Director of Development and Communications
Candice joined GSH in September 2015 as the Director of Development. She has been developing and implementing communication and marketing strategies for corporations, political candidates and not–for–profit organizations since 1998, having started her career at Penn, Schoen and Berland. As a small business owner she has consulted for companies like Microsoft, Ruder Finn and the Consumer Technology Association. She is a past President of the Junior League of Northern Virginia where she continues to volunteer. In 2017, Candice was appointed to the Virginia Fair Housing Board. In 2020, she was appointed to the Fairfax County Planning Commission.
Candice currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lorton Station Community Association. Candice received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies and B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Candice resides in Lorton with her husband Tom, their two cats, Simon and Zoe, their chihuahua, Riley, and enjoys quilting in her spare time.
Children’s Resource & Operations Coordinator
Betsy enjoys time spent with her husband Mike in their mid-century modern neighborhood of Hollin Hills. She especially enjoys time spent with her three grown daughters, son in-laws and being Nana to Alexander and Olivia.
Lesley has over 30 years of experience, primarily in healthcare business planning, and also commercial real estate. Her volunteer experience includes working with a team at her church that provides funding and support for those moving from homelessness to housing. Lesley received her undergraduate business degree from the University of Virginia and her Master’s degree from Northwestern University. Lesley and her husband, Kurt, are new “empty-nesters” and enjoy hikes in the Shenandoah.
Database and Events Assistant
Brian first joined Good Shepherd Housing in October of 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from George Mason University. He helps support the mission of GSH by assisting with the Development database, and supporting the planning and execution of our numerous fundraising events throughout the year.
Brian grew up locally in Fairfax County. In his free time he enjoys watching old Star Trek episodes, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and keeping current with international news.
David served as the co-convener of Ventures in Community for 2014-16 and as the appointee to the Old Mount Vernon High School Re-utilization Taskforce. He also serves on the South County Leadership Council, the Advisory Council of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, and the board of the Fairfax County-based Alliance for Human Services. David earned his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Master’s in Economics and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Pamela joined GSH in February 2017 as the Housing Services Coordinator. In her role, she works to provide struggling families a little peace of mind by getting them into affordable housing in the area. Pamela uses her Spanish fluency to make connections with clients from the large Hispanic community throughout the Richmond Highway Corridor. She enjoys being able to make a positive change in the community by carrying out GSH’s mission.
Pamela received her B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies with a minor in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has begun her M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning as well. She has had a passion for urban planning and design since she was young and hopes that her education can help bring new ideas and a different perspective to the organization. In her free time Pamela likes listening to podcasts, spending time with family and friends, and hopes that she can slowly fulfill her dream of traveling the world.
Director of Finance
Susan has a passion for volunteering. She is active in her church and has served on numerous auction committees and PTA’s. Susan received her Bachelor of Accountancy and MBA from the University of Mississippi. Susan and her husband, Paul, are the parents of 4 children. She enjoys spending family time at the lake and watching her youngest swim and play volleyball, and cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Senior Case Manager
Aleisha joined GSH in May of 2017 as the Community Case Manager. She has experience in case management and direct social work that allows her to work with many different types of clients and their families. Aleisha believes that through rapport building and providing a variety of supportive services, she will empower her clients to set and reach their housing goals!
Aleisha is from the Northern Virginia area and is an alumna from Virginia Commonwealth University. Aleisha obtained her Bachelor’s Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies in 2014 with a focus in African American Studies and Education. In 2019, Aleisha was accepted into an online Masters of Science in Social Work program at the University of Louisville. In Aleisha’s free time, she likes to read and post book reviews, spend time with her cat, Daisy, attend concerts, and explore eateries in different cities with her friends.
Candice Bennett – Director of Development and Communications (Ext.113)
Betsy Damitz – Children’s Resource & Operations Coordinator (Ext.110)
Lesley Hatch – Grants Manager
Brian Kelleher – Database and Events Assistant (Ext. 122)
David Levine – President/CEO (Ext.116)
Pamela Pineros – Property Administrator (Ext. 120)
Susan Virostek – Director of Finance (Ext. 112)
Aleisha Wilhite – Senior Case Manager (Ext. 114)