• Tracy Pyles, Chairman
    Augusta County
  • Michele Brackman, Vice Chairman City of Waynesboro
  • Christina Cain, Treasurer
    City of Staunton
  • Janet Ewing, Secretary
    City of Staunton
  • Christiana Shields
    Augusta County
  • Betty Jordan
    City of Staunton
  • Nadine Gergel-Hackett
    Augusta County
  • Amy Darby
    City of Staunton
  • Elzena Anderson
    City of Waynesboro
  • Sue Wright
    City of Waynesboro
  • Andrea Oakes
    City of Staunton
  • Lisa Schwenk
    City of Waynesboro
  • John Swett
    Augusta County
  • Vacant
    Augusta County
  • Wendell Coleman
    Augusta County

Administrative Team


About the Board

Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) is the community action agency designated in July 2009 by Virginia’s governor to serve the citizens of Augusta County, the City of Staunton, and the City of Waynesboro. It has been likewise designated by the City Councils of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the Board of Supervisors of Augusta County, through a Memorandum of Agreement.

CAPSAW administers funds made available annually to designated community action agencies through the Federal Community Services Block Grant, the State Community Services Block Grant, and Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, along with required match funds provided by each of three localities. The federal and state funds made available to CAPSAW are administered through the Virginia Department of Social Services.

CAPSAW is a public community action agency and must be governed by a board of directors that is comprised of:
  • One-third local elected officials or their representatives
  • One-third democratically elected representatives of the poor
  • One-third being representatives of businesses, religious, social service, education, or other major community groups
The CAPSAW Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday, every other month beginning at 5:30 p.m  The proposed schedule is below:

February 16, 2016:  Hosted by Court Appointed Special Advocates, Staunton
April 19, 2016:  Hosted by the Daily Living Center, Waynesboro
June 21, 2016:  Hosted by Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Verona
August 16, 2016:  Hosted by the Staunton Creative Community Fund, Staunton
October 18, 2016: Hosted by the Staunton YMCA, Staunton
December 20, 2016:  Hosted by Blue Ridge Court Services, Staunton

The RFP Review Committee will meet at GoodWill Industries in Staunton on March 15, 2016 at 5:30pm.