Meet Our Staff

Executive Director/CEO: Mark F. Cartledge

Mark Cartledge joins Stafford Junction after more than three decades of leadership experience as the Executive Director/CEO of YMCA’s in NY, PA, MO, and IA.  He most recently provided consulting services to financially challenged YMCA’s in the Midwest. Mark has spearheaded efforts to build healthier communities through developing unique partnerships that resulted in the construction of new multi-million-dollar recreational facilities and child development centers.  Cartledge earned multiple degrees in recreational management and criminal justice from the State University of New York.

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Rachel Dano: Grants Manager 

My name is Rachel and I am a Navy brat, so the closest I have to a hometown is Altoona, PA. I have three dogs, three cats, two nephews and one niece – all on whom I dote, they are my happiness. My background is in education and youth programs, so I hope to bring some experience and a learning heart to my new role at Stafford Junction. I greatly look forward to becoming part of the team and meeting the community we serve!

Rachel 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.

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Crystan Rice: Program Coordinator 

Crystan Rice is the Program Coordinator at Stafford Junction. She graduated from North Stafford High School and is currently a sophomore at Germanna Community College studying education  K-8. After she earns her degree, she plans to transfer to Longwood University to get her master’s in special education. Crystan enjoys being able to work with the children at Stafford Junction. She shared “after being introduced to Stafford Junction 5-years ago, I always knew I would have a future here.”

Crystan started volunteering as tutor with Brain Builders, then a volunteer with Summer Junction, and most recently she was the Youth Program Intern. Crystan looks forward to being a part of the Stafford Junction Team and having the opportunity to learn and connect with the children and families in our programs.

Crystan teaches children at Fredericksburg Church of Christ and has a strong faith. She has been to 27 different countries due to her father’s job with NCIS. She also enjoys spending time with her pets, two cats and two dogs.

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Gail Leitch: Program Administrative Assistant

A native of Stafford County, I graduated from Stafford Sr. High School and James Madison University with a BS in Communication Arts/Data Processing. I enjoyed many years in Direct Marketing from data entry to software engineer positions but found my 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. I am excited to help, learn, and grow as a Program Administrative Assistant.

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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.

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Leslie Tignor: Administrative Assistant

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.

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Carroll Jordan: Accountant

Hi…. I am Carroll Jordan and a native of Stafford County.  I graduated from Stafford High School and I am a proud mother of 4 children and a precious grandson who all, also graduated from Stafford High School.

I obtained my accounting degree from Smithdeal-Massey Business College and quickly thereafter, began my career in accounting with the Central Intelligence Agency.

My entrepreneur spirit took hold and more than 30 years ago, I became founder/owner of my own accounting/consulting business.  With this decision, I flourished focusing my attention on the small business owner and non-profit in the community in which I live and work.  In building these relationships, I have been privileged to help many of my clients grow from start to their dreams.

Once given the opportunity to join Stafford Junction’s team, I did my due-diligence.  I share their commitment to our community and share their vision for programs to help grow and keep our community going and improving.  I appreciate the opportunity afforded to me and I am enthusiastic about my role with Stafford Junction.

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

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