Our People

GEORGE MACK: Project Manager

George started off his time at UMFS from 2005 -2007, as a youth counselor in residential before it was CFHC and as a behavioral specialist at Charterhouse.  He returned to the agency in April 2011 and has held several roles at UMFS. He was a mentor with the Central Region’s Mentoring Program, the Project Life Central Region IL Consultant, a TFC social worker, and most recently the Project Life Northern Region IL Consultant for the past five years. Now George has become the Project Manager for the Project LIFE program. George brings with him over 15 years of experience in working with youth in foster care, mental health services, and independent living programs.

Phone: 804.239.1044 | Email: gmack@umfs.org

SOPHIA BOOKER: Youth Development Coordinator – Statewide

Sophia joined the Project LIFE team in 2014. She first became involved with Project LIFE in 2010 by serving on the Youth Advisory Council and attending statewide youth conferences as a participant. She later served as a volunteer for the conferences and was employed as a Youth Counselor for Project LIFE’s Summer Learning program in 2012 and 2013. She currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University and is pursuing a degree in Social Work. Sophia enjoys playing basketball and football, reading, cooking and learning about the weather and history.

Phone: 804.353.4461 x1504 | Email: sbooker@umfs.org

JAMESIA HARRISON: Independent Living Consultant – Piedmont Region

Jamesia originally joined UMFS in 2014 as the Community Liaison for the Bridges out of Poverty initiative. In April of 2016, she became a part of the Project LIFE team. Jamesia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to joining UMFS, she worked as a Project Coordinator at Central Virginia Community College.  She is passionate about helping and empowering others. In her spare time she enjoys amusements parks, museums, reading and videography.

Phone: 434.846.2002 | Email: jaharrison@umfs.org

MELISSA LEE: Independent Living Consultant – Eastern Region 

Melissa joined UMFS in 2005 as a Therapeutic Case Manager. Throughout her time at UMFS she has worked in several programs Adoption, ICC (Intensive Case Coordination) and Project Life. Over the years, she has worked closely with the Independent Living aged youth and has enjoyed seeing the youth develop the necessary skills to become successful young adults. Prior to joining UMFS, she has worked with the MH/ID adult population, at a Youth Residential Treatment Facility as well as in Adult Corrections. She is passionate about working with youth and empowering them to be self-advocates. 

Phone: 757.490.9791 x115 | Email: mlee@umfs.org 

AROS HERNDON: Independent Living Consultant – Western Region 

Aros graduated from Radford University with a major in Criminal Justice. He had no clue what exactly he wanted to do with his degree. But, he had years of experience working with children and young adults and a passion to do it. Thus, he pursued a career in this field and ultimately found a home with Project LIFE where he lived happily ever after until they get tired of his shenanigans. In his free time, Aros enjoys video games, coaching gymnastics, drawing, reading, hanging out with friends, and dancing. 

Phone:  540.798.9908 | Email: aherndon@umfs.org

PIERRE HALL: Independent Living Consultant – Central Region 

Pierre began his career at UMFS in 2015, as a Youth Counselor in CFHC, then worked his way up to a Youth Counselor II, and then to Cottage Manager since 2018. Pierre brings with him over 5 years of experience in working with at risk youth and leadership skills within the UMFS culture. Pierre’s passion and commitment to serving at risk youth speaks volumes through his work. Pierre is a go-getter, that will be bringing his energy and passion from the CFHC to his new position and to the entire Project LIFE team.   

Phone:  804.353.4461 x1268 | Email: phall@umfs.org

KELLY TRUMP: Project Specialist – Statewide 

Prior to joining UMFS, Kelly began her career as a middle school English teacher for 8 years after graduating from Longwood University. In 2017, Kelly joined UMFS with the Richmond Systems of Care grant program and then worked her way up to Project Coordinator since 2019. Kelly has been the point person with UMFS’s Open Table partnerships in the central region and brings with her over 3 years of experience of coordinating administrative services within the UMFS culture. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys reading, crafting, and  hiking.

Phone:  804.353.4461 x1212 | Email: ktrump@umfs.org