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Leadership

Guided Teamwork in Roanoke

With the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission as our backbone organization, the Roanoke Valley Collective Response is led by an advisory committee that meets monthly to assess the progress of our stakeholder meetings and set priorities. As of January 2020, the Collective Response includes participation from 250 community members representing 120+ organizations. We are represented by 6 jurisdictions (Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, Vinton, Botetourt County, and Franklin County), 8 sectors (Healthcare, law enforcement, community support, business, faith communities, education, local government, and research), and 7 thematic working groups (Prevention and Education, Crisis Intervention, Treatment, Housing, Workforce, Public Safety, and Recovery Services). A critical focus right now is the completion and implementation of an area-wide Blueprint for Action. Previously, our organization was supported by the Bradley Free Clinic and Family Service of Roanoke Valley.

Staff and Collective Advisory Committee Members

Bailey Helgeson

Interim Director, Recovery Community Engagement Lead, Roanoke Valley Collective Response

Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission

Joe Rosenberg

Grant Administrator, Roanoke Valley Collective Response

Roanoke Valley - Alleghany Regional Commission

Lee Clark

Chair, Collective Advisory Committee

CEO, Rescue Mission of Roanoke
*Founding Member, Steering Committee

Janine Underwood

Vice Chair, Collective Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Bradley Free Clinic
*Founding Co-Chair, Steering Committee

Nancy Hans,

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Partnership for Community Wellness
*Founding Member, Steering Committee

Cheri Hartman,

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

Trainer/Faculty, Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, Carilion Clinic
*Founding Member, Steering Committee

Letitia Hawkins-Beatty

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

President and CEO, Family Service of Roanoke Valley

Linda Hentschel

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

President, Family Service of the Roanoke Valley

Scott Weimer

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

Cynthia Morrow

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

Christine Wright

Member, Collective Advisory Committee

Behavioral Health Program Manager for Psychiatry, Counseling and Peer Recovery Services, Bradley Free Clinic/HOPE Initiative

Past Leadership

Kimberly Horn,

Founding Co-Chair Steering Committee

Scientist/Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech

Mary Beth Dunkenberger

Founding Member, Steering Committee

Associate Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance

Jimmy Chapman

Founding Member, Steering Committee

Assistant Chief of Police, Roanoke County Police Department

Robert Natt

Founding Member, Steering Committee