Virginia, who joined CCC&Y in September 2016, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (minor in Family Studies) and a Master’s degree in Administration (Leadership Emphasis) from Northern Arizona University. She additionally holds certification as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She served as a program director in Southern Arizona for Arizona Children’s Association (AzCA), where she was responsible for the agency’s Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care and ICPC (interstate compact) programs across five counties. The agency is the oldest and largest Child Welfare/Behavioral Health organization in the state of Arizona, with services in every county. Virginia began her career working directly with youth in AzCA’s residential treatment center before moving into the foster care program where she held several positions prior to that of Program Director. While in Tucson, she additionally served as Student Success Coordinator for a small district of charter schools, a new position she helped develop, to support high school youth obtaining entry to college. Virginia is the proud mother of a daughter who is a dual major in animal science and communications at Cornell University.
Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator
Frank Moraga has extensive experience in the communications, education, and nonprofit sectors, most recently serving as director of special projects for Shooting Star Communications LLC, based in Flagstaff. This follows a career in the newspaper industry in Southern California where he progressed from being an environmental/community/business reporter to business editor, director of diversity and general manager of a Hispanic-serving publication. In Northern Arizona, he has been part of website development and marketing efforts for such local nonprofits and community-serving organizations as Flagstaff Communicators, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces and the Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC). He has co-taught classes in communications and leadership at Coconino Community College and helped launch and raise funds for a communications scholarship program for youth and taught summer and other high school workshops on communications for at-risk youth. In his position, Frank is connecting with parents, community members, and providers about current, critical issues impacting students and informing and engaging stakeholders around Arizona’s education system.