Sam Shoukas – Continuum of Care Program Director 

Sam started working with the Fredericksburg Regional CoC in May 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the Virginia Housing Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Upon completion of her VISTA year, she was hired to stay on as the new Continuum of Care Coordinator. Prior to working with the FRCoC, she worked as an Adult Protective Services Worker with Fauquier County Department of Social Services, during which time she also served as co-chair for the Fauquier County Re-Entry Council and facilitator of the Thinking for a Change program with the local probation and parole office. While completing her master’s degree, she worked as an intern with Empowerhouse, the community’s domestic violence provider, where she developed a curriculum for a support group for LGBTQ+ domestic violence survivors, and as an intern with Homeward, the CoC lead agency for the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care, where she worked to include individuals with experiences of homelessness in the planning of homeless services in the Richmond area. Sam received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Mary Washington and her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Email | Phone: (540) 642-1578 (Currently on maternity leave until June 28, 2021)

Aisha Balogun – Continuum of Care VISTA

Aisha began her VISTA service year with the Fredericksburg Regional CoC during August 2020 through the Virginia Housing Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Program. She joins the staff after graduating from Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Architectural Design. Aisha undertook several projects related to equity and the built environment during her time at Stanford, including ethnographic research on Charlottesville’s Market Street Park and the development of a vision plan for Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.

Email | Phone: 540-642-0577

Maria Cornett – Continuum of Care Intern

Maria started as an intern with Fredericksburg Regional CoC in August 2020 as a Bachelor of Social Work Senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. Maria will graduate with her BSW in May 2021. Maria is interested in working with the homeless population upon graduation. She lives in Lake Anna and volunteers with organizations in the area during her free time. She is excited to join the team and learn more!

Email | Phone: 540-642-0522