Katie Elliott (she/her) has served as the associate director of the Office of Service-Learning since January 2016. In 15 years working in higher education, she has focused primarily on student success and community-engaged teaching and learning, administering learning support units at two universities and teaching courses on composition, writing theory, teaching pedagogy, and community-engaged leadership. She is particularly interested in inclusive teaching pedagogies, promoting students’ understanding of civic learning and social justice, and sustainability initiatives.
Tina Carter (she/her) has more than 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and education. Prior to becoming director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center in 2010, Carter managed two school-based after-school programs in Rhode Island, serving more than 200 students daily. Previous experience includes directing AmeriCorps programs, coordinating service-learning initiatives, volunteer management and team-building facilitation. Carter manages daily operations at MFYC, including Lobs & Lessons, VCU’s Safety and Protection of Minors Policy and The Toolbox.
Charles Johnson (he/him) brings more than 15 years of nonprofit experience working with youth to the position, including work in juvenile justice, public health and experiential education. Prior to his current role, Johnson managed a continuous quality improvement intervention for local youth serving organizations. Johnson is certified as a Trauma Informed Care trainer, in addition to certifications from the David P. Weikart Center in Youth Work Methods and Social and Emotional Learning.
Rachel Rhoney is the assistant director of the Mary and Frances Youth Center. She manages the Lobs and Lessons program, hiring and training staff and volunteers, coordinating programs and designing the tennis programming. Rhoney also coordinates special events and marketing efforts for the program. Prior to coming to Richmond, Rhoney played Division I tennis at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is a PTR-certified tennis instructor and has been teaching tennis for 15 years.