Welcome our new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Family Service of Roanoke Valley (FSRV), one of the area’s leading non-profit organizations, today announced that Linda Hentschel will be its new President and CEO, effective June 17, 2019. The announcement comes after an extensive search following current President and CEO Sharon Thacker’s retirement announcement in November 2018.

“For an organization that has been serving families in our region for 118 years, finding the right person with the vision and expertise to lead was critical for our future. We’re thrilled to welcome Linda to our team,” said Thomas Bass, FSRV’s Board Chair.

“In this time of transition, we are confident Linda will help Family Service meet the needs of the people in our community while also preparing the organization for the challenges ahead in an evolving healthcare landscape,” added Todd Leeson, Chair of the CEO search committee and incoming Board Chair.

Hentschel currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at DePaul Community Resources and has been a member of both the Roanoke City and Craig County Community Policy and Management Teams. She has extensive experience in leadership, compliance, organizational development, and non-profit operational success. Additionally, she has spent time as a mental health counselor, deepening her connection to the services FSRV provides.

“Family Service has a rich history of impacting our community in meaningful ways,” said Linda Henschel, incoming CEO and President of Family Service of Roanoke Valley. “It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many mental health professionals who came before me. I look forward to joining the capable team at Family Service, as we seek to restore hope for those in need.”

Hentschel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Grace College in Indiana and her Master of Arts degree in Human Services from Liberty University.