Meet the Staff
Rachel Winters, Director of Operations
Rachel comes to Madison House from the University of Central Oklahoma where she served as the Assistant Director of the Volunteer & Service Learning Center. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2010 and a Master of Education in Adult & Higher Education, College Student Personnel in 2013 both from UCO. While at Central she worked with UCO Alternative Breaks, The Big Event, a large day of community service, and collaborated with community partners, faculty and students to integrate service learning into the classroom. A couple of her favorite volunteer opportunities were aiding in the disaster relief in New York after Hurricane Sandy and working with the Fire and Aviation team in the Grand Canyon. Previously outside of the office, Rachel danced in the first professional jazz, contemporary and hip hop company in Oklahoma, RACE(Radical Application of Creative Energy) and mentored a group of high school girls at her church. She is excited to join Madison House and support the students making an incredible impact on the community everyday.
Maggie Patton, Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
Maggie joined Madison House as Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations in February 2014. A native of Pennsylvania, she graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. She then moved to Chicago and completed a Masters degree at the University of Chicago's Divinity School in 2010. Following her academic pursuits, Maggie returned to the Charlottesville area to work in development and nonprofit management. Prior to joining Madison House, she worked as Education Manager at the Virginia Discovery Museum and Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at The Montpelier Foundation. Maggie supports local nonprofits and volunteers her time through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Future Fund. Maggie is excited to help secure the financial support that makes Madison House's work possible and to work with its talented and dedicated alumni.
Victoria Long, Director of Communications
Victoria joined Madison House as Director of Communications in April 2014. Previously, she was Communications Director at Piedmont Council for the Arts, the designated arts agency for Charlottesville and its surrounding counties, for two years. Prior to that, she served in AmeriCorps. Victoria was the 2012-2013 artist-in-residence at The Haven, a day shelter for the homeless and poor in Charlottesville and she is a facilitator of Charlottesville SOUP, a seasonal public dinner series that provides micro-grants to local artists. She graduated from the University of Virginia and volunteered through Madison House as a student.
Jennifer Walker, Director of Programs
Jennifer Walker has been working at Madison House since 2010 and became the Director of Programs in the Spring of 2011. Originally from Dallas, TX, Jennifer went to Princeton University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology. From 2008-2010, Jennifer was employed as an Americorps VISTA to work at UVa's Community Relations Office with their Day in the Life Mentoring and Tutoring Program. In her free time, Jennifer mentors a group of high school girls through her church and loves spending time with her husband Clark Walker (COMM '05) and her son Caleb.
Yousaf Sajid, Director of Program Development & Engagement
Yousaf Sajid joined the Madison House staff in summer of 2011. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Cognitive Science. While at the University, Yousaf spent his time as a Madison House volunteer, Program Director and Head Program Director for the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. In addition to his involvement with Madison House, Yousaf was a Resident Advisor for first year dorms, a tour guide with the University Guide Service, and a member of his class Trustees. Upon graduation, Yousaf worked in healthcare consulting and marketing and was a leader in the UVa Club of Washington.
Yousaf is very excited to serve at Madison House as a staff member and contribute to both the University and Charlottesville community. Along with the Director of Programs, Yousaf advises the Head Program Directors at Madison House in areas of volunteer management and leadership. In addition to advising students, Yousaf serves as a grant writer and coordinates grant funding addtionally he advises the Madison House Alumni Council (MHAC). Yousaf lives downtown where he enjoys the local arts and music scene.