Traci Chapman Toth
Traci became a member of the Faith in Action Board of Directors in 2010 serving on the board almost 8 years before becoming Executive Director in 2017. Prior to that Traci worked 14 years for Frederick County Department of Social Services. First as a Social Work Assistant and later as the IT/Human Resources Specialist. She left FCDSS in 2013 when her daughter was born and loved spending four years as a full-time mommy before returning to work in September 2017 for Faith in Action/Wheels for Wellness.
The part-time position is responsible for the administration side of the organization. Which includes writing grants, recruitment of clients/volunteers, public speaking, publicity of the organization, maintaining day-to-day office functions, fundraising and more. She can typically be found in the office weekday mornings.
The signature fundraiser, Tablescapes, has become a favorite and she looks forward to it every year, narrowing down ideas for the event has become the challenge.
Traci moved to Winchester in 1995 from her hometown of Keyser, WV. She lives in Frederick County with her husband and 8-year-old daughter. She loves to travel, antique, is a collector of way too many things, is a Christmas decorating nut and Home Goods bargain hunter.
Mike and Kathy Garcia are married and reside in Western Frederick County. Kathy originates from Loudoun County, Virginia, Mike from Southern California, and is a USAF veteran. Their association with Faith in Action began in 2006 when Kathy was in need of transportation to physical therapy appointments and Mike had expended all of his accrued vacation hours at his job, which at the time was as an Environmental Specialist at a local engineering company, ECS Mid-Atlantic. Faith in Action stepped in, providing transportation to Kathy's remaining appointments, after which Mike was moved to become a volunteer driver, transporting during his lunch breaks.
After layoffs occurred at ECS, Mike volunteered with FIA as a transport coordinator, working at the former Cork Street office a couple of days a week. He soon discovered that this work could be accomplished through remote desktop connection, and has been working from home ever since, later being hired as a contractor to FIA. Kathy was brought in as a volunteer to assist and currently the workload is split roughly evenly between the two of them, providing nearly continuous coverage.
Mike and Kathy Garcia