Meet our staff
Fletcher Johnson is the Program Director here at Liberation Veteran Services. He has been with LVS for six years. Fletcher is a graduate of Randolph Macon College with a degree in Sociology. Helping people has always been his passion. Fletcher also taught school for 26 years helping young people reach their educational goals which made an easy transition to help Veterans who had fallen on hard times restore their lives. His personal mission of helping people drives him in his efforts to help Veterans. Watching them come into LVS with substantial problems, working with them, and watching them leave with permanent housing gives Fletcher complete satisfaction.
“The support we give our clients while in our facility and after they move to permanent housing is amazing. I LOVE coming to work every day knowing I am making a difference in the lives of other individuals. I am part of a great and caring organization!! I will always be grateful for this opportunity!!”
– Fletcher Johnson
Formerly with FREEDOM HOUSE, Kathy Crouch has faithfully served the homeless community for 21 years. She possesses the title of Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper and in addition, she schedules and maintains the Meals Program with our volunteers. Kathy works with our donors on all levels, handles all in-kind donations, maintains our clothing closet for our Veterans, and handles all of our fundraising events. Her background was in the corporate world, and started her career to help out and quickly realized that helping people is her passion.
Malik Shabazz, Case Manager/Substance Abuse Counselor has been with LVS for three years. He is a Richmond native with over 30 years of experience working in the Human Services Field. Malik has a true desire, passion and skill set to relate to and assist our veterans to reach stability in their lives.
Desiree Taylor has worked with the homeless veteran population for the past 4 years in Richmond, Virginia. She has been an integral part of notable programs, such as Supportive Services for Veteran Families with Virginia Supportive Housing, Gateway Rehabilitation for female offenders with dual
diagnosis’, Team Lead and Housing Specialist with Focused Outreach Richmond and now holds the position of Housing Stabilization Manager with Liberation Veteran Services. Currently, she is the Team and List Coordinator of VetLink, a coalition of providers who meet to facilitate the end to Veteran homelessness. Ms. Taylor served in the United States Army from 2011-2015 as a Mental Health Specialist, assisting soldiers with mental health concerns and educating soldiers on self-care pre and post deployment. Desiree completed her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kelly Tumlin is a Veteran Case Manager who carries a caseload of about 12-15 veterans . She is a spouse of a Disabled Veteran and was also in the Army Reserves. She has been working with Veterans in homeless services for about 8 years and enjoys assisting them on their journey to permanent housing.
Meet Our Advisory Committee
At LVS, we are fortunate to have an amazing Advisory Committee that helps us in the area of Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Accounting
The Committee consist of Wallace Stettinius,
David Wilson, Alex Smith and Kevin O’Leary
To succeed as a non-profit, we need an admirable mission and support. To excel, we need clear, achievable outcomes and a first-class network. Luckily, LVS is in a position to excel, thanks to the efforts of our outstanding volunteer LVS Development Committee comprised of Wallace Stettinius, Alex Smith, and David Wilson. Since 2016, this savvy trio has donated their time and expertise to spearhead our fundraising efforts. With their wise counsel and leadership, Liberation Veteran Services has a solid, long-term strategy to raise $350,000 annually to meet our budget. Their commitment to ensuring veterans in crisis have the care and support they need is truly inspiring. We are so grateful to have them on our team.