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Virginia Democrat. Lover of Libby the Lab. Virginia's Newest Valley Girl. PR Professional.

Immigration, Civil Liberties & Social Justice Advocate.

meet jen little

Published by Pilar Marrero for La Opinión and then shared internationally.
Take a moment to read an article about why immigration and TPS matter to me.
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#DoGood #BeTheChange #BeKind #HelpOthers



jen the public servant

In 2007 Jen was first elected to the Mathews County School Board.  When she moved to Augusta County in December of 2016, Jen resigned from her third term, her ninth year, as a local elected official.  Jen submitted her resignation because she moved to Staunton, Virginia to accept a position with the nationwide company Nexus Services, Inc. based in Verona. 


Jen worked zealously to ensure all children in her community had access to a quality education during her service on the Mathews County School Board and advocated ardently at the local, state and federal levels of government for her students, employees, and community. During her time on the School Board, funding plunged due to the recession.  Despite significant challenges, Jen remained vigilant in her efforts with the Board to provide the students of Mathews County the best education possible.


In August of 2016, Jen Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Jen to the Virginia Board of Psychology. Where she currently serves as the only citizen member of the Board.


Following the Virginia Tech massacre, Governor Tim Kaine appointed Jen to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services State Board (DBHDS) in 2008. This board oversees all mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Jen's time on the DBHDS was a difficult period for the delivery of mental health services in Virginia.  Jen was instrumental in making certain the Commonwealth Center for Children Adolescents in Staunton remained open through her vocal advocacy at all levels of Government, including conversations with Governor Kaine.  She worked with fellow Board members to rename the entire agency from "Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse" to what we now know as the "Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services." This move removed "Mental Retardation" from Virginia Code.  During a horrible recession and severe budget cuts, Jen advocated ardently for the Commonwealth to provide a better delivery of mental health services and was successful on many fronts.  Jen's term ended in 2012.

Meet Jen Little

Love Me Like The River Does

Jen Little
Love Me Like The River Does
Love Me Like The River Does

Love Me Like The River Does

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Social Media Story with My Dog Libby

Social Media Story with My Dog Libby

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Across the Aisle

Across the Aisle

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All of my decision are rooted in ethics.  The following cover just about every ethical dilemma regardless of the situation, whether politically, social, professional or through advocacy.  ❧ jen

#DoGood #BeTheChange #BeKind


Rotary Four Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



The Golden Rule 

"Do to others what you want them to do to you." 

jen the lifelong democrat