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Helping people with developmental disabilities attain independence.

Management Team

All of our staff members must meet a series of stringent criteria to be hired, including submitting to an FBI and Virginia State Police criminal records check and screening against the OIG List of Excluded Entities and Individuals. Staff are trained in medication administration, first aid, CPR, behavior intervention, and human rights issues. For more specifics, see our Employment page.

Here is a look at the remarkable background of our management team members:

Stacey M. Umbenour, Executive Director

Hired by SVCR in May 2016, Stacey is the newest member of our management team! Stacey’s career in the field of intellectual disabilities began at Grafton School (now Grafton Integrated Health Network) in 1983 where she started as an Academic Assistant at their Clarke County campus.

Stacey earned a Master of Science in Stategic Leadership degree from the former Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia, where she also earned her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership.  In addition, she has recently completed the Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions Leadership Series 12-month program.

An active member of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Inc., an advocacy organization serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, Stacey also serves on the Board of the Adult Day Activities Program Team (ADAPT), a local day support program for individuals with disabilities.

Cathy Thompson, Administrative Assistant

A talented force within SVCR, Cathy began as the bookkeeper in 1987. Twice, she has served as interim Executive Director.

With a Master’s degree in environmental biology from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in biology from Sweet Briar College, she was education coordinator at both the Columbus and Toledo zoos in Ohio, where she created their docent program.

Tina Farmer, Residential Services Coordinator

With a B.S. from Longwood University, Tina has been working with individuals with intellectual disabilities for nearly 30 years – and has been with SVCR for nearly 20 of those.

She enjoys the diversity of her position, including the privilege of being able to work closely with the clients and staff, while assisting with the direction of the organization.

A music lover, Tina enjoys most outdoor activities.

Nina Haslacker, Program Manager

With nearly 30 years of extensive training and experience in this field, Nina has been dedicated to the challenging and rewarding work at SVCR for 20 years. She enjoys working directly with the clients, including planning outings and activities to provide them with new opportunities.

She is a big believer in the importance of earning an individual’s trust and fostering positive relationships in which the clients feel comfortable sharing their daily experiences. Her closeness with the clients enables her to encourage them to do the best they can.

Nina says that her key to maintaining good relationships is always having a good sense of humor.

Debra Young, Program Manager

Debra has been with SVCR for 18 years, having started in the human service field in 1998 working for an agency that served adults with disabilities in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Her background is in Early Childhood Development and Behavior Modification.

She creates the kind of environment for the clients at Wickham Terrace group home that she has in her own home – somewhere to feel comfortable and loved. Her satisfaction seeing the ladies achieve their goals never ends, as reflected in this anecdote:

“If you get to work and are having a bad day, you are sure to get a hug and be told that everyone has days like that. Once I was in the car with a client and we were singing along with the radio. She looked straight at me and said, ‘Debbie, don’t quit your day job!’ I laughed so hard that I nearly cried, because this is something my mother used to tell me all the time.”

Debra’s hobbies include spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as reading, gardening, and doing home improvement projects.

Mike Lackey, Program Manager

Mike, who attended Radford University, has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and has been with SVCR half that time.

He enjoys helping both clients and staff achieve their personal and professional goals.

Mike enjoys coaching local athletics, golf, hunting, and fly fishing.

Brenda Good, Program Manager

Brenda was promoted to the SVCR management team in 2015 after nearly 6 years as a Residential Specialist at SVCR and a total of over 16 years experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.  She brings great energy and dedication to her position.