Our Team

The Faces of Hope team is a group of passionate, determined, and fun-loving individuals with experience in nutrition, physical activity, and working with children. They are experts in their fields and strive to motivate all of our program participants to live healthier lifestyles. Together, this team delivers the programs of The Faces of Hope that are so essential to the success of the participants, their families, and the organization.

APowellAngela Powell, Lead Trainer

Angela Powell has been a fitness instructor for over eight years, promoting fitness and teaching exercise classes at her church and at the Richmond Technical Center. She was responsible for having the technical center come in first place for the “Get Moving RPS” fitness challenge by helping her fellow co-workers have fun and get healthy doing the fitness activities they enjoy. Angela’s energetic spirit allows her to make our exercise classes exciting and unique. Her motto is “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

JCoakerJeannie Coaker, Dietician

Our nutritionist Jeannie is an expert in the field of juvenile nutritional services and is experienced in dealing with both children and families. She is passionate about eating healthy and living well.


IGrayIvana Gray, Behavioral Health

Ivana Gray, our newest BSW, is a recent graduate from VCU. She has always had a love for children and finds working with them to be a rewarding aspect in her life. She is one of our Lifestyle Coaches, here at FOH, where she facilitates and co-facilitates groups. She also offers individual sessions with our children and their families to build a better rapport and understanding of her clients.