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

  • Paul Frank (Chairperson)

  • Dan Martin (Vice-Chairperson)

  • Ridge White (Secretary/Treasurer)

  • Jean Barch

  • Jim DuBrueler

  • Donna Jenkins

  • Sheriff Lenny Millholland

  • Elizabeth Minor

  • Barbara Moore-Savidge

  • Kathy Nerangis

  • Beverley Shoemaker

  • Jonathan Snowden

  • Ann Wallinger

  • Jessica D. White

  • Cheryl Thompson-Stacy

  • Joe Damron

Evans Home Staff

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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.

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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.

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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.

April DeShong, House Parent

Hailing from Maryland, April joined the Evans Home in 2015 and is honored to call the kids and staff part of her “family”. With a background in youth ministry and psychology, and 20 years experience, she loves exploring the different pieces of the puzzle to figure out what works for each of her youth. She loves humor, reading, Hamilton, Scattergories, and good coffee. A mom to 2 dogs (and a foster dog mom to many more), she’s seen the benefits of animal therapy to help kids work through anxiety and build confidence.

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Paul & Katie Williams, 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.