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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Our Adoption, Foster Care & Therapy Staff

Adoption & Foster Care Management

Director of Treatment Foster Care and Adoption, Jeanne Hollingshead

Jeanne is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and child welfare fields. She specializes in attachment and relationship-based treatment and is trained in Theraplay. Jeanne graduated with a master’s in social work from Barry University in Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s in English from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Regional Manager, Treatment Foster Care and Adoption, Amy Barbour

Amy has 21 years of experience working with children and families; 18 of those years with LFSVA. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Christopher Newport University and her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Regional Manager, Post Adoption Case Management, Linda Huffman

Linda has 33 years of experience working with children and families.  She worked at a residential treatment facility and a therapeutic foster care agency in New York prior to moving to North Carolina where she worked for 30 years as a child welfare social worker and supervisor for the Department of Social Services.  Linda moved to Virginia in 2019 and began her work as the Regional Manager for Post Adoption Case Management at LFSVA. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work from the State University of New York at Brockport and her master’s degree in social work from East Carolina University.

Clinical Supervisor, Emily Olsen

Emily is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in assisting children, adolescents, and their families experiencing mental health and/or behavioral crisis in the community. Over the past ten years, she has provided mental health services to individuals, groups, and families in a variety of mental health settings. She provides trauma-focused, family-centered interventions for adoptive youth and their families. Emily is an adoption-competent therapist and an adoption competency trainer through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. She holds degrees from Radford University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Supervisor for Treatment Foster Care and Adoption, Laura Williams

Therapy Staff

Mental Health Clinician, Emily Olsen

Emily is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in assisting children, adolescents, and their families experiencing mental health and/or behavioral crisis in the community. Over the past ten years, she has provided mental health services to individuals, groups, and families in a variety of mental health settings. She provides trauma-focused, family-centered interventions for adoptive youth and their families. Emily is an adoption-competent therapist and an adoption competency trainer through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. She holds degrees from Radford University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mental Health Clinician, Bronwyn Robertson

Bronwyn is a licensed professional counselor in Tidewater who has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in integrative psychotherapy using mindfulness-based, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, expressive, play and somatic interventions for adoptive youth and their families. She is certified as an adoption-competent therapist and adoption competency trainer via the Center for Adoption Support and Education, and has lectured and published internationally on psychotherapy for trauma and anxiety and on mindfulness-oriented therapies including integrative, mindfulness-oriented cinematherapy.

Adoption & Foster Care Staff

Richmond and Tidewater

Maurice Gallimore, Resource Family Coordinator

Rebekah Brown, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care – Intake

Rachel McCallum-Jones, Youth and Family Treatment Specialist – Treatment Foster Care

Post-Adoption Case Management Staff

Lisa Grass, Post-Adoption Case Manager, Charlottesville

Lori Mier, Post-Adoption Case Manager, Harrisonburg

Lauren Knox, Post-Adoption Case Manager, Winchester

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