"To make a lasing positive impact"
Intercept believes that children:
Intercept believes that by providing families with support, training and resources they can make positive changes in the lives of children.
Anika Allen, Director of Therapeutic Foster Care — Eastern Region
Anika Allen is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. She has been with Intercept Youth Services since 2009 and currently serves as Director of Treatment Foster Care- East. Anika received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, with a minor in Human Services from Old Dominion University and her graduate degree in Counselor Education from Virginia State University. Anika has 20 yrs of experience working with at-risk children & adolescents. She previously served as Program Director for three residential group homes for adolescent females; In-Home Clinician for Richmond Behavioral Health Authority; and served as a volunteer member of the Local Human Rights Committee as "Chair" for the Commonwealth LHRC. Anika currently serves as a private provider for the City of Richmond DSS FAPT team. In addition to working as Director of Treatment Foster Care Anika enjoys educating others and has been a faculty instructor with University of Phoenix since 2011, holding the position of Lead Faculty Area Chair for the College of Social Science from April 2013-March 2014. As a UOPX faculty, Anika sets out to empower students by instilling confidence and offering supportive resources/guidance. In keeping with her own personal values, Anika firmly believes that by enabling others to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain their goals they will in turn become our leaders of tomorrow. When she is not empowering others, Anika enjoys cheering on her daughters "All-Star" cheer team and weekend roller skating, proving she is still a force in the rink.
Lindsay Stickler, Regional Program Manager
Lindsay graduated from Radford University with a bachelor's in social work and graduated with a master's in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to Intercept in 2012, Lindsay has worked in a variety of settings working with therapeutic foster/adoptive children and at-risk youth. When Lindsay is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Sharalda Harper, Admissions Coordinator
Sharalda works closely with the local departments of human services. Sharalda graduated from Norfolk State University with a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work in 2012. Sharalda is currently working towards licensure to become an LCSW where she is receiving supervision through Intercept. Prior to coming to Intercept, Sharalda operated as a Mental Health Support Clinician and an Independent Living Coordinator in Virginia Beach, Va. Sharalda has worked in the mental health field since 2008 and has been employed with Intercept since 2012. When Sharalda is not working diligently on admissions, she enjoys shopping with her daughters.
Jennifer Shively, Director of Therapeutic Foster Care — Western Region
Jennifer graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2002. She then obtained her Master's degree in Community Counseling in 2005 from Xavier University. Prior to coming to Intercept, Jennifer worked at RACSB as a TFC/In-Home Therapist, In-Home therapist at BRBH, Case Manager and Adoption Specialist at Holly Hill Children's Home, and a Supervisor at Maplewood Children's Home. Jennifer has worked in the mental health field for approximately 15 years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jennifer has been with Intercept for two years. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Rita graduated from Va. Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Prior to coming to Intercept Rita worked for a local Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Services worker, a Foster Care worker and Senior worker and finally as a Foster Care Supervisor. She has extensive involvement with the CSA process having been the DSS representative on FAPT in her locality for over 10 years. Rita is a volunteer for the Roanoke County Prevention Council as a Parent Education instructor for female inmates at the Western Regional Jail. In her free time Rita enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs.
Monica is the TFC Program Supervisor for the Rocky Mount and Martinsville office. Monica graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2009 with her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, from Liberty University in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and again from Liberty University in 2015 with her Master of Arts Degree in Executive Leadership. Prior to coming to Intercept, Monica worked at the Virginia Department of Social Services as a Senior Social Worker in the foster care unit and was also employed at a retirement community as a social worker. Monica has been employed with Intercept since 2014. When Monica is not working with foster families, she enjoys spending time on Smith Mountain Lake and spending time with her family and friends.
Victoria is the Family Service Supervisor for TFC West. She supervises all ongoing parent trainers. Victoria graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Pre-Law. Victoria is currently working towards her Masters in Social Work from Radford University. Prior to coming to Intercept in February 2015, Victoria worked in foster care, post-adoption services, and residential treatment settings in North Carolina for seven years. In addition, Victoria served as a Child Advocate and Interim Director at a Child Advocacy Center located in Northeast Georgia for over a year. When not working with foster families or studying, she enjoys traveling and cooking.
Jason is the program supervisor for TFC Roanoke IYS office, where he works closely with all staff providing care to the children and families that they serve. Jason graduated from Bluefield College in 2013 with a degree in Public Safety and Administration of Justice. Jason has extensive experience in the human services field. Jason has worked with children for over seventeen years and was the Director of a wilderness program prior to coming to work in the foster care program here at Intercept. Jason has been employed with Intercept since 2015. When Jason is not working with foster families, he enjoys spending time with his own family, video games, and playing sports.