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Education

  • Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Master’s in Criminal Justice
  • Darden School of Business Management

Worked at SJV

  • 1986 – Present

Professional Memberships

  • United Way Education Action Council

Cindy Faison, COO

Cindy Faison
Chief Operations Officer
804-553-3249 • email

Cindy Faison is currently the Chief Operations Officer for St. Joseph’s Villa. She has more than 40 years of human service experience. Ms. Faison began her career as a residential counselor and went on to develop and direct numerous programs and services throughout the state of Virginia. Her expertise includes residential programming, education, community based, and homeless services. She has been serving in various leadership roles for more than 30 years and has expertise in strategic planning, organizational development, risk management, budgeting, and policy and program development. Ms. Faison has initiated and created leadership and management development programs, new service concepts, and organizational structure development.

Ms. Faison received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan College and earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed the Darden School of Business Management Development Program. She is a current member of the United Way Education Action Council.

Recent News

SDCA presenters

SJV Center for Autism staff share pivots in education model at state conference

When Governor Northam ordered the physical closing of every school in the Commonwealth due to COVID-19 on March 13th, 2020, the Villa's Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) rebooted as

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We Rose Up

RiseUP Campaign exceeds $25 million goal to upgrade programs and campus

History has been made at the Villa! We are so grateful for the generous support of our community, and proud to announce that the Villa’s five-year RiseUP Campaign raised over

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Amazon Wishlist

Meet Urgent Needs with our Amazon Wishlist

Introducing a new way to lend a helping hand to Villa children and families! Your donation of urgently needed items on our Amazon Wishlist can be shipped directly to us,

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