Staff

Samantha Shoukas – Continuum of Care Coordinator

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, where she developed curriculum for a DV support group for LGBTQ+ survivors, and as an intern with Homeward, the 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 BA in Sociology from the University of Mary Washington and her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Email | Phone: (540) 642-1578

Kate Gibson – Senior Planner

Kate has been providing staff support to the Fredericksburg Regional CoC since September 2015. Prior to working with the FRCoC, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Foothills Housing Network, a local planning group of the Virginia Balance of State CoC. Kate graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation. She lives in Fredericksburg and volunteers as a Girl Scout Daisy leader.

Email | Phone: (540) 642-1579