Clarence "Bo" Hall
Chief Executive Officer
Clarence “Bo” W. Hall, our Founder and CEO, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Averett University. Bo has overseen the growth of HCS from two employees to over sixty. Over the years, Bo has worked with several local organizations and has a combined 25 plus years of working experience with children and adults with various needs including those diagnosed with developmental issues and those with serious mental illnesses. Bo also has served Special Olympics for 25 years with his current role in our local Area 8 chapter as Area Coordinator. In Bo’s spare time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his children Rae, Chance and Bryce.
Tara Hutcheson, LPC
Tara is a Roanoke native and has strong roots in the Roanoke Valley. Tara obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and later received her Master’s in Community Counseling from Radford University. Tara has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and with the geriatric population. Tara has experience in different treatment modalities and enjoys working and learning from others. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Finance & Administration
Cindy has over 20 years of supervisory experience in financial administration, human resources, employee relations, budgeting, and corporate oversight. Cindy spearheaded the development of the Representative Payee Program and continues to supervise this program today. Cindy has served as treasurer for Special Olympics Area 8 for over 15 years and she volunteers her time in various capacities with that organization. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys camping and spending time with loved ones.
Over 20 years
Serving the Roanoke Valley
Under the direction of Clarence “Bo” W. Hall, Hall Community Services Inc began as Hall Mentoring Services in 2008. Since then, HCS has grown exponentially and now includes services such as Mental Health Skill-Building, Payee Services and a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Day Program.
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MS Psych, QMHP-A
Program Development Coordinator
Anita has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and marketing and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology with a minor in counseling. Anita retired from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Office of Licensing in March 2009 and has been working as a Consultant and Program Development Coordinator for Hall Community Services since August 2009.
Amy Shepard, LCSW
Roanoke MHSS Program Supervisor
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s in psychology at Radford University and then earned her Master’s of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Amy has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field working with the those with intellectual disabilities, emotional difficulties, and mental illness. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in various settings including the community, in-home, residential, foster homes, school and outpatient. In her spare time, Amy enjoys canoeing/kayaking, fishing, pottery and spending time with her family and pets.
Sydney Switzer, LMHP-E
Roanoke MHSS Program Supervisor
Sydney was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Roanoke, Virginia. Sydney obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roanoke College and later received her Master’s in Social Work from Radford University.
Sydney has experience working in case management, therapy, mental health, substance abuse, and crisis. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Sarah Mines, LMHP-E
Kelsey was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley. She completed four years at University of Mary Washington with a focus on business administration, before finding her passion in the mental health field. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Virginia Western Community College. Kelsey served as an intern with Hall Community Services, and soon joined in a full-time capacity. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with family, friends, her pets and honing her golfing skills.
Psychosocial Day Program
Jessica Baker, QMHP-A
Staunton Program Supervisor
Kelsey Dickerson, QPP
Amanda Kenny, QMHP-A
Assistant Program Supervisor
Amanda was born and raised in Rockford, IL. Hollins University brought her to Roanoke, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology. Amanda began her career at HCS in 2012 as an intern in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program before she was brought on as a Community Support Worker. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and baking vegan treats for the clients.
Penelope Mazza, QPP
Jessica was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley. She has lived throughout the United States while her husband served in the Air Force, meanwhile she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern New Mexico University. Jessica began her career working with children in the school setting while in New Mexico. For the last 5 years, Jessica has served as a Community Support Worker in the Roanoke Valley. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, creating art, and being in nature.
Sarah was born and raised in Churchville, VA before making Rockbridge County home. Sarah obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Mary Baldwin and later received her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Sarah has experience working with children, adolescents and adults across different treatment modalities. Some of Sarah's interests include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and Substance Abuse. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.