Janie coordinates and teaches courses for the Longwood University Bachelor of Social Work program at New College Institute.
Previously, she has worked as a research assistant for Norfolk State University, providing research support for the University's Welfare-to-Work grant and administrative and instructional support to the school's master of social work program. She has also conducted training and program evaluation for social workers at the Norfolk Department of Human Services and is the managing editor of Social Work in Public Health, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Evidence-Based Social Work.
Janie earned a BS in Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community Development from Norfolk State University.
Pamela serves NCI as the Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing. She brings over 20 years manufacturing experience across multiple industries including automotive, food, beverage, and retail. Most recently, she served as an operations manager for Hanesbrands Distribution Center in Martinsville. She is also a veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a light wheeled vehicle mechanic.
Pamela earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo, a master’s in project management from Villanova University, and a master’s in finance from Kaplan University.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Pamela moved to Virginia in 2011. She is a member of the Parent Advisory Board for iChoose and a member of the children’s ministry leadership team and audiovisual team for Abundant Life World Outreach Church in Danville.
Melany is a lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County who has dedicated her professional and personal time to creating meaningful learning opportunities for students. She has worked at several levels of education: administrative leader at a higher education center, instructor at Patrick Henry Community College, and teacher and administrator in K-12.
Melany has supported the educational needs of rural students and underserved populations in a variety of capacities at the local, state, and national levels. She served as a program reviewer for multiple national programs facilitated by the United States Department of Education. She also serves as an evaluator for the Virginia Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and has been instrumental in bringing funding and programs to Southern Virginia.
Melany received her undergraduate degree from Radford University and her Master’s degree in administration from the University of Virginia. She currently serves as the President of the Southern Piedmont Technology Council and on the boards of Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD), Henry County/Martinsville Social Services, and is an alumnae of LEAD Virginia.