Hometown: Avalon Names New Executive Director

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Teresa Christin is the new Executive Director for Avalon.

The Board of Directors for Avalon: A Center for Women and Children has selected Teresa Christin its new executive director, and also welcomes Jacquelyn Jamason as its new director of development and communications.

Christin, a long-term resident of Williamsburg, comes to Avalon from Hospice House, where she was Director of Development.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Terry take over at Avalon,” said Arthur Bornschein, senior chairman for the Board of Directors. “Her passion for contributing to non-profit agencies like Avalon is amazing and Avalon will benefit from her many years of experience.”

Christin graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in sociology and later received a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. She has more than 22 years of experience in nonprofit organizations and has served as executive director for the Child Caring Connection and as Senior Program and Policy Director at Voice for Children before joining the staff at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg in 2005.

Christin has served on various community boards and currently serves on the James City County Department of Social Services Advisory Board. She has lived with her husband and son in James City County for nearly 20 years.

Jacquelyn Jamason has also joined Avalon as its new director of development and communications.  Jamason has a master’s degree in counseling and is a licensed clinician. She previously served as the operations management officer for Colonial Behavioral Health.

Jamason is a member of the Board of Directors for the Williamsburg Montessori School and has a long history of event planning, fundraising and advocacy work.