Our Staff

Who We Are

The Evans Home Board of Directors is composed of 14 volunteer members representing the surrounding community. They serve a four-year term with rotating officers. The Board meets monthly and is primarily responsible for fundraising, public information and policy review. The Evans Home Board represents the best the community has to offer in terms of leadership, dedication and compassion for the mission of the program. 

Our Staff put the 'Home' in Evans Home. Our phone rings off the hook on Mother's Day and Father's Day and we regularly attend graduations, weddings and baby showers to celebrate the happy occasions that bless our children. Each position and the dedicated staff member that fills that position today is described below.

Board of Directors

  • James DuBrueler, Jr. (Chairperson)

  • Dan Martin (Vice-Chairperson)

  • Ridge White (Secretary/Treasurer)

  • Jean Barch

  • Paul Frank

  • Donna Jenkins

  • Mari Kofalt

  • Sheriff Lenny Millholland

  • Elizabeth Minor

  • Barbara Moore-Savidge

  • Kathy Nerangis

  • Beverley Shoemaker

  • Jonathan Snowden

  • Ann Wallinger

Evans Home Staff

Marc Jaccard, Executive Director

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Marc is a husband and father of three children. He joined the Evans Home as program director in 1995 in order to transition to his current position which he assumed in 1999 following long time director, M. Kirby Lloyd. Marc has many years of experience working with children in a range of areas including substance abuse prevention, education, and treatment of children with special needs. His goal has always been to create a permanent home in which previously unappreciated children feel safe enough to dream.

LaMishia Allen, Program Director

LaMishia joined the Henry & William Evans Home for Children as the new Program Director in July of 2015.  She earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Virginia Intermont College (Go Cobras!) and shortly thereafter her Masters of Social Work from Radford University (Go Highlanders!).  LaMishia was immediately hired after graduation by a local Department of Social Services as a Family Services Specialist where she managed a successful career serving foster children and their families for 14 years.  She loves storytelling and indulges her creative spirit by writing in her free time .When she’s not doing that, she’s stopping time with her photography or Up-cycling Décor.  It is her personal belief that a diverse life experience can be an invaluable asset to her new position as Program Director.

Izzy Brenner, Administrative Assistant

Izzy joined us in late 2013 with over 16 years of nonprofit experience in both a trade association and charity. She enjoys taekwondo class with her oldest son and currently holds a deputy black belt.  She lives with her two sons in Shenandoah County.

Nile & April DeShong, House Parents

Nile and April DeShong have 13+ years of experience working with a variety of teenage populations, specializing in crisis management. The DeShongs live in Hagerstown, MD with their 2 dogs. They love ice cream, animal rights, and organization.They have a passion for impacting kid’s lives in a fun and meaningful way-mostly w a sense of humor. They are inspired by their personal faith commitments and are committed to offering kids a supportive home environment that provides a sense of safety, belonging and empowerment.

Paul & Katie Williams, House Parents

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Henry & William Evans Home for Children, Inc.

330 E. Leicester St.

Winchester, VA 22601


Tel:   540.662.8520
Fax:  540.662.4224

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