in five divisions. Previously, Nannette was Chief Judge of the Family Division for the 8th Judicial Circuit, Ionia County, Michigan, presiding over cases including guardianships of incapacitated and developmentally disabled individuals; mental incompetency hearings; child abuse and neglect cases; juvenile delinquency cases; and adoptions. She has received several awards including Local and State Outstanding Member Award in 2017 awarded by American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) for contributing to the transformation of health and human services and advancing the mission of APHSA.
 

Tom Fleetwood

Tom Fleetwood
Housing and Community Development

Thomas E. Fleetwood was appointed as the Director of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in March 2016. Mr. Fleetwood has more than 15 years of experience in the field of housing and community development and has been with the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development since 2005. Mr. Fleetwood developed the award-winning “Housing Blueprint,” an affordable housing policy endorsed by the Board of Supervisors, which guides the county’s affordable housing efforts in the community. Mr. Fleetwood was awarded Fairfax County’s prestigious A. Heath Onthank Award in 2012, the Conrad Egan Excellence Award for Service in 2014 and was recognized as one of Housing’s Virginia “Top 40 under 40” in 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in Interdepartmental Studies from West Virginia University and attended the Senior Executive Institute, Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia in 2013.
 

Leila Gordon

Leila Gordon
Reston Community Center

Leila Gordon has been the Executive Director of the Reston Community Center (RCC) since April of 2008. RCC enriches lives and builds community for all of Reston. The agency provides programs and services in aquatics, arts and events, facility rentals, and leisure and learning. These efforts touch approximately 200,000 people annually in offerings hosted in RCC’s two facilities and offsite locations throughout the community. Ms.Gordon is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Public Art Reston, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Historic Trust and Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce among others. Leila is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and earned her Master’s Degree in Theatre from Florida State University.

Dean Klein

Dean Klein
Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Mr. Klein currently serves as Director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness in Fairfax County, Virginia since being appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in March 2009. Under Dean’s direction the Office oversees the community’s Fairfax-Falls Church 10 Year plan to prevent and end homelessness and the work of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness. Prior to working in his current position he served as the Senior Community Relations Manager at the Freddie Mac Foundation, at the time the Metropolitan DC area’s largest corporate philanthropic funder. Dean received in 2015 the Katherine K Hanley Public Service Award. Dean was also recently recognized in 2014 as a recipient of the A. Heath Onthank Award. Mr. Klein earned a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Advertising from Ohio State University.

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard
Neighborhood and Community Services

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors in July 2010, Mr. Leonard leads an organization that promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational, and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and, by connecting residents with a broad spectrum of county- and community-based resources and services to help them be safe, be healthy, and realize their potential. Mr. Leonard received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia where he also played on the Mountaineer basketball team. He has been a county employee since 1999 and started his Fairfax County career in the Department of Management and Budget.

 

George Sachs

George Sachs
McLean Community Center

George A. Sachs is the Executive Director of the McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County. In this capacity, he provides overall leadership and direction in providing a sense of community by undertaking programs, assisting community organizations, and furnishing facilities apportioned fairly to all residents of Dranesville Small Tax District 1A. Mr. Sachs also serves as a Board member of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and is a Rotarian with the McLean Rotary Club. His prior Experience includes Recreation Specialist; Park Manager; Associate Athletic Director for Recreation and Sports Facilities at George Mason University; Adjunct Professor for Recreation and Leisure Services Facilities classes at George Mason University; Owner & CEO of LifeQuest Fitness Clubs in South Carolina.

Daryl Washington

Daryl Washington
Community Services Board

Daryl Washington is the Executive Director of the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) since January 6, 2018. As the Executive Director, Daryl provides overall leadership and professional direction to the CSB providing behavioral health (mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse) and developmental disability services for persons of all ages. He leads this agency which serves as single point of entry and discharge planning for publicly funded services. Prior to stepping into the executive director role, he served as the Deputy Director at the CSB for the previous four and a half years. Daryl holds a Master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has over twenty-four years of clinical and management experience in the behavioral healthcare field.