|Appointed Community Members||Designated Agency Partners|
Ann Marie Douglass
Michael Griffin (Chair)
Megan Mack (Vice Chair)
Anne O’Brien*(Past Chair)
Devanshi Patel*(Past Chair)
|Dept of Libraries – vacant
Dept of Parks & Recreation – Kimberly Baldini
Student Resource Officers, Police Dept – Sgt. Eliseo Pilco
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court – Rick Strobach
Child & Family Services, Dept of Human Services:
Tabitha Kelly, LCSW, CPM, Division Chief; Jamii PremDas, Behavioral Health Bureau; Linh Nghe, Prevention
School Public Health, Dept of Human Services – Robert Sharpe
Arlington Public Schools Administrative Services – Dr. Jeannette Allen, Interim Assistant Superintendent
APS Student Services – Dr. Laura Newton, Director
|2021 Teen Network Board Liaisons||*Past Chairs (and other Former members):|
Mary Ann Moran*
Anne Vor der Bruegge*
Appointed Community Members
Michael Brown joined the Partnership in January 2012. He became involved due to its focus on youth and families. With more than 30 years as an educator, he brings a great deal of experience, understanding, and leadership to the Partnership’s efforts to build a healthy community for all Arlington children.
Anne Vor der Bruegge was APCYF’s first coordinator in 2000, serving in that role until 2005. Since then, she has been coordinating the Community School the Partnership launched at Carlin Springs Elementary, while remaining a community member of APCYF. She is interested in community outreach and grant writing. She also served as co-chair in 2017.
Anne-Marie Douglass is an Arlington parent and founder of natureclubkids.com/
Michael Griffin is the 2020-21 chair of APCYF. Dr. J. “Michael” Griffin has served 3 years on the Partnership. Dr. Griffin is an advocate for mental health, addiction recovery, and families as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation practitioner. He is certified in QPR Suicide Prevention accredited by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). At the state and local levels, he consults on issues related to self-directed care, education, employment, housing, health and public education. He promotes accessibility to opportunities of growth and personal sustainability for students in the high school setting. He is the creator of “BRIGHT,” (Building Student Retention Through Individuated Guided-Cohort Training), a project designed to reduce curricular barriers that at-risk youth face at school. A proud veteran, Dr. Griffin also commits his time to serving veterans, active-duty military and their families as a consultant/practitioner/liaison. He has extensive government training and work experience with the Department of Defense. Dr. Griffin has been an Arlington resident since 2017. He is the parent of an APS student, is an avid runner, and volunteers as an athletic trainer. He is a graduate of Leadership Center for Excellence member – Arlington Class of 2019
Alicia Guiliani Guajardo is an Arlington parent and Regional Response Program Manager at the American Red Cross.
Judy Hadden created and organized programs, events and activities for families, students, and the community for 16 years as an Arlington school parent. In 1999 she joined APCYF and was involved with the Youth Committee which developed the Teen Network Board. She coordinated the Teen Network until 2010 and currently serves on the Community Engagement Committee, READY Coalition, and READY’s parent and community education committee, CAPE.
Megan Mack is the Vice Chair for 2021. She has lived in Arlington since 2002, and in the Barcroft neighborhood since 2007, where she and her husband have a daughter in Arlington Public Schools. She directs the immigration policy work of a nonprofit organization that builds and improves justice systems to ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.
Anne O’Brien, community member, and Past vice-chair, has been Deputy Director of the Learning First Alliance since 2007. Prior to joining the Alliance, she worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, helping rebuild the agency after Hurricane Katrina. There she managed first the school-based mentoring program and then enrollment and matching for the agency. She has also consulted on the development of school-run mentoring programs. She also blogs on education issues for Edutopia.
Devanshi Patel, APCYF past chair, 2015-16, is a lawyer in private practice in Arlington, in a firm that focuses on family matters, including various issues that are before the juvenile and domestic relations districts courts in Northern Virginia. Devanshi is a graduate of the Arlington Public School system. She joined APCYF in 2012 to actively serve the community in which she was raised and is raising her child.
County Official and School System Members
Dr. Jeanette Allen, APS
Kimberly Baldini, DPR
Dr. Laura Newton, APS
Former Members and Friends of APCYF
John Andelin joined the Partnership in December 2001, and enjoys trying to improve the community’s culture. He served on Assets & READY. John represents APCYF in the school system’s review of graduation rates and serves as a reviewer of the Data and Community Report Card committees, as needed.
Bart Devon was 2019 vice-chair of APCYF and a community member. Bart dedicated his professional life to education; teaching middle school in both public and private school systems, then received a JD and master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and a master’s in Education Policy and Management from Harvard. Bart managed a policy portfolio at Autism Speaks to improve education and employment opportunities for individuals on the spectrum.
Cintia Johnson former Interim Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Arlington Public Schools and former principal of Claremont Immersion School. She spent 17 years as a teacher and more than 20 as a school administrator.
Sheila Fleischhacker was a former Chair of APCYF. Dr. Fleischhacker is a nutrition scientist and public health lawyer, working in academic, government and non-government sectors to strengthen the role of law and policy approaches to improve healthy eating, particularly among high-risk, underserved communities. She has two children.
Rachel Harlan worked for the Arlington County public library system. She has over 20 years of experience with children and teens in library settings, and brings a useful perspective to APCYF’s work in reaching youth in our community.
After Linda Henderson finished her work with school PTAs, she stayed involved by joining APCYF in December 2001. She serves on the Board Development, Assets, and Teen Network Board Committees. She also participates in a related organization, READY Coalition. She served as co-chair in 2017