Sam Shoukas – Housing and Community Health Program Director
Sam started working with the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) and 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 as the Continuum of Care Coordinator. Over the past 5 years at GWRC, Sam has moved to Housing and Community Health Program Director, and assists with staffing the CoC, affordable housing team, and other regional community health efforts. Prior to working with the GWRC, she worked as an Adult Protective Services Worker with Fauquier County Department of Social Services. 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
Erica Dutcher – Program Coordinator
Erica is Program Coordinator at the George Washington Regional Commission. Prior to becoming Program Coordinator, Erica served the Fredericksburg region as the Community Care Leader for Micah Ecumenical Ministries, where she worked with those experiencing homelessness from 2017 until 2022. Erica received her Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Colorado State University, and she has spent her career focusing on inclusivity, whether that be with children on the autism spectrum, disabled veterans, or the homeless community.
Email | Phone: (540) 642-0522
Email | Phone: (540) 373-2890 ex.351