Our Dedicated Staff

Floyd Staff

Parris

Parris

CEO of Strengthening Our System, Inc.

LCSW, graduate of VCU 1988, and Berea College 1985, resident of Floyd, VA since 1971, currently living in Richmond, VA

Stephanie

Stephanie

Executive Director, Floyd

Stephanie has a Master’s of Science degree in Human Development and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has worked in this career field for approximately 15+ years. She has experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as mental health needs. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in case management, day treatment services, program management and being a regional director of a private agency. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family, being active outdoors and traveling.

TracyAnn

TracyAnn

Regional Director, Floyd

TracyAnn began working at SOS in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services in 1993 from Elon College in North Carolina. TracyAnn also worked as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in Floyd County schools for several years. TracyAnn has experience working in the mental health field as well as with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She worked in long term care as a social worker and in admissions for many years in North Carolina. TracyAnn stays busy with several health related boards in Floyd County and enjoys spending her free time hiking and camping with her family.

James

James

Director of Mental Health

James graduated from Radford University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. He then went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology also at Radford University in 1996 and became licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1999. James has worked in community based counseling, treatment foster care, private practice, Medication Assisted Substance Abuse Treatment Administration, as well as supervising other counselors. James uses a variety of approaches to assist his individuals/families in meeting their individual needs and goals. James also has experience working with individuals/families in crisis, a wide spectrum of mental health issues and substance abuse disorders.

Alane

Alane

Director of Human Resources

Worked with SOS, Inc. since December 15, 2009

Graduated college with a BA in Human Resources

Mother of 2 daughters; Grandmother of 4; 3 boys and a girl

American Red Cross Volunteer

David

David

Director Finance, Floyd

With over 45 years of experience, David provides a broad and deep skill set to his work as Director of Finance for Strengthening Our System. He has worked for the company for more than 12 years. He designed and implemented most of the systems that keep the finances of the company operating smoothly and efficiently.

TC

TC

IT Director, Floyd

TC is a native of the surrounding area and has been in the IT field for over 25 years. He began working with SOS in November 2019 and brings a broad level of experience to SOS from his years of service in the technology field.  He has served in capacities from support to management which makes him well suited for the Director role here at SOS.

Jessica

Jessica

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Music. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has worked in this career field for approximately 20 years. She has experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in case management, day treatment services, mental health skill building clinician, team leader and area director of a mental health agency, program management and supervisor of waiver services. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, music and she is an avid movie watcher.

Karen

Karen

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Karen has a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional and has served in that field for over 10 years.  She is also a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional and has worked with this population for over 8 years.  She has experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as adults with mental health needs.  Her professional experience has consisted of Summer Camp Director for children with developmental disabilities, Program leader, Class Instructor and Driver for a Therapeutic Recreation Program and Supervisor for Waiver Supportive In Home Services.    When she is not working Karen loves to spend time with her family and friends, go shopping, travel and participate in programs through her church.

Sunshine

Sunshine

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Sunshine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Probation and Parole, and a minor in Sociology. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has worked in this career field for almost 10 years. She has experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as mental health needs. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in Special Education at Head Start, preschools, and Public Schools, Waiver Support Coordination/Case Management, and current position of Waiver Supervisor. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, attending live music events, and walking nature trails.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Mental Health Coordinator, Floyd

Tiffany has been working in the field of human services since 2006. After completing her undergraduate degree in Human Services at Virginia Tech, she went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Education. She began her career as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in the school system, but then decided that working with adults was her true passion. Tiffany worked as a Mental Health Skill Building clinician, connecting adult individuals with community-based resources, and later became Coordinator of Mental Health coordinating services for Roanoke and the New River Valley.

 

Brynn

Brynn

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Brynn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development from Virginia Tech. She is a Qualified Metal Health Professional for Children and Adults as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has many years of experience working with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and substance abuse disorders. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in early childhood development, case management in the child welfare system, directing a mental health and emotional supports agency, and her current position of Waiver Supervisor. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and newborn, fishing, and crafting.

Jackie

Jackie

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Jackie has a Bachelor in Social Work from Ferrum College. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She has worked in the career field for 20+ years. Jackie’s experience ranges from working with children and adults with developmental disabilities to those with mental health needs. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in service coordination, special education, therapeutic foster care and host home provider. Jackie enjoys working in her garden, cooking, and traveling.

Paige

Paige

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Paige has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with concentrations in English and Math, as well as extensive coursework in Special Education and Autism. She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has worked with children and adults with disabilities in this field for 7 years. Her professional experience has consisted of a position in Special Education at Blacksburg High School, Consumer-Directed Services Facilitation Team Lead, and current position of Waiver Supervisor. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her dog and nieces, hiking, and eating at local restaurants.

 

Megan

Megan

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Megan has a Bachelor of Science Degree from James Madison University in Health Sciences with a Minor in Family Studies.  She is a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional as well as a Qualified Mental Health Professional.  Megan has worked in the service field for 20 years, beginning as a volunteer at a group home and progressing to working as a therapeutic mentor and DSP at a day support program with individuals with developmental disabilities.  She has also worked in the mental health field as a Mental Health clinician for more than 6 years.  Megan has held the position of waiver supervisor with SOS for 5 years.  For fun, you can find Megan spending time with her family, behind her sewing machine, or on grand camping adventures. 

Catherine

Catherine

Waiver Supervisor, Floyd

Jennifer

Jennifer

Human Resources, Floyd

Jennifer has been in the customer service field for 8 years and began working with Strengthening Our System, Inc. in July of 2015. She has recently enhanced her skills in Human Resources by attending classes to become proficient in both federal and state laws for the field. Jen’s expertise is in both recruitment and the benefits areas of the Human Resources Department. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Cindy

Cindy

Accounts Receivable Manager, Floyd

Cindy graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting degree. She has over 40 years of Accounting and Finance experience. Cindy joined the SOS team in January 2018 and her responsibilities have expanded to include payroll and accounts reconciliation as well as backup for the Director of Finance.

Richmond Staff

Jenny

Jenny

Site Coordinator, Richmond

Jenny has a Bachelor in Science in Recreation and Leisure Services Management and a Minor in Psychology from Radford University.  She is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. She has worked in this career field for approximately 25+ years. She has experience working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities as well as mental health needs. Her professional experience has consisted of positions in case management, program management and being an associate director of a private non-profit agency. When she is not working she enjoys gardening, decorating, singing, figuring out her next adventure and playing with her dog.

Mike

Mike

Waiver Supervisor, Richmond

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice  with a minor in Psychology. He is a Qualified Mental Health Professional as well as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional. He has worked in this career field for over 20 years. He has several years of experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as mental health issues. He has served in case management positions and as a program director of a mental health agency. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, swimming and star gazing. He also enjoys spending time with his pets (2 dogs and a parakeet).

Chandler

Chandler

Systems Administrator, Richmond

Chandler is a Systems Administrator and has worked with SOS for 2 years. He is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at J. Sargeant Reynolds.

Yvonne

Yvonne

Office Manager, Richmond

Has been with Strengthening Our System since 2015.  Yvonne started her career as a Juvenile Corrections Officer with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for 12 years.  Yvonne moved to Virginia in 2001 and has had several positions as a House Manager, Regional Manager, Community Liaison and Interpreter for Hispanic families.

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