Clarence “Bo” W. Hall – Chief Executive Officer
Clarence “Bo” W. Hall, our Founder and CEO, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Averett University. Hall Mentoring Services, Inc was formed in February of 1999. June 2006, as we continued growth and new development our company’s named was changed to Hall Community Services, Inc. Bo has overseen the growth of the company from two employees to over sixty, along with numerous added and expanded programs. 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 mentally challenged and mentally ill. 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.
Cindy Gravely – Director of Finance & Administration
Cindy has worked at Hall Community Services, Inc since June 2004. Cindy has 20 plus years of previous employment in various positions that required supervisory duties related to financial administration, human resources, employee relations, budget development and corporate oversight. Cindy started our Representative Payee Program and is currently the supervisor over this program. Cindy serves as Clarence “Bo” W. Hall’s administrative assistant. Cindy has served as Special Olympics Area 8 treasurer since May 2004.
Tara Hutcheson, LPC – Clinical Director
Being a native from Roanoke, VA, Tara 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 worked in an intensive in-home setting since her graduation and 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.
Makenzie Daniels – Program Supervisor (Staunton Office), Mental Health Skill-building Services Makenzie is a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Bluefield College. She has gained immense experience from working with individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities; helping them grow and reach their goals and full potential. Makenzie has worked in MHSS, case management and residential programs. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys exploring the mountains of Virginia with her dog, Max.
P. John Holm – Program Supervisor, Psychosocial Rehabilitation
A transplant to Roanoke, VA after his military service, John obtained degrees in Business Management/Administration (1997), Mental Health (2003), and Social Work (2005). Prior to coming to work for Hall Community Service in 2010, John worked for almost a decade with the Department of Corrections as a Clinical Supervisor for the Therapeutic Communities while also working with adolescents at the Barry Robinson Center in Virginia Beach. John enjoys many outdoor activities in the Roanoke Valley in addition to volunteering as a coach for the Special Olympics swimming program.
Anita Mitchem – Program Development Coordinator
Anita Mitchem has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and marketing and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology with a minor in counseling. Anita was employed as a psychologist at So. Va. Mental Health Institute for almost 6 years. In 1988, Anita left the institute to take a position with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Office of Licensing. Anita retired from the department in March 2009. Anita has been working in the capacity of Consultant and Program Development Coordinator for Hall Community Services since August 2009.