Interim Executive Director: Myriam Brown
Rachel Dano: Grants Manager
Rachel is a Navy brat, so the closest she has to a hometown is Altoona, PA. She has three dogs, three cats, two nephews and one niece – all on whom she dotes, they are her happiness. Rachel’s background is in education and youth programs; she comes to Stafford Junction with several years experience providing Leadership and Management to YMCA Before and After-school Programs. Rachel supervised 16 elementary school locations with over 500 students. She has extensive budgeting, accounting, marketing and organizational skills. Rachel earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Pennsylvania State University.
Olga Escobar: Program Manager
Olga was born in Colombia, South America, where she graduated with a Political Science major in social psychology. During her college years, she had the opportunity to visit different countries, developing a great passion for cultural diversity and educational programs. Olga moved to the US where she established her permanent residence and has raised her family. A devoted mom, she takes great pride in watching her three children successfully navigate college and work toward achieving their goals. Olga actually worked at Stafford Junction from 2016-2020 as the Adult Programs Manager. She has returned to Stafford Junction as Program Manager to continue our mission because she is convinced that, through faith and education, we can build a better community for future generations.
Gail Leitch: Program Assistant
A native of Stafford County, Gail graduated from Stafford Senior High School and James Madison University with a BS in Communication Arts/Data Processing. She enjoyed many years in Direct Marketing from data entry to software engineer positions but found her greatest joy as the office coordinator for community outreach. This led to volunteering and working for other Rappahannock area non-profit organizations and now Stafford Junction.
Greg Minor: Field Manager
Born and raised in Fredericksburg, Greg graduated from James Monroe High School. He continued his education at Virginia State University with a degree in Visual Communications. Greg then served as a multimedia illustrator in the U.S Army, stationed in Alabama, where he lived and worked for a few years before returning to Virginia in 2003. Greg then moved into the Olde Forge Community becoming close to the kids in Olde Forge over the next couple of years. He then met Theresie, former director of Stafford Junction, and began to volunteer with Stafford Junction in 2006.
His varied volunteer roles have included bus driver, HUGS participant, and Brain Builder site coordinator for Drew Middle School. In the summer of 2010, Greg served as a summer intern at Summer Junction. He also began working as a Program Assistant for the Healthy Living Pays program. As a Field Manager, Greg plays a key role in connecting Stafford Junction with the Olde Forge Community and beyond.
Leslie Tignor joins the team at Stafford Junction as Administrative Assistant to the CEO, bringing with her more than two decades of experience in administrative support at municipal agencies and non-profit organizations. A Virginia native, Leslie grew up in Manassas graduating from Osbourn High School and earning an Associates Degree at Northern Virginia Community College, then moved to Stafford in 1990 where she met her husband, John, and they’ve raised their three children. Having three children, each several years apart, and all of them quite active, Leslie has kept busy volunteering as Sunday school teacher, sports team mom and in various roles with civic groups. While she enjoys local travel and the outdoors, Leslie’s greatest joy is her family and having frequent get-togethers with them. She’s eager to contribute to the work at Stafford Junction that helps transform the lives of the children and families we serve.
Meet Our 2021 – 2022 Board Of Directors:
Chair: Cyril Hart
Vice Chair: Gene Brown
Treasurer: Paul Wormeli
Secretary: Jaime Garza
Chaplain: Pastor Johnny Almond
Members include: Marylin Carter, Kim Cummings, Lance Deffenbaugh, Angela Foroughi, Tisha Johnson-Crump, Diane Reynolds, Jane Smith, Leigh Anne Van Doren, and Rob Wise