Our Leadership and Board

Fauquier FISH’s leadership team brings a range of experiences and backgrounds to our mission to end hunger in Fauquier County. Our leadership team consists of an Executive Director and a Board of Directors.

Charity Furness was appointed Executive Director of Fauquier FISH in 2021, after volunteering with FISH for over six years. Charity is an Orange County High School graduate with a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University. She and her husband Steve have called Warrenton home for over a decade. Charity brings a wealth of leadership experience to Fauquier FISH, having served as Executive Director of Experience Old Town Warrenton (EOTW) between 2018 -2021. Charity is the founding director of Fauquier FISH’s Weekend Power Pack program and served as the volunteer Executive Director of FISH from 2015-2018 and board member from 2018-2021.

Our Board

Elaine Harris, Treasurer
Management Accountant, Small Business Support Services

Julie Jones, Director of Senior Services
Retired Insurance Analyst, Inova Health System

Maggie Massie, Director of Food Procurement
Radiography Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College

Megan Oakley, Board Chair
Staff Member, Fauquier County Public Schools, Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH)

Erin Smith, Secretary and Director of Children’s Services
Web Developer, CSW Superior IT Solutions

Chelby Steadman, Director of Family Services