Human Services Advisory Board

Type: Board

Meeting Frequency: As determined by the Board

Contact: Secretary, Teresa I. McDaniel (540) 853-2372; teresa.mcdaniel@roanokeva.gov

Members: Nine (9); (*) Denotes non-City resident

MemberTerm of OfficeEligible for Reappointment
Jash Bansal11/30/20Yes
Laura L. Clark11/30/22Yes
Siclinda Canty-Elliott11/30/22Yes
Andrew Kohler11/30/23Yes
LaKeevia Sinkford11/30/22Yes
Paula Prince11/30/20Yes
Vivian Sanchez-Jones11/30/21Yes
Bradley Stephens11/30/20Yes
Aaron Washington11/30/20Yes


Purpose: The Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of Human Services with respect to the duties and functions imposed upon the Director as the local board of social services.

The powers and duties of the board shall be as follows:

(1)  To interest itself in all matters pertaining to the social welfare of the people of the city.

(2)  To monitor the formulation and implementation of social welfare programs in the city.

(3)  To meet with the Director of Human Services at least four (4) times a year for the purpose of making recommendations on policy matters concerning the department of human services.

(4)  To review applications or requests for funding made to the city by private social services agencies; to advise the council as to the merits of funding the programs of such agencies; to recommend an allocation of funding to such agencies; and to monitor and evaluate the programs of such agencies.

(5)  To make an annual report to the city council, concurrent with the budget presentation of the department of human services, concerning the administration of the public welfare program.(6)To submit to the city council, from time to time, other reports that the board deems appropriate.

NOTE:  See Chapter 17, Human Resources, Article II, Advisory Board of Human Resources, Sections 17-14 - 17-20, of the Code of the City of Roanoke (1979), as amended. Ordinance No. 23920 adopted 11/28/77, reconstituted Board to consist of nine members -- after initial appointment in November, 1977, Terms are limited to two consecutive four-year terms. Advisory Board of Human Services and Human Services Committee were consolidated pursuant to Ordinance No. 36840-090704 on September 7, 2004, to form the Human Services Advisory Board.