Board of Directors

Denise Balzano
Jim Burns
Debby Cochran
Kris Debye
Bryan Gibson
Patricia Harrison
Kara Hourihan
Bootsie Humenansky

Annette Kerlin
Michelle Kingsley
Andrew Klaff
Lauren Kushin
Mike Kushin
Armen Manoogian
Claudia Manoogian
Ralph Masino
Jacqui McVey

John McVey
Marge Odeen
Phil Odeen
Charlie Price
Clishia Taylor
Randy Turk
Jamie Weber
TJ Weber

Denise Balzano

As a founding Director of The Safe Children Foundation, Denise Balzano continues her more than 20 years of volunteer activities in support of child abuse treatment and prevention programs in Virginia. Professionally, she has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and at Balzano Associates, Inc.  She has served on Board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers for the past 5 years.

Jim Burns

Jim Burns has over thirty years of technology and business process strategy, design and governance experience in the public and private sectors.  He has extensive experience interacting with Board of Directors, and executive management across a spectrum of subject matters including; accounting, information technology, enterprise and operational risk, audit, information security and enterprise transformational initiatives.

Debby Cochran

Deborah Cochran, of Cochran and Allen, has 30 years of experience assisting individuals, families and small business owners with all of their estate planning needs. Debby has also been selected as one of the best Trusts & Estates attorneys by The Best Lawyers in America for the 2005-2018 editions. Debby graduated with honors from Franklin and Marshall College, and received her JD from George Washington University Law School, with high honors.

Kris Debye

In 2015 Kris moved to Virginia after retiring from her 40+ year career as an LCSW-C in Child Welfare. Kris administered the Baltimore County Sex Abuse Treatment Program from 1983 – 2013, developing the Program into a comprehensive multi-modal treatment program serving all sex abuse victims, mothers, sibling offenders and adult incest offenders in Baltimore County, as well as conducting all state mandated investigations. Ms. Debye served as a Trainer in the Continuing Education Department of the UMAB School of Social Work as well as on the Clinical Advisory Committee. She was a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and served in the Maryland Children’s Alliance. She was a regular member in the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and served as President of the Maryland Chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).

While serving as Administer for the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, she continued to serve clients directly, co-leading a Mother’s Group and a Conjoint Group of Mothers and Incest Offenders. She conducted clinical evaluations on adult incest offenders and served as an expert witness in court proceedings. In 1994 she co-authored a book with an adult survivor of childhood incest. Throughout her career, Ms. Debye presented at numerous clinical workshops locally, nationally and internationally.

Now that Ms. Debye is fully retired she is enjoying her passion for nature, and her newly discovered passion for art. Both she and her husband are combining their love of travel with their interest in nature, using art and photography as a new tools of expression!

Bryan Gibson

In 2012 Bryan Gibson was the Supervisor of the Child Abuse Unit for the Fairfax County Police Department.  In his role, he was instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition from the County’s first children’s advocacy center to SafeSpot CAC. During the first year of efforts to create SafeSpot, he led the police department in creating a forensic interview and observation rooms for use during the interim between the closing of the former center and the opening of SafeSpot’s first office. He ensured that the MOU was signed by all County partners, so that the new organization could become a member of the National Children’s Alliance and apply for its first grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services.  His efforts brought recognition from the statewide CACVA.  After retiring from the police department, Bryan began a second career with the Fairfax Counyt Schools, also protecting children from abuse.

Patricia Harrison

Patricia Harrison has over 40 years of experience working in the health and human services field, with 32 years of service in Fairfax County Government. From 2009 to till her retirement in 2018, she served as Fairfax County, Deputy County Executive and was responsible for overseeing the county’s Health and Human Service system of 9 agencies and relationships with over 75 nonprofit organizations. During her tenure, she grew the county’s capacity to provide a system of care and trauma-informed practices across the child, youth and family serving system. In retirement she continues to promote the use of therapeutic approaches to improve the life of vulnerable people through her work with various nonprofit organizations and teaching recreation therapy at George Mason University.

Kara Hourihan

Kara Hourihan grew up in Virginia. After college she moved to Chicago and later to New York City to work in marketing and advertising at such companies as BBDO and Merkley & Partners where she led brand planning initiatives and created marketing strategies. Following her return to Virginia in 2014, she engaged with SafeSpot by leading efforts to develop communication tools for the annual Bloomingdale’s Fashion Show and for the organization itself. Her passion for helping others, particularly children is reflected in the unique 2017 fashion show program book. She has served on the Marketing and Communications Committee for the past three years.

Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and later attended the Miami Ad School’s Account Planning Bootcamp. She lives in Alexandria.

Bootsie Humenansky

Bootsie Humenansky is a founding Director of SafeSpot and is currently serving on the state Board of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Virginia, a member of the Fairfax County Blue Ribbon Committee and Allies in Prevention.  She has been a long-time community advocate for children, especially those who have been abused or neglected.

Annette Kerlin

Annette’s interest and charities have always been in support of women and children’s causes.  Part of her 35 years in technology culminated as Director of Philanthropy for Cisco Systems where she researched the challenges in getting more girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career paths.  In addition, she supported a project establishing 340 plus Cisco Networking Academies in Sub-Saharan Africa where a 30% female enrollment was a critical component in approval of an academy.  From 2006 to 2016 Annette was a member of the INOVA Health Foundation where her interest was in the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.  She currently owns and runs Kerlin’ s Mid-Atlantic Dist. Inc. a certified Woman Owned Business.

Michelle Kingsley

Michelle Kingsley graduated George Washington University in 1981 with a degree in marketing. Over the years Michelle has been involved in both school and community events in different volunteer capacities. Michelle has supported SafeSpot since its inception by chairing the very first fundraiser race as well as co-chairing SafeSpot’s Champions for Children golf tournament for two years. In addition, she helped create SafeSpot’s Junior Board of young professionals.

Andrew Klaff

Andy Klaff is an Executive Managing Director for Newmark Knight Frank, a global commercial real estate company.  For almost 30 years, Mr. Klaff has provided corporate relocation services for a diverse client base, including technology, financial, non-profit, and government contract companies.  In addition, he has represented numerous regional developers and institutions in marketing and leasing their Class “A” office projects in Northern Virginia. Mr. Klaff lives in Reston, Virginia with his wife, Christin and children, Ryan, Colin, and Annie.

Lauren Kushin

Lauren Kushin graduated from James Madison University with a business degree and went on to get her MBA from George Mason University. She focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and Marketing Communications in the government contractor space before transitioning to life as a stay-at-home mom. Lauren has co-chaired SafeSpot’s Passion for Fashion fundraiser the last two years.

Mike Kushin

Mike Kushin is the President and CEO of BlackHorse Solutions, a small business focused on differentiated technical solutions for the National Security community.  Mike has over thirty years’ experience building companies and supporting critical mission needs.

Armen Manoogian

Armen is currently the CEO of United Business Technologies, the largest independent Canon dealer in the Southeast Region.  Armen stared with the Xerox Corporation and has spent thirty-seven successful years in the copier industry.  Under his guidance, the company prospered into one of Canon’s top independent dealers.  Armen graduated from Penn State in 1964 with a BS in Business Administration.  He earned an MBA in Finance from Pace University in 1974.

Claudia Manoogian

Claudia Manoogian has lived in Fairfax County since 1978.  She was active at all levels of her children’s schools serving on the PTA.  She worked as a Recruiting/Hiring director for Capitol Office Solutions for 10 years before retiring and moving to McLean.  She became a member of a local charity that worked to raise funds for primarily DC schools and Military families.  Over the years the charity raised over 1M dollars.  She continues to support children’s issues by serving on the SafeSpot Board.

Ralph Masino

Mr. Masino is the CFO at Kastle Systems International, a leader in managed security systems. Former CFO of ASG Security and long-time advocate for child abuse causes, Ralph Masino has been a part of fundraising efforts in support of SafeSpot since its inception in 2013.  In 2016 he created and chaired the very successful Champions for Children golf tournament. Ralph has been a finalist for both the Washington Business Journal and Northern Virginia Technology Council’s CFO of the Year. He holds a BS in Accounting from The American University.

Jacqui McVey

Prior to staying home with her three children, Jacquelyn McVey graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  She spent 6 years working in the telecommunications industry as a management consultant across North America and Australia.  Today, she serves as a co-chair of SafeSpot’s annual Passion for Fashion fundraiser in Northern Virginia.

John McVey

Prior to launching DonRiver, Inc. in 2006, Mr. McVey spent seven years as a communications and technology executive at the global management and technology-consulting firm Accenture.  Mr. McVey was then the cofounder and CEO of DonRiver, a privately-held global product and consulting services company specializing in telecom network and service inventory management solutions for Communication Service Providers.  Mr. McVey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) College of Commerce and Business Administration.

In October 2018, Mr. McVey and his partners sold DonRiver to Ciena Corporation. Today, Mr. McVey is the Vice President of Software & Services for Blue Planet – the software division of Ciena.

Marge Odeen

Described as an “outstanding member of the Northern Virginia community,” Marge Odeen is a founding member of CharityWorks that provides money for education and child-related causes. Her endeavors on behalf of the Women’s Center, Fairfax Inova Foundation and child abuse treatment and prevention programs are marked by her desire to “give something back” to the community and to get others involved.

Phil Odeen

Phil Odeen is the retired CEO of TRW and has served on a number of corporate boards.  He has been active with several Northern Virginia charitable and cultural organizations and currently chairs the Henry M Jackson Foundation and the Lost Tree Village Foundation.   Phil and his wife Marge actively supported the Virginia Childhelp village and the Northern Virginia advocacy center.   Phil also served on the national Childhelp Board.

Charlie Price

Charlie Price is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Southern Management Corporation.  Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Leidos and a Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting. Charlie retired from the FBI, where he spent more than 28 years conducting a wide variety of investigations.  Charlie is a nationally-recognized expert in interviewing and interrogation and, as an adjunct faculty member of the FBI Academy, he taught these subjects both domestically and internationally. In 2011, Charlie received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in HUMINT (Human Intelligence), the Bureau’s highest award, for interviews and interrogations he performed on classified national security matters while deployed to Afghanistan.

Clishia Taylor

Dr. Clishia Taylor is the President/CEO of American Health Care Professional of Virginia. A co-founder of Bless My People Foundation that meets health care needs in the US and around the world, she has a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children who have suffered from abuse.

Randy Turk

Randy Turk was a high school English teacher, a newspaper reporter, and then a civil and white collar criminal defense trial lawyer for 40 years before joining the Safespot Board. He has extensive leadership experience working not only with teens, but with major corporate boards and executives, state and federal politicians and senior government officials in civil and criminal trials throughout the country, in Congressional hearings on Capital Hill, and in internal corporate investigations throughout the world.

Jamie Weber

Jamie Weber graduated from Virginia Tech University with a BS in Clothing and Textiles, but spent the next decade of her life working in commercial real estate in real estate services and operations. In 2012, her career took a backseat to her life as a stay-at-home mom, but she still makes time to work part time in back office operations for Parkway Specialty Pharmacy as well as the 2018 and 2019 co-chair for the SafeSpot Passion for Fashion fundraiser.

Tim Weber

Tim Weber is a Partner at Kearney & Company, a CPA firm based in Alexandria, VA providing audit and consulting services to the Federal Government. Tim has over 16 years of experience supporting and leading federal financial management, information technology, internal control, risk management, financial statement audit, and audit remediation engagements. Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina State University and is a CPA licensed in Virginia.

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