New Executive Director Named

Christine Poward

Christine Poward

Christine Poward has over two decades of experience leading a variety of health care and not-for-profit organizations. She has demonstrated a successful track record of decisive decision making, team building, communications and branding initiatives, fundraising, and program development and implementation.

Christine has proven experience in all areas of association management including advocacy, brand development, membership, program, services, and communications. She is uniquely qualified to recognize the needs of organizations and create and execute effectively strategies to meet their goals.

Prior to joining Herndon Reston FISH, Christine served as the Interim Division Director for Marketing and Development for NeighborWorks America, a $250 million non-governmental organization that is the nation’s premier leader in affordable housing and community development. During her time with the organization, Christine oversaw fund growth in excess of 25%, a brand redevelopment as well as a strategic reorganization.

“I am excited to be joining Herndon-Reston FISH during this exciting time in their growth. FISH has been an integral part of the Herndon Reston communities for forty five years and I look forward to being part of this great organization and the work they do,” says Poward.

Christine holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.

Latest FISH Newsletters/Annual Reports

Summer 2014 Newsletter
Winter 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Summer 2013 Newsletter
Winter 2013 Newsletter
Fall 2012 Newsletter

A complete archive of newsletters can be found here.

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FISH continues to receive grants from Fairfax County, the United Way, Community Foundations, and corporations. In addition, many individuals donate generously to FISH. We are fortunate to have so many supporters that help us provide assistance to our neighbors in need.

KING FISH – $10,000 +

Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool
United Way of the National Capital Area CIF
United Way Workplace Giving
Bradley Farm Homeowners Association

ANGEL FISH – $5,000 – $9,999

The Closet
Baywood Hotels
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Gannett Foundation
John & Hilda Arnold Foundation
RealNetworks Foundation
United Christian Parish

BIG FISH – $2,500 – $4,999

Americas Charities
Kendall Philanthropic Gift Fund
Sallie Mae

GOLD FISH – $1000 – $2,499

Exxon Mobil Foundation
Griffin-Owens & Associates
Hidden Creek Country Club
JV Schiro Zavela Foundation
Maximus Foundation
St Anne’s Episcopal Church
St. John Neumann Catholic Community
St. Mark Catholic Church
Verizon Foundation

SAIL FISH – $500 – $999

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Northrop Grumman
Unitarian Universalist Church

SUN FISH – $250 – $499

Freddie Mac Employee Fund
RealNetworks Foundation Matching GIfts Program

Herndon-Reston FISH appears on House of Delegates Ken Plum’s Virginia Report

Drivers Are Urgently Needed

Do you have a couple of hours a month that you could spare to drive an individual to and from a medical appointment? If interested in volunteering to drive, please call the FISH Hotline at 703-437-6000 or visit our Volunteer page.

Note that we require evidence of auto insurance, good driving record and we will do a background check, a common practice among volunteer organizations that serve children and/or elderly persons.