United Way NSV Names Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy Interim President/CEO

With the recent resignation of Kaycee Childress as President and CEO of United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley, the organization has named Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy as the Interim President/CEO until the search committee can complete the work of filling the position.

Dr. Yolanda Barbier Gibson, Board Chair of United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, expressed confidence in Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy during this time. “I am pleased that such an experienced leader as Dr. Thompson-Stacy has agreed to step into this role. She is passionate about United Way, our missions, the people who bring this mission to life, and more importantly our community. I am elated that she will help us to continue to serve our community during this transitional period.”

Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy is President Emeritus of Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). Under Dr. Cheryl’s leadership, LFCC was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to coming to LFCC, she was the third president and first woman president of Eastern Shore Community College located in Melfa, Virginia. Before moving to Virginia in January of 2006, Cheryl served as Vice President for academic and student affairs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) in Biloxi, MS. She lived through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. MGCCC served (pre-Katrina) 16,000 students and 8 locations. Cheryl has served the community through many various leadership roles including chair of the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley
board of directors in 2015, as well as serving on their executive board. She has chaired several committees of the United Way including Education, Community Needs, and the Day of Caring.

Dr. Cheryl-Thompson-Stacy said, “The mission of the United way is near and dear to my heart,
and I look forward to serving as the interim president.”