Gordon A. Raley, MSW
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Family Service Foundation as CEO, Gordon Raley served as the Director of Public Policy for Family Health International (FHI), and has more than 25 years of experience in health and human services in the Washington metropolitan area. Eight of those years were spent as Staff Director for the U.S. House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Human Resources, which had legislative responsibility for programs like the Office of Economic Opportunity (the remnants of the War on Poverty), Head Start, the Older American’s Act, and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. He joined FHI immediately from the National Mental Health Association where he was Vice President for Federal Partnerships for four years. He has also headed public policy for the Child Welfare League of America and the American Vocational Association. For eleven years, he was the President/CEO of the National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations, a collaborative body of 58 national voluntary nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the American Cancer Society.
Prior to coming to the Washington metropolitan area, Gordon worked in local government with the New Orleans City Health Department as project director for the New Orleans Cooperative Health Information System, after receiving his Master’s degree in Community Organization and Planning from Tulane University School of Social Work. He holds a BA degree from Baylor University.
Thomas Valayathil, EdD, NCC, LCPC, ACS
Director, Behavioral Health Services
Thomas Valayathil is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Family Services Foundation. He holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University in Northern Virginia and a Master’s Degree from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Board Approved Supervisor for the State of Maryland. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor for the District of Columbia, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Grief Recovery Specialist. He has received advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia and in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Thomas has fifteen years of experience in the mental health field and worked in various capacities such as case management, intake specialist, therapist, team lead, and program director of outpatient mental health. He is very active in the American Counseling Association, Maryland Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Juanita Aubertin, BA
Human Resources Manager
Juanita Aubertin brings extensive experience in human resources, management, and accounting, to her role as manager of Family Service Foundation’s Human Resource Department. With over fifteen years nonprofit administrative experience in the field of developmental disabilities, she provides support for personnel matters, organizational change, strategic planning, staff scheduling, and benefits management and has been a key contributor in developing policies and procedures to improve organizational and employee quality, while maintaining efficiency. She is a graduate of University of Maryland, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She is currently pursuing her Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP).