SOUTHGATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate Community Center Advisory Council (CHCCSAC) represents a network of individuals dedicated to the betterment of the Center and the overall community. The Council's strategic plan which is currently in implementation includes the following components:
1) supporting and augmenting programming and resources at The Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate
2) raising awareness of The Cathy Hudgins Community Center at Southgate in the local neighborhood and greater Reston community
3) fostering an increased level of engagement among members of the Council and volunteers at the Center.
Maryam Ovissi is current Vice-Chair, and has been a member of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council since March 2017. In addition to her services to Southgate Community Center, Maryam is the founder and director of Beloved Yoga: A Sanctuary for All. Maryam is proud to have Beloved Yoga offer programs at Southgate Community Center for the commUNITY.
Caren Anton serves as the Chair for the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council and has been a member since 2022. Caren is an amazing asset as she is a former RA (Reston Association) Board member, a longtime Reston Resident, and volunteers to help her community thrive.
Angela Davis is the current secretary and has been a member of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council since 2021. She is a Reston residents who enjoys being apart of a community that has many options to assist its members.
GERALD S. PADMORE
Gerald S. Padmore has been on the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council since 2013 and currently serves as its Treasurer. Gerald grew up in Reston and has lived in the HunterMill district for almost 45 years. Gerald loves his family, reading, and sports.
Kelsey Myers, is a pastt Vice-Chairperson on the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council, joining in 2019. She is a wife and mom of three who recently moved to the Reston area. She works as a marriage and family therapist and speaker who specializes in interpersonal neurobiology and community building. When she is not wrangling little ones, Kelsey enjoys crafting and photography, getting to know and serving neighbors, spending time with her friends and family, and reading
Darlena Ricks is the a past Chairperson for the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council and has been a member since March 2012. She understands the needs of the community and has served in other leadership roles. She is also a marketing instructor and serves as the Awards Co-Chairsperson for the Apha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, Zeta Chi Omega Chapter. Darlena has her BBA in Marketing, MBA in Business, and Masters in Education Leadership. Darlena’s passions and hobbies include traveling, participating in community service, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Andy Sigle currently serves as a member Southgate Community Center Advisory Council and has been on the council since 2014. A former Chair of the Council, he is also involved in the community as a Reston Historic Trust Board Member, a SLHS PTSA Food Pantry co-founder and lead, and a member of The Reston Chorale.
Kathy Jones has been a member of the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council since September 2017. She is also a part of the human trafficking support group in northern Virginia (NOVA HTI). Kathy obtained her BA from Howard University and MA from Virginia Tech. Kathy enjoys reading and listening to music in her free time and loves being around children.