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Virginia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

We’re the Virginia affiliate of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), which educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. VEAFCS provide education in:

  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Home and work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
  • and much more!

ALERT: Please see the Awards and Recognition tab to see important updates for NEAFCS awards.

Mission Statement

The Virginia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (VEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who impact the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

Our Vision

VEAFCS is the professional organization for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences that

  • Builds leaders for the future.
  • Recognizes and promotes excellence and scholarship in Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programming.
  • Provides innovative professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Serves as a nation-wide resource for education, information, networking and partnerships.
  • Promotes Extension Family and Consumer Sciences and the mission and goals of the Land Grant University Extension System.

Our Profession’s History

Organization and the early years

The national Home Demonstration Agents' association became a reality on June 29, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the annual meeting of the American Home Economics Association (AHEA).

Twenty-one home demonstration agents from thirteen states met for breakfast in the Schroeder Hotel and discussed the possibility and advisability of forming a national organization to promote the interest of home demonstration work.

States represented were: Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. This was actually the fourth meeting of this group, but no action had been taken at the other meetings.

At that organizational meeting many values of a national association were discussed. The most legitimate reason was planning the pre-convention conference and program in conjunction with the AHEA meeting each year. Of equal importance was the possibility of giving home agents a voice in forming state polices through a national organization and its local affiliates.

A constitution was adopted in 1934 and the name of the organization was The Home Demonstration Agents' National Association (HDANA).

The object was to:

  • provide a permanent national organization for Home Demonstration Agents of the United States of America and territories.
  • raise professional standards.
  • promote fellowship among its members.
  • provide a centralized means for exchanging ideas and methods.
  • encourage the organization of new state associations of home demonstration agents.


Officer Job Descriptions

Current Officers

Downloadable PDF

Position Term Contact information
Jane Henderson
6/14 - 5/16 16360 Dunn St., Ste. 202,
Amelia, VA 23002
(O) 804-561-2481
(F) 804-561-3224
Twandra Lomax-Brown
6/14 - 5/16 701 North 25th St.,
Richmond, VA 23223
(O) 804-786-4150
(F) 804-786-7718
VP Awards and Recognition
Donna Daniel
6/14 - 5/16 11409 Courthouse Rd.,
Lunenburg, VA 23952
(O) 434-569-5526
(F) 434-696-3699
VP Professional Development
Jeannie Mullins
6/14 - 5/16 33669 Wilderness Rd.,
Jonesville, VA 24263
(O) 276-346-1522
(F) 276-346-1537
VP Member Resources
Johanna Hahn
10/14- 5/16 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Ste. 1009,
Newport News, VA 23606
(O) 757-591-4838
(F) 757-596-2057
VP Public Affairs
Jennifer Abel
6/14 - 5/16 3308 S. Stafford St.,
Arlington, VA 22206
(O) 703-228-6417
(F) 703-228-6407
Linda Jackson-Cole
6/14- 5/16 6807 Mimms Loop, P.O. Box 146,
Chesterfield, VA 23832
(O) 804-751-4401
(F) 804-751-0515
Glenn Sturm
6/14 - 5/16 7400 Carriage Ct.,
Gloucester VA
(O) 804-693-2602
(F) 804-693-1383
State Staff/Advisor
Brian Calhoun
  115 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA
(O) 540-231-9347
(F) 540-231-0762
Immediate Past President
Karen Munden
6/14 - 5/16 2449 Princess Anne Rd.,
Virginia Beach, VA
(O) 757-385-4769
(F) 757-385-5684

Reimbursement Procedures

  1. Complete the activity. No money will be disbursed to individual members before the event. Receipts must be provided to get reimbursed.
  2. Complete the voucher.
  3. Attach original or copies of receipts.
  4. Send the voucher to the current VEAFCS President.
  5. The President will sign the voucher and mail it to the Treasurer to write a check to reimburse you.
  6. If you need to have something paid in advance, the Association can make the payment directly (such as a conference registration fee). Please send any forms with instructions and a voucher at least two weeks prior to the deadline.

Please allow two weeks (at minimum) for this process, as the President and Treasurer may not be in their offices to handle your request immediately. If for some reason expedited payment is necessary, please call both the President and the Treasurer to explain the situation and let them know to be looking for your voucher.

Treasurer Reports

The 2016 NEAFCS Awards system is open!

It’s the end of the year and that means it’s time to update your eFARS is a great time to take a look at your 2015 accomplishments and see how they fit with one of the award categories.  Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for this recognition offered to VEAFCS and NEAFCS members. Many of the awards come with monetary prizes to help support your work.  Awards details can be found at Log in to view details about each category.  Deadline for submission is February 22, 2016.  Please upload your application on the NEAFCS website.  Instructions are located under the awards link.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions:

Rebecca Davis
VEAFCS Awards Vice President,
Extension Agent
Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition
107 N. Kent St., Second Floor
Winchester, VA 22601