Volunteer Staff

Board of Directors

Please visit our Board of Directors page.

Government Affairs

Karen Skelton, Annandale – Government Affairs Director
Scott Price, Richmond – Lobbyist
Jim Angel, Fairfax – Media Liaison

Barb Benfante, Chesapeake – Monitor
Lillian Brown, Sterling – Monitor
Tim Fite, Midlothian – Monitor
Chuck Gritton, Sterling – Monitor
Robert Johnson, Sandy Hook – Monitor
Jill Keeley, Oak Hill – Monitor
Penny Sellers, Richmond – Monitor
Will Shaw, Zions Crossroads – Monitor
Amy Wilson, Woodbridge – Monitor
Greg Holland – Monitor


Christi Macomber, DoswellMembership
Zoe Woodson, Falls Church – New Member Packet Coordinator

VaHomeschoolers Voice

Cynthia L. Murrell, NorfolkManaging Editor
Rena Corey, Reston – Copy Editor
Jenny Ragsdale, Manassas – Copy Editor
Erin Scherger, Oak Hill – Copy Editor
Alyson Plante, Sandy Hook – Graphic Designer
Vicki Wawrzyniec, Falls Church – Submissions Manager
Anne Marie Pecha, Leesburg – Family Learning Ideas Editor
Heather Smithson, King George – Roads Scholars Editor
Michele Kendzie, FredericksburgPhotography Editor
Parrish Mort, Cartersville – Publisher

Outreach and Online Communications

Stephanie Elms, AnnandaleWebsite Administrator
Jean Byrd, Alexandria – Website Technical Manager
Kendra Niehaus, South Riding – Announcement List Administrator
Karen Kantor, Henrico – Facebook Editor
DeeDee Sauter, Richmond – VaHomeschoolers Connection Blog Editor
Katie Slavnik, Gloucester – One Homeschool Life Editor
Crickett Brown, Powhatan – Road Trips Editor
Could be YOU! – Outreach Materials

Helpline/Help Desk

Kendra Niehaus, South Riding- Helpline Manager
Margo Pryzby, Reston – Helpline Support
Courtney Roberts, Ashland – Helpline Support
Erin Sherger, Herndon - Helpline Support
Karen Skelton, Annandale – Helpline Support
Jennifer Breseman, Reston – Helpline Support
Florence Brooks, Rockville – Helpline Support
Stephanie Elms, Annandale – HelplineSupport
Jennifer Grove-Bradshaw, Centreville – Helpline Support
Robin Martin, Chesterfield – Helpline Support
Parrish Mort, Cartersville – Helpline Support
Leslie Nathaniel, Springfield – Helpline Support
Barb Benfante, ChesapeakeHelpdesk Manager
Marjorie Cole, Falls Church – Helpdesk Support
Theresa Parr, Richmond – Helpdesk Support


Connie Duncan, New MarketTreasurer
Caroline Graham, CulpeperBox Tops for Education Coordinator


Florence Fisackerly Brooks, Rockville – Volunteer Coordinator


Leslie Nathaniel, SpringfieldSeminar Coordinator

Regional Coordinators

Ashburn – Stacy Sin
Boston – Jennifer Wheelock 
Charlottesville – Silvia Barrett 
Danville – Laurette Greenfield
Fredericksburg- Kelly Phong
Portsmouth – Liz Abrams
Roanoke – Rebecca Esch
Springfield – Michelle Smith
Sterling – Bahar Picariello

Special Projects

Ann Duncan, Midlothian – Scholarship Researcher and Database Manager

Conference Leadership

Conference Chair – Krystal McDonald, Fairfax
Vendor Chair – Tricia Wankum
Ice Cream Social – Kelly Phong
Teen Party – Dena Jensen
Art/Science/Talent Show – Heidi Rugg
Volunteer – Tabitha Stacy
Signs – Could be YOU!
Site Manager – Barb Benfante
Volunteer Lounge – Cindy Watson
Lodging – Lois Curling
Speaker – Renee Jackson
Registrar – DeeDee Sauter
Family Programming Coordinator – Parrish Mort
Onsite Family Programming – Laurette and Jeff Greenfield
VaHomeschoolers VOICE Coordinator
Press Release Development and Distribution Lead
Calendar Updates Coordinator
Snack Bar Keyleader
Evaluations – Michelle Avda, Centreville
Insert Advertising/Totebags – Laura Randers-Pehrson
Used Resource Fair – Amy Anderson
Graphic Designer – Doug Fuller
Registration Booklet/Program Editor – Sarah Fite
Catering Key Leader – Rachel Spigarelli
Conference Announcement Administrator – Erin Scherger
Calendar Updates Coordinator – Sara Kohrs
Conference Press Release Development Coordinator – Anna Kim


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