Nancy Hans, M.Ed.
As the parent of three locally-raised children, Nancy continues to be deeply invested in helping to support the vital health of local communities. Nancy joined the Council in 2001 as a parent volunteer. She began at a time when the sole focus of the group was on administering the Guiding Good Choices parent education program, hosting parent classes and Train the Trainer workshops. In the fall of 2004, she became involved in a local prevention conference that launched the family day dinner. Ascending to the level of Council Coordinator in the spring of 2005, she coordinated the Council’s grant efforts. Nancy guided the Council through the second phase of the Drug Free Communities grant in 2008, when the Council secured its own 501(c)3 status. Nancy ascended to the level of Executive Director in 2011.
The recipient of multiple awards, Nancy currently sits on the boards of the Council of Community Services, Hope Initiative, Blue Ridge Transportation Safety, is in her 10th year serving on the board of Community Coalitions of Virginia, is a founding member of the Collective Response Steering Committee and participates on three Action Teams of Healthy Roanoke Valley.
Camilla originally served as an intern for the Council as paired through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. She now serves as a part-time consultant.
A rising junior at Washington and Lee University, Camilla is majoring in Cognitive and Behavioral Science and minoring in Poverty Studies. At college, she participates in undergraduate research where she is investigating the interactions between addiction and nutrition on the brain. She plans to do a fellowship after college and pursue a career as a Physician Assistant.