For the past ten years, Mr. Leonard served as Director of Neighborhood and Community Services where he promoted the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing a robust inventory of programs and services for all ages and abilities, facilitating community engagement, and connecting residents to needed resources. Mr. Leonard is passionate about a responsive and innovative approach to the evolving needs of our community, and he is committed to further expanding our network of community partnerships while continuing to focus on equity, opportunity, and helping our residents achieve their full potential.
Mr. Leonard earned a B.S. in Sport Management and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from West Virginia University, where he also was a member of the Mountaineer basketball team.
Mr. Becketts currently serves as Director of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary for Human Services and Senior Director for Policy and Planning at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he provided executive leadership in the delivery of social services programs and evaluating North Carolina's model used to deliver social services and child welfare programs.
Over a nearly 20-year career, Becketts has worked in settings that provide supportive services in the areas of child welfare, aging, health, mental health, juvenile justice, academic medicine and education, with a career focus on supporting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized and vulnerable populations. He also served as Deputy Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and director of Durham County, NC, Department of Social Services.
Mr. Becketts has a bachelor’s degree in social work from McDaniel College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He also earned a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Baltimore, a master’s degree in education from Widener University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Widener University.
Prior to working in his current position he served as the director of the county’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness since its inception in 2009. Preceding this he was the Senior Community Relations Manager at the Freddie Mac Foundation, at the time the Metropolitan DC area’s largest corporate philanthropic funder. Mr. Klein received in 2015 the Katherine K. Hanley Public Service Award and was also 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.
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