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Young Professionals Board

Families Forward Virginia’s Young Professionals Board’s mission is to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our commonwealth. The purpose of the Young Professionals Board is to engage members in a lifelong journey to be connected in their communities through non-profit and or other civic groups. We achieve our mission by presenting monthly in-person leadership development workshops, facilitated by Families Forward staff and board members and external partners and by providing hands-on opportunities for program participants to lead Families Forward community programs and fundraisers. In addition to bolstering participants' knowledge and practical leadership experiences, the program increases exposure to and understanding of Families Forward programs and community impact, supplements Families Forward’s traditional fundraising efforts, and builds a pipeline of prospective Families Forward board members.


We are looking for energetic young professionals between the ages of 23 and 35 who are eager to make a difference in their community.  As a member of the young professional’s committee you will have the opportunity to network with other young professionals while coordinating activities to raise awareness about the importance of prevention, and most importantly you will be playing a major role in keeping Virginia’s children safe from abuse and neglect.

For more information, please contact

Sarah Westphal at

Kevin Rudnick
Victoria Williamson
Jocy Vuiller
Erin Steigleder
Thank you to
Brad Neff Photography. 
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