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Our Team

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.

The Evans Home Board of Directors is composed of 16 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. 

Board of Directors

  • Cheryl Thompson-Stacy (Chairperson)

  • Heather Hovermale(Vice-Chairperson)

  • Ridge White (Secretary/Treasurer)

  • Robin Cardillo

  • Don Comer

  • Paul Frank

  • Donna Jenkins

  • Dan Martin

  • Sheriff Lenny Millholland

  • Elizabeth Minor

  • Kathy Nerangis

  • Ann Wallinger

  • Jessica D. White

Evans Home Staff

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Executive Director
Amy Rice joined the Evans Home in the fall of 2021.  Amy is a graduate of Kenyon College, and comes to the Evans Home from the Metro Washington DC area where she has lived and worked for more than 25 years.  Amy has a long history of working in Residential Programs including programs for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, homeless families, and pregnant and parenting youth.  Amy also enjoys running with her dog, hiking local trails with her children, listening to a wide variety of music, and baking. She is excited to bring her experience to the program and to get to know the wonderful and supportive Winchester community.

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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.


Administrative Assistant
Izzy joined us in late 2013 with over 16 years of nonprofit experience in both a trade association and charity. She is very excited about recently becoming a relief houseparent for the Evans Home!  Izzy lives with her two sons and her dog Hank in Shenandoah County.

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House Parents
Paul and Katie Williams have a combined experience of 15 years working with children from various cultures and backgrounds. They love to travel but call Pittsburgh, PA their home. They enjoy exercising, creating art, reading, and exploring the outdoors. In 2018, the two welcomed a son named Fox, who completely adores his Evans Home siblings! As house parents, Paul and Katie desire to offer grace and understanding to children in a loving home environment, while enabling them to grow into healthy, compassionate and independent adults.


House Parents
Xander Kinzle and Lauren Clark have worked with children from all walks of life and varying situations from foster care and teaching in the US to Teaching ESL abroad in Korea and Uzbekistan. They love traveling, playing table-top games and hiking. Their goal as house parents is to bring as much fun and joy into the lives of the Evans Home residents as possible while also modeling responsibility, kindness and enthusiasm for life.

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