Meet Our Staff

Myriam Brown: Executive Director

Born in Bogota, Colombia Myriam immigrated to the United States as a child. She spent most of her formative years in the Northern Virginia area, going through the Arlington County Public School system. She was very lucky to grow up in such a vibrant and diverse community and it shaped the person she is today.

In the 1990’s Myriam helped start and grow a family business, and is grateful to have been part of an amazing company where she had the opportunity to learn and develop her skills. Ten years later she took an opportunity in the nonprofit field and although it only lasted one year, a new interest was sparked. Myriam spent the next stage of her career working in support of the Department of Defense and the Department of State eventually leaving to start a family.

In 2019 her family moved to the Stafford area, and she was fortunate to find Stafford Junction for her entry back into the workforce. Myriam fell in love with the organization, its mission, and the people they serve.  She has over 20 years of experience as an administrative professional, and is looking forward to igniting that passion for nonprofit work once again as the Executive Director of this incredible organization. She is grateful to have the opportunity to continue serving those in need in our community.


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.


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.


Crystan Rice: Summer Junction Coordinator

Crystan graduated from North Stafford High School and is currently attending 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, I always knew I would have a future here.”

Crystan started volunteering as a tutor with Brain Builders, then Summer Junction, and was the Youth Program Intern. She looks forward to being a part of the Stafford Junction Team and learning and connecting 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 countries due to her father’s job with NCIS. She also enjoys spending time with her pets, two cats, and two dogs.


Gail Leitch: Administrative 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.


Meet Our 2022 - 2023 Board Of Directors:

Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Gene Brown
Treasurer: Paul Wormeli
Secretary: Vacant
Chaplain: Pastor Johnny Almond
Board Members: 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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