Pat joined Family PASS in June 2015 to help Family PASS expand its capacity to help more families in need. Pat served 16 years as Executive Director of a DC nonprofit and 5 years as President of its national organization. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, she was a business and financial reporter for Newsweek, The Financial Times and Reuters. She has lived and worked in Washington, New York, Tokyo and London, raising her children as Global Nomads. Joining Family PASS brings her work history first circle from her first job as a social worker in the South Bronx in the 1960s.
Homelessness is not just the loss of a home, it is the loss of neighbors, schools, friends, a loss of security for children, a loss of dignity. We are fortunate to have a strong, supportive community to help families recover their lives.
Case Management Supervisor, MSW
Sou is a skilled social worker with 8+ years of experience in case management and counseling services for vulnerable populations, including homebound elderly adults, homeless families, and low-income youth. She received her BA from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Sou served as case manager prior to assuming her position as Case Management Supervisor. Sou plays a critical role at Family PASS establishing collaborations and representing Family PASS on county committees focused on homelessness, prevention and best practices.
Family PASS gives me the great privilege of partnering with awe-inspiring families who have overcome so much and have high motivations to build a better future, and in the process, I get to a be a small part of their growth and success.
MSW Case Manager
Jessica joined Family PASS in 2016 and has worked as Program Coordinator at Volunteer Fairfax and as the Alternative Community Service Program Lead. Prior to working at Family PASS Jessica also worked at AmericaCorpsVISTA with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia as the Youth Program Coordinator. She has her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University.
Working at Family PASS is wonderful because it gives me the opportunity to work with strong, dedicated families who continually strive to achieve their goals. It is incredible to see clients realize their strengths and abilities and gain the sense of empowerment needed to create positive changes.
Ryan earned his B. S. in Family Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park. Ryan prior to joining Family PASS, Ryan served as Regional Family Readiness Coordinator for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State Community Support Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Virginia for Army OneSource. Ryan chose a career to help those in need after being a volunteer mentor to adolescent males while at the University of Maryland. He is currently working toward his Master’s degree. Ryan lives in Leesburg Virginia with his wife, Traci, who is a teacher for the Loudoun County Public Schools. They have two sons (Zach and Aidan) and a daughter (Emily) in college and a rescue pit bull named Bella.
Unfortunately, homelessness can happen to anyone. Working with Family PASS gives me the opportunity to help families get a fresh start and the chance at a brighter future.
Jaclyn is a graduate student at George Mason University pursuing a Masters in Social Work. She is
Doing a work/study practicum with Family PASS as a case management intern through May of 2019 as part of an ongoing collaboration between GMU and Family PASS. Jaclyn earned her B.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech.
I decided to pursue social work because I am passionate about supporting and strengthening the lives of the people in our community.
Executive Administrator and Data Management Supervisor
Melissa joined Family PASS in its earliest years and fulfills many roles in her position, working with case managers to track client successes, working with the Volunteer Coordinator, and reaching out through social media to keep supporters up to date on Family PASS activities. Melissa received her B.S. in Chemistry from Radford University.
Working at Family PASS is an amazing experience. I can make a difference by helping homeless families in my community achieve stability.