Community Policy & Management Team


The Community Policy and Management Team creates, maintains, and manages a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family focused, and community based. The system addresses the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families who reside within the county.


Permanent members of the board include local agency heads (or their designees) who have the authority to approve funds from the following community services:

  • Community Services Board
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Social Services
  • Juvenile Court Services Unit
  • Roanoke County School Board

Additional members of the board with unlimited term lengths include representatives of the following departments / agencies of Roanoke County as designed by the Board of Supervisors: the assistant county administrator, the director of finance or designee, the senior assistant county attorney or designee, and the chief of police or designee.

Team membership is available on a three-year term basis to private representatives from organizations or associations of providers of children / family services, as well as to parent advocates who are not employees of any public or private program that serves children / families.

Roanoke County Appointed Members

  • Shannon Brabham, Assistant Director of Social Services (alternate)
  • Richard Caywood, Assistant County Administrator (alternate)
  • Joyce Earl, Director of Social Services
  • Laurie Gearheart, Finance Department
  • Terri Janiga, Parent Advocate
    Three-year term expires June 30, 2020
  • Ruth Ellen Kuhnel, County Attorney (Advisor)
  • Peter Lubeck Assistant County Attorney (Advisor)
  • Grace McCown, Children's Services Act (CSA) Coordinator
  • Rebecca Owens, Assistant County Administrator
  • Sergeant Patrick Pascoe, Police Department - Alternate
  • Andrea Scott, Senior Probation Officer of the 23rd Judicial District Court Service Unit (alternate)
  • Commander Kevin Slough, Police Department
    Designee of Police Chief
  • Open, Parent Advocate
    Three-year term

Community Services Board

  • Cheryl Wilkinson, Director's Designee, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare
  • Gina Wilburn, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (alternate)

Roanoke County School Board

  • Dr. Jessica McClung, Director of Roanoke County Schools Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services
  • Cheryl Austin, Special Education Region Program Coordinator (alternate)

Private Community Service

  • Tara Rice, Regional Director, Braley and Thompson

 Court Services

  • Rosemany Walker, Senior Probation Officer
  • Kimberly Lee, Senior Probation Officer (Alternate)

Department of Health

  • Suzanne Renegar, Roanoke City Health Department, Designee
  • Debbie Sams, Roanoke City Health Department (alternate)

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jessica Webb, CSA Coordinator at Patience O'Brien, Assistant Director of Social Services at 540-283-8805.