• Andrea Oakes, Chairman
    City of Staunton
  • Janet Ewing, Vice Chairman     City of Staunton
  • Christiana Shields, Secretary
    Augusta County
  • Sue Wright, Treasurer 
    City of Waynesboro
  • Pam Carter
    Augusta County
  • Betty Jordan
    City of Staunton
  • Nadine Gergel-Hackett
    Augusta County
  • Ron Ramsey
    City of Staunton
  • Elzena Anderson
    City of Waynesboro
  • Dr. Diane Behrens
    City of Waynesboro
  • Sara Crenshaw
    City of Staunton
  • Lisa Schwenk
    City of Waynesboro
  • Andrea Kendall
    Augusta County
  • John Lilly
    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 at the Staunton, Augusta Family YMCA on Coalter Street in Staunton.  Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday,of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The 2018 schedule is below:

January 16
February TBA
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18