Our People



Rev Jon Robinson
Founder & President

Rev Robinson has served as a youth pastor for over 12 years and has a wealth of ministry and community experience providing services and programs to youth and families. Rev Robinson is an ordained minister in the A.M.E. Church and is currently serving as the Pastor of Covenant Community A.M.E. Church in Haymarket, VA.

Rev Robinson has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Degree from Benedictine University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and various certifications in youth ministry.



Rev Dr. Regina Groff

Vice President

Rev. Dr. Regina C Groff is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Currently, she is the Chief Academic Officer for MCG2 Consulting, LLC, and the Founder of CommissionED Education Ministries.
As an ordained minister and pastor, Rev Dr. Groff has a distinguished record of community activism and service and has run many successful programs in the church and community.

Rev. Dr. Groff earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Master of Divinity degrees from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a focus in Curriculum Development from the University of Denver.



Michelle M. Robinson

With over 20 years of corporate experience Michelle has managed teams with of as many as 500 employees, and has controlled $100 million P&L’s. In addition to her corporate experience, she has served in various community service functions for the last two decades. Michelle has served as a board member for several non-profit organizations including her current role on the advisory board of Northern Virginia Family Services as well as previous service as a board member of the Ignite Research Institute and the Trenton, NJ chapter of YWCA.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Purdue University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.



Cynthia Gordon-Nicks

Cynthia is a Principal in Restore Media, LLC, where she serves as Chief Financial Officer responsible for the overall financial management of the company, including accounting and finance, budgeting, strategic planning, and the management of banking and financing relationships. She has worked in corporate financial management for over 25 years in various positions at book, newspaper and magazine publishers and insurance.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in business and accounting from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, and a Masters of Business Administration degree in management accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. Cynthia is a certified public accountant in the state of Virginia and a member of the American Society of CPA’s; Virginia Society of CPAs and DePaul University’s Ledger & Quill Society.

Cynthia is the proud mother of Ashlei Renee, a freshman at Spelman College, and Branden Earl who is a 9th grader at Christ Chapel Academy. She considers Ashlei and Branden to be God’s special gifts to her, and feels blessed to be their mother.

Cynthia loves the Lord with all her heart and marvels at the new mercies she receives each day. Sister Nicks has served as a Steward, as well as the Financial Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of F.A.M.E. since July 1995. Cynthia is enthusiastic about every aspect of ministry and embraces her calling to ministry within the context of financial management and personal financial counseling.


Dr. Telly Whitfield

Dr. Telly Whitfield has held several positions in local government management over two decades. His roles include directing the operations of a co-located regional service center with more than 250 employees from the six human service departments. Currently, Dr. Whitfield works as the Strategic Performance Manager for Fairfax County, where he assists the County Executive’s Office in planning, developing, and leading efforts to create greater service capacity in the human services system in order to achieve better results for at-risk families. A common theme throughout his career has been the ability to develop relationships with elected officials, public agencies, nonprofits providers, community-based organizations and civic groups in order to produce sustainable system and community change. Dr. Whitfield holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from Hampton (VA) University. He continued his graduate education in political science at American University in Washington, DC and received a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from Virginia Tech.


Theodore Jones

Mr. Theodore Jones is currently employed by the City of Alexandria Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Division as a Therapist. Mr. Jones works with youth in the schools and in the community setting. He is the founder of the male youth group “The Untouchables.” This group has changed the lives of many young men in the Alexandria community for over 24 years. The Untouchables mentoring group not only provides positive African American male role models to young men, but  also focuses on the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the participants. In addition to the Untouchables, Mr. Jones is active with the Peer Advisers Program, The Young Successful Stars, and Decision 101 Groups in the City of Alexandria. Theodore is a graduate of James Madison University. He is married to Dr. Zella Jones. They have two children, Theo Jr. & Cornel and they reside in Manassas, Virginia.