|Appointed Community Members||Designated Agency Members|
Linda Henderson (Co-Chair)
Anne O’Brien (Assistant Chair)
Anne Vor der Bruegge (Co-Chair)
|Additional Community Members||Additional Agency Members|
Mary Ann Moran
|Teen Network Board Liaisons|
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 the Partnership 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.
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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.
Barbara Gomez is the 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.
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. Currently, she is the Co-Chair of APCYF and serves on the Board Development, Assets, and Teen Network Board Committees. She also participates in our related organization, the READY Coalition.
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.
Christine Schaubach joined APCYF in January 2012. She is an active parent involved in many community endeavors. She is a Board Member of the Fairfax Choral Society and of the Team Kids organization. Christine is also active in several volunteer activities for State Department families and international guests through Arlington’s Sister Cities program. She also volunteers for Key Elementary PTA and on the Arlington Soccer Association.
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, Claremont Immersion School. She spent 17 years as a teacher and 20 as a school administrator.
Samuel Stebbins, MD, Arlington Dept of Human Services, School Health Physician
James Tuomey, Arlington Police Dept.
Additional Agency Members
Additional Community Members
Amy Graham spent ten years as the Partnership’s data coordinator. She was the primary researcher, data coordinator and drafter of the Community Report Card. An ESL teacher in the Arlington Public Schools system, she participates APCYF activities as an advocate for second language learners.
Mary Ann Moran is a founding member of APCYF. She is active on the Board Development committee, chairs the Assets committee, and participates in the READY Coalition. Mary Ann is the Partnership’s “go-to” person for educating the community about the Assets model. She has great experience in convening groups of people for productive discussions around difficult concepts.
Robert “Tito” Vilchez joined the Partnership as a Special Advisor in 2005 when he was hired as the Coordinator of the Arlington-Falls Church City Gang Task Force. Tito is bilingual in Spanish and is a native of Arlington who graduated from the Arlington Public School system.