Children, Youth & Families Collaborative Commission

Page updated on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:35 PM


The Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission advocates for Alexandria's children and youth, aged prenatal to 21 years, and their families by:  1.  advising City Council, the School Board, and City and School staff on policies that affect children, youth and their families; 2.  promoting the coordination, alignment and effectiveness of services provided to children, youth and their families by the City, Alexandria Schools and private organizations; and 3.  studying and promoting research and best practices.

Number of Members: 


Term of Service:

3 year term

City Staff Contact:

Noraine Buttar, Community and Human Services, 703.746.3436

List of Members:

  • Ameena Ashraf
  • Willie Bailey
  • Robin Blair
  • Ronnie Campbell
  • John Chapman
  • Julie Crawford
  • Rose Dawson
  • Laura Durham
  • Kate Garvey
  • Karen Graf
  • Lydia Helgesen
  • Glenn Hopkins
  • Kurt Huffman
  • Melissa Little
  • Jamica Littles
  • Charlotte Loesch
  • Michael Mackey
  • Tammy Mann
  • Edward O'Keefe
  • Kelly Organek 
  • Brian Orrenmaa
  • Stephen Parker
  • Joyce Rawlings
  • Isra Shuster
  • Michelle Smith-Howard
  • Michael Suppa
  • Eric Williams, Chair
  • Malka Zeefe

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact the Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.