Yesenia Sarabia-Peiker

Project Manager/Northern Region Outreach Coordinator/Hispanic Liaison

Yesenia Sarabia-Peiker is the Project Manager for the Virginia Paternity Establishment Program. She also works as the Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Virginia region and serves as the Hispanic Community Liaison for the program.
Yesenia has been with VPEP for more than 12 years.
Yesenia brings more than 30 years of experience in public relations, government relations, marketing, and training to the program. She has held various positions including Communications Director for the Governor of New Jersey and Senior Consultant for Health and Human Services and the Federal Aviation Administration. However, the title she is most proud of is that of mom to her 9-year-old son.
In her spare time, Yesenia enjoys travelling, reading, writing, and spending quality time with her family and her Miniature Schnauzer, Leo.

Shannon Swann

Western Outreach Coordinator

Greetings Y’all! I am Shannon Christian Swann, born and raised in Roanoke, VA – The Star City! Like my colleague, I am introverted by nature, extroverted by craft and an empath by design. My career started in the human services field since the year 1995 and I developed my skills to working community based licensed mental health services provider to adults in the Roanoke Valley. Working in the community directly for the past 10 years prepared me for the challenges of this position and poised me to interface with the hospital facilities and staff as they diligently perform their duties and ensure that we remain the Number #1 state in getting Virginia Dads added to the birth certificate.

There is nothing more important to me than family. I raised my three adult children on my own, so I understand the life created by absentee fathers. In turn, acting as the Outreach Coordinator for Western Virginia is a full circle purpose in my life to assist Virginian families in accessing every right afforded to newborns.

Laphillda Davis

Eastern Outreach Coordinator

Laphillda has been on the job for 3 years and 6 months.
She loves children and getting to see newborn bundles of joy.
Her favorite part about this job is networking and strategizing with people who are also passionate about helping families and children!

Umiah Williams

Outreach Coordinator

I am Umiah Williams, a native of
Hampton Roads Virgina. I am an
introverted extrovert who loves going to
the beach, traveling, and learning
about different cultures. I am excited to
help bring positive change to the
communities we serve by engaging
with and providing education to the
public on issues of paternity
establishment. I am also excited to be
part of a committed team with a
passion for community service.

Lori Chance

Document Management Specialist

I love dining out, travel, walking, I love animals especially dogs and love the beach hope to live there someday.

Jessica Lennie

Media Marketing Specialist

Hi I'm Jessica, I moved to the NOVA
area in October from Denver Colorado.
Although I am still getting to know the area,
I am excited to be a part of the community
by spreading awareness about the Virginia
Paternity Establishment Program! When I
have free time, you will likely find me out
walking my dogs or relaxing at home with
my boyfriend and the rest of our pets. We
have a bit of a zoo consisting of 2 dogs, a
cat, a gecko, and 2 dart frogs!