Health and Human Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-2531
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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552

Chris Leonard,
Deputy County Executive

Leadership

 

 

Chris Leonard

Chris LeonardChris Leonard was appointed as Deputy County Executive for Health, Housing and Human Services in January 2021 and has more than two decades of experience at Fairfax County. Mr. Leonard began his career with Fairfax County as a Budget Analyst in 1999. In 2003 he was appointed Deputy Director of the former Department of Community and Recreation Services (CRS) and later appointed acting director.

For the past ten years, Mr. Leonard served as Director of Neighborhood and Community Services where he promoted the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing a robust inventory of programs and services for all ages and abilities, facilitating community engagement, and connecting residents to needed resources. Mr. Leonard is passionate about a responsive and innovative approach to the evolving needs of our community, and he is committed to further expanding our network of community partnerships while continuing to focus on equity, opportunity, and helping our residents achieve their full potential. 

Mr. Leonard earned a B.S. in Sport Management and a Master’s in Public Administration, both from West Virginia University, where he also was a member of the Mountaineer basketball team.


Gloria Addo-Ayensu

Gloria Addo-AyensuGloria Addo-Ayensu, MD, MPH is the Director of Health for Fairfax County. In this capacity she provides overall leadership and direction for public health programs in the county and serves as the official health advisor to Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Health Care Advisory Board and the Human Services Council. Dr. Gloria has led a number of regional and state public health initiatives in the areas of health literacy, emergency preparedness, obesity prevention and health equity, as well as served on a number of national committees, including NACCHO’s Public Health Preparedness Essential Services Committee and two Institute of Medicine committees on personal protective equipment for healthcare workers to prevent transmission of pandemic influenza or other viral respiratory infections. In 2016 Dr. Gloria was a recipient of the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award, the highest honor the county bestows upon its employees.

Health Department


Michael A. Becketts

Michael A. BeckettsMr. Becketts currently serves as Director of the Fairfax County Department of Family Services. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary for Human Services and Senior Director for Policy and Planning at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he provided executive leadership in the delivery of social services programs and evaluating North Carolina's model used to deliver social services and child welfare programs.

Over a nearly 20-year career, Becketts has worked in settings that provide supportive services in the areas of child welfare, aging, health, mental health, juvenile justice, academic medicine and education, with a career focus on supporting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized and vulnerable populations. He also served as Deputy Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and director of Durham County, NC, Department of Social Services.

Mr. Becketts has a bachelor’s degree in social work from McDaniel College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He also earned a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Baltimore, a master’s degree in education from Widener University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Widener University.

Family Services


Tom Fleetwood

Tom FleetwoodThomas E. Fleetwood was appointed as the Director of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in March 2016. Mr. Fleetwood has more than 15 years of experience in the field of housing and community development and has been with the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development since 2005. Mr. Fleetwood developed the award-winning “Housing Blueprint,” an affordable housing policy endorsed by the Board of Supervisors, which guides the county’s affordable housing efforts in the community. Mr. Fleetwood was awarded Fairfax County’s prestigious A. Heath Onthank Award in 2012, the Conrad Egan Excellence Award for Service in 2014 and was recognized as one of Housing’s Virginia “Top 40 under 40” in 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in Interdepartmental Studies from West Virginia University and attended the Senior Executive Institute, Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia in 2013.

Housing and Community Development


Leila Gordon

 

Leila GordonLeila Gordon has been the Executive Director of the Reston Community Center (RCC) since April of 2008. RCC enriches lives and builds community for all of Reston. The agency provides programs and services in aquatics, arts and events, facility rentals, and leisure and learning. These efforts touch approximately 200,000 people annually in offerings hosted in RCC’s two facilities and offsite locations throughout the community. Ms. Gordon is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including the Arts Council of Fairfax County, Public Art Reston, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston Historic Trust and Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce among others. Leila is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and earned her Master’s Degree in Theatre from Florida State University.

 

Reston Community Center


Dean Klein 

Dean KleinOn March 30, 2020, Dean Klein was appointed Chief Strategist for Fairfax County’s Health, Housing and Human Services (HHHS) agencies, supporting HHHS Deputy County Executive Tisha Deeghan. In this role, Mr. Klein focuses on identifying and addressing barriers and gaps in opportunity for the county’s most vulnerable neighborhoods and individuals. Mr. Klein works to build and enhance broad coalitions of stakeholders, including planning and development and HHHS agencies, the county’s Chief Equity Officer Karla Bruce, the Strategic Plan Implementation Team, the Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority, the Board of Supervisors and staff, nonprofit providers and partners and a wide range of community and neighborhood groups.

Prior to working in his current position he served as the director of the county’s Office to Prevent and End Homelessness since its inception in 2009. Preceding this he was the Senior Community Relations Manager at the Freddie Mac Foundation, at the time the Metropolitan DC area’s largest corporate philanthropic funder. Mr. Klein received in 2015 the Katherine K. Hanley Public Service Award and was also recognized in 2014 as a recipient of the A. Heath Onthank Award. Mr. Klein earned a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Advertising from Ohio State University.

Health and Human Services


Daniel Singh

Daniel SinghDaniel Phoenix Singh brings his love and knowledge of the arts, technology, and business areas to serve as the Executive Director of the McLean Community Center (MCC).  A practicing artist himself, he has been involved in the local arts community for more than 20 years and is a committed changemaker to harness inclusion and innovation to inspire communities.  Daniel brings a bold vision to energize McLean Community Center and reengage in serving local residents.

He has undertaken a strategic planning process at MCC which will culminate with a yearlong celebration for the agency's 50th anniversary in 2025. Daniel has an MFA in Dance and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Georgetown University.  He was also a part of the American Performing Arts Professionals Leadership Cohort.  He is excited to be serving McLean residents and hopes to continue building a diverse and resilient community and community center.

McLean Community Center


Matt Thompson

Matt ThompsonMatt Thompson is the Director of Court Services for the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC). Matt has more than 23 years of experience in juvenile justice as both a direct service provider and administrator overseeing court programs. Matt has a passion for justice reform and spearheaded transformation initiatives implementing evidence-based practices to ensure the best possible outcomes for court-involved youth and families while remaining focused on public safety. In 2016, Matt was part of the Fairfax County team recognized by the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) with the Capstone of the Year award for redesigning juvenile diversion practices and enhancing the Alternative Accountability Program, a community-based diversion program for youth. Matt also served on the state-wide workgroup with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice to design and implement a structured disposition matrix, bringing greater consistency and equity to juvenile sentencing recommendations and reducing disparate outcomes for youth of color. Before becoming the Director of Court Services, Matt served as the Deputy Director for Probation Services for nearly six years.

Matt has a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Virginia (UVA) and attended the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA. He also earned Certified Public Manager accreditation from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. 

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court


Daryl Washington

Daryl WashingtonDaryl Washington is the Executive Director of the Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) since January 6, 2018. As the Executive Director, Daryl provides overall leadership and professional direction to the CSB providing behavioral health (mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse) and developmental disability services for persons of all ages. He leads this agency which serves as single point of entry and discharge planning for publicly funded services. Prior to stepping into the executive director role, he served as the Deputy Director at the CSB for the previous four and a half years. Daryl holds a Master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has over twenty-four years of clinical and management experience in the behavioral healthcare field.

Community Services Board

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