We are proud to introduce our new Executive Director – Mark 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. He earned the District Presidential Citation award for his service as Rotary Club President in Liverpool, NY, and received the distinguished Rotary “Multiple Paul Harris Fellowship” recognition. He currently serves as a member of the Stafford Rotary Club.
He and his wife Lynn have been married 27years, have two boys Kelsey and Ryan and a wonderful dog named Jack.
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Lynn Hamilton: Resource Development Manager
Lynn was born and raised in San Diego, CA but recently relocated to Virginia with her family. Her extensive background in marketing/sales along with over 10 years as a community resource coordinator with a large school district in San Diego County is a perfect match for Stafford Junction. Her 10 years with the La Mesa Rotary Club and serving as club president aids her in understanding what a golden resource service clubs, chambers, churches and local businesses are to a non-profit. WARNING…. Lynn is not shy to ask the community to get involved and help out.
Jill Smedley: Brain Builder / Summer Junction Program Manager
Jillian Smedley was born and raised in Stafford County and always had a desire to work with children. After receiving a degree in marketing, she decided that the corporate world offered her no job satisfaction. With several years of coaching synchronized figure skating, working as a nanny, and teaching 5th grade under her belt she decided to seek out a job where she could positively impact children’s lives. Stafford Junction makes a difference and this is where change begins. Starting in a child’s life and positively impacting their future. While working at Stafford Junction as a summer intern, she fell in love with Junction’s mission and decided to make it her permanent home.
Olga Escobar: Adult Life Skills/Healthy Living Pays Program Manager
I was born and raised in Colombia where I graduated in political Science with emphasis in Social Psychology. I’ve had the opportunity to live and travel abroad developing a keen sensitivity for people from diverse backgrounds. I truly believe in the power that education and coaching can have on the solution for many of the problems that disadvantaged communities face in their daily lives.
While working for Stafford Junction, I hope to continue the wonderful job they have been doing in educating the community about the importance of health and wellness. I recently became an American citizen; therefore I feel truly privileged to be a part of Stafford Junction and its mission to give back to the community and help to build a better country. I love spending time with my husband, my three children and my pets. I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling and visiting art museums.
Born and raised in Fredericksburg. Graduated from James Monroe High School. Graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Visual Communications. Served as a multimedia illustrator in the U.S Army, stationed in Alabama. Lived and worked in Alabama for a few years before returning to Virginia in 2003, and moved into the Olde Forge Community. Became close to kids in Olde Forge over the next couple of years. 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. Greg has recently become a part-time staff member, and plays a key role in connecting Stafford Junction with the Olde Forge Community.
Ebonee Davis: Junction Junior Program Manager
I have known that I wanted to work with children since I was young. Growing up in a household that was considered “High risk,” I knew that it was my mission to help other children come up out of their situation and live a life destined for greatness. I graduated college with a B.A degree in Educational Studies and Psychology. I have been working closely with children since 2008 and I have no intentions to stop any time soon.
Stafford Junction found its way into my heart in 2016 when I began my journey with Stafford Junction as the Brain Builders & Summer Junction Program Manager. I have since given birth to a miracle baby and taken a break from the full time work world to experience his childhood. However, there was no way I could let my hold on Stafford Junction go completely thus, I retained a part – time position as the Junction Jr Program Manager.
I enjoy my role with Stafford Junction and I hope to enjoy many more years helping the program expand and thrive.
Sara Milliken: Stafford Junction Nurse
Theresie “CC”: Program Manager for the Mice Relocation Program
Meet Our Board Of Directors:
Chair: Mary Louise Holmes
Vice Chair: Steve Aycock
Treasurer: Paul Wormeli
Secretary: Carol Seeley
Samuel Cachola, Lance Deffenbaugh, Matthew Fleming, Dr. Christopher Quinn, Lee Ann Reaser, Carol Shelton and Clayton Smith