The Alliance is governed by community service providers from across the Prince William area. The board meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.
The board officers for the 2021-2022 program year are Andrea Eck (Chair), Jinnae Monroe (Vice Chair), Marty Nohe (Treasurer) and Abi Foerster (Secretary).
Potomac Valley Church
Will Archer serves as the Lead Evangelist for the Potomac Valley Church. Potomac Valley is a dynamic and diverse Northern Virginia congregation with a deep commitment to serving all people and multiplying authentic faith.
He serves as the Vice Chair for The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William and he is an alumni of Leadership Prince William (Class of 2019). Will has an Undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Arcadia University and a Masters degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Ministry with a focus in Educational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been married to the love of his life, Tosha Archer for 21 years and they have two adventurous children, 17-year-old Mekhi, and 11-year-old Journey.
Northern Virginia Family Service
Andrea Eck has worked in the nonprofit human service field for 18 years and has been an employee of Northern Virginia Family Service since 2001. She has held a number of positions from direct service to management, providing services and administering programs for low-income individuals and families.
As the Client Services Manager for the Survivors’ Fund Project from 2004-2008, she provided direct supervision to a team of case managers working with victims and survivors of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the distribution of over 20 million dollars in direct assistance to aid in clients return to self-sufficiency. As the Director of Quality Improvement, Andrea was responsible for consistency in service delivery, strategic planning and evaluation across the agency. From March 2013 until June 2015 Andrea was the Director of Housing Services, overseeing agency Homeless and Housing Programs including the full continuum of financial assistance, shelter, rapid re-housing, transitional, permanent supportive, affordable rentals, homelessness prevention, and community based housing and subsidy programs across Northern Virginia.
During her time as the Director of Housing, Andrea helped to provide leadership as that division grew from one shelter, located on the SERVE campus in Manassas, to include two additional shelters: the Hilda Barg Homelessness Prevention Center in Prince William County and the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter in Fairfax County. In her current role as the Senior Vice President of Programs, Andrea provides leadership across multiple services areas including Workforce Development, Housing and Homeless Services, and the Multicultural and Youth Initiatives Programs.
Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from George Mason in Fairfax, Va.
St. Thomas United Methodist Church
Rev. Abi Foerster is the Senior Pastor of St. Thomas United Methodist Church and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Wesley Seminary, and most recently George Mason. She brings a wealth of experience across a range of fields, including church planter, crisis counselor, early childhood educator, foster parent, coach, program developer, and co-founder of two non-profits, the Jeremiah Project and Phoenix Rising. Abi has been married to her husband and fellow wahoo, Lacy, for nearly 18 years and they have an adopted teenage daughter, Sophia.
Steven Liga is the CEO of ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) in Prince William County, Virginia. Mr. Liga is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP), as well as a certified prevention specialist (CPS) and clinical supervisor (CCS) with over twenty-five years of experience in the field of social services. This has made him a respected resource for print, radio, and television news media, including ABC’s Nightline and CNN’s Anderson Cooper program. His advocacy work has led him to testify before legislative and regulatory committees on both the state and federal level. As adjunct faculty at Rutgers University, Mr. Liga created an Addiction Prevention Certificate Program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He has also presented at the annual conferences of numerous national and state organizations.
Professionals By Design
Professor Jinnae Monroe is an Air Force veteran and CEO of Professionals by Design, LLC and founder of HireGround (501c3) nonprofit, which provides students with workforce development, and post high school support/life skills. She has over 25 years of experience leading Human Resource workplace challenges, Resiliency & Inclusion (onboarding Vets), and Leadership Development for fortune 500 companies. Jinnae teaches Human Resource Staffing, Ethics and Public Speaking courses for Graduate students, for the past 14 years. She also teaches public speaking/presentation skills to Sr. Executives. Jinnae is a keynote speaker to government, education, nonprofit, law firms, and corporate on the topic of Talent Management, Generations in the Workplace, Change Management and Women’s leadership initiatives.
Jinnae has coached the transitional careers for countless veterans, military leaders and spouses across the U.S. Blending best practices in OD concepts, Adult Learning Theories and Change Management, Jinnae has designed and implemented customized curriculum for companies to start succession programs. She has been recognized for saving millions in company’s human resources and retention budgets. Also, recognized for her facilitation work on a Presidential level and ranked #1 lead facilitator among 100+ peers, in a company of 50k employees.
Jinnae is certified in the following Personality Assessments: CPP: FIRO B, 360 Feedback, John Maxwell Coach and Certified International Speaker, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), Workplace DiSC facilitator, Five Behaviors, MBTI, PROSCI Change Management, Behavioral Based Interview Structure (BBSI), Generations in the Workplace, Diversity and Inclusion. She is also a Foster/Adoptive parent trainer.
She is a member of the National and Prince William Society for Human Resources, American Training & Development, American Businesswomen, and Leadership Prince William class of 2020. Jinnae serves on several Chamber of Commerce councils, VP of Membership-ToastMasters International, board member- American Red Cross, Ambassador- SpouseLink, Board member- MCPS Education Foundation, and member-Human Trafficking Task Force. Awarded, Nonprofit of the Year, recognized for Emerging Small Business, and Excellence in Business. Jinnae has garnered several 1st Place awards for Toastmasters International.
Park Valley Church
Steve Pierce has served as the Pastor of the Open Arms, Outreach and Women's Ministries at Park Valley Church since 2018.
In addition to his human services work, Steve has had a successful career in hospitality. He served as the Vice President of Thompson Hospitality's Development division as well as their Director of Joint Ventures. He served as the Marketing and Operations Manager at Skyscraper and the District Manger, General Manager and Chef Manager at The Compass Group.
Steve earned his BS in Journalism from Texas Christian University, his Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and his Culinary Masterworks Certification I and II from The Culinary Institute of America.
In addition to serving as a board member for The Human Service Alliance of Greater Prince William, Steve has worked with Serve our Willing Warriors and SERVE.
The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT
Karen Smith has served as the Executive Director of The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT since 1967. Karen is the chief administrator for the services and programs operated by The Arc/INSIGHT that includes developmental child care centers, residential services, respite care, vocational training, adult day support programs, recreational programs, family support and a specialized transportation system. During FY 2019 the agency served more than 2,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities with a budget over 13.7 million dollars.
In addition to serving as The Alliance's Treasurer, Karen also serves the community with The Disability Services Board, The Prince William County Housing Board, ACTS, The Arc of Virginia and St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Karen and her husband enjoy three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Youth For Tomorrow
DR. TERRY TINSLEY
Dr. Terry Tinsley joined Youth For Tomorrow in March of 1997. Since Dr. Tinsley joined YFT the clinical services team has significantly increased its reach and impact to include more professionals including licensed clinicians, nurses, case managers, psychiatric nurse practitioner and a psychiatrist.
Prior to joining YFT Dr. Tinsley worked for the Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center in the dual diagnosis adolescent psychiatric unit. His other areas of service have included out-patient counseling centers, Charter Hospital, an in-patient substance abuse treatment program, and two years with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board serving in Mali, West Africa.
Dr. Tinsley has or is currently serving on the Prince William County Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT), Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations (VCOPPA), the board of directors for the Virginia Association of Children’s Homes (VACH), a graduate of Leadership Prince William (2013), Arlington County (CPMT) Community Policy Management Team, an appointment by the Commonwealth of Virginia Speaker of the House of Delegates to the senate joint subcommittee on substance abuse prevention and treatment, as well as receiving a gubernatorial appointment to the Board of Counseling by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) and Governor Ralph Northam (D).
A Mississippi native, Dr. Tinsley graduated from William Carey College with a bachelors’ in Psychology, Southwestern Baptist Seminary with a masters’ in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Walden University with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Tinsley is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).
Chelsi Howard Conaway has worked in community engagement at a grassroots level since 2000 and worked in community engagement professionally since 2009 for county government and nonprofit human services organizations. She has worked with The Alliance since 2019.
A native of Columbus, Georgia, Chelsi grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Speech Communication.
Chelsi currently serves on the board of People Incorporated and is a member of The Prince William County Branch of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Chelsi is a nationally certified Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Trainer and a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP).