|Appointed Community Members||Designated Agency Partners|
Bart Devon (Vice Chair)
Sheila Fleischhacker (Chair)
Barbara Gomez *
Linda Henderson *
Anne O’Brien (Immediate Past Chair)
Anne Vor der Bruegge**Past Chair
|Dept of Libraries – Rachel Harlan
Dept of Parks & Recreation – Cheryl Johnson and Kimberly Baldini
Student Resource Officers, Police Dept – Eliseo Pilco
Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court – Rick Strobach and Robert Vilchez
Child & Family Services, Dept of Human Services – Tabitha Kelly, Shari Lyons, Jamii PremDas, Linh Nghe
Adult Behavioral Health Care, Dept of Human Services – Oliver Russel
School Public Health, Dept of Human Services – Lisa Kaplowitz
APS Administrative Services – Cintia Johnson/Jeannette Allen
|2019-2020 Teen Network Board Liaisons|
|Past Chairs (not currently members):|
Mary Ann Moran
Appointed Community Members
John Andelin joined the Partnership in December 2001, and enjoys trying to improve the community’s culture. He serves on the Partnership’s Assets & READY Committees. John represents APCYF in the school system’s review of graduation rates and serves as a reviewer of the Community Report Card every 3 years.
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is Director of the African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents (AAKOMA) Project and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. She completed her training at Howard University (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.) and the Duke University School of Medicine (MHSc.). Dr. Breland-Noble is an adolescent and child psychologist and researcher in academic medicine with a long track record of external and federal research funding. She is a recognized expert in adolescent depression and racial disparities in mental health. #MentalHealthDisparities #TeenDepression #CBPR #KidsofColor #CommunityEngaged http://www.AAKOMAProject.org
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 Arlington children, youth and families.
Anne Vor der Bruegge was APCYF’s first coordinator in 2000 and served in that role until 2005. Since that time, she has been coordinating the Community School the Partnership launched at Carlin Springs Elementary, while remaining a community member of the Partnership. She is interested in community outreach and grant writing. She served as co-chair in 2017.
Bart Devon is the 2019 vice chair. APCYF and an appointed Community Member since 2016. Bart has dedicated his professional life to education. He taught middle school in both public and private school systems, then went on to receive a JD and Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, as well as a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from Harvard. For two years Bart has managed a legislative and regulatory policy portfolio at Autism Speaks that centers on improving education and employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. Bart lives in Shirlington with his wife, who also works in special education, and his two dogs, who do not
Sheila Fleischhacker is the 2019 Chair of APCYF and an Appointed Community Member since 2013. Dr. Fleischhacker is a nutrition scientist and public health lawyer with more than 15 years of experience 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 is the mother of two children living in Alcova Heights.
Barbara Gomez is a former Chair of APCYF. She is active in the Board Development work as it shapes the future of the Partnership’s membership and leadership. She has been a member since 2003 and was involved in the creation of the Carlin Springs community school. A current focus of her work is on Out-of-School Time and advocacy.
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 2007 and currently serves on the Community Engagement Committee, the READY Coalition, and READY’s parent and community education committee, CAPE.
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.
Anne O’Brien is Deputy Director of the Learning First Alliance where she has been since September 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, was APCYF Chair 2015-16, and is 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 County Public School system. She joined APCYF in 2012 to actively serve the community in which she was raised.
County Official and School System Members
Rachel Harlan works for the Arlington County public library system. She has over 20 years of experience in working with children and teens in library settings, and brings a useful perspective to APCYF’s work in reaching the youth in our community.
Cintia Johnson is 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.