Toni started her career in 1988 as a Case Manager for homeless families in Montgomery County. After becoming Program Manager for Homeless Services, she developed an expertise in working with women and adolescent girls impacted by trauma. During the course of her thirty-year human services career, she has implemented and directed many programs focused on serving the needs of women and children impacted by trauma. She created the House of Ruth Maryland’s Baxter Center for Women and Children, served as Director of Montgomery County’s Shelter for Battered Women and Director of Outreach Services for Family and Children Services in Howard County Maryland. She also co-founded Intuitions, LLC, a private counseling center for Women and Children in Baltimore, Maryland. She provided trauma recovery services to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana and in April, 2006, she was appointed by the County Executive to serve on Montgomery County’s Board of Victim Services. She was elected co-chair of the Board in June, 2010. She served on the Board for four terms, until June 2011 when she moved to Northern Virginia.
Toni worked as Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for So Others Might Eat, Inc., a large non-profit in the District of Columbia, until she became an employee of the District of Columbia. During her tenure with the District, Toni led the effort at the Child and Family Services Agency to become a domestic violence informed child welfare agency, and served as the Deputy Director of Victim Services in the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. Two years ago, Toni became Director of Fairfax County’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and was recently appointed to the State Advisory Board on Sexual and Domestic Violence.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Community
Counseling from John’s Hopkins University. She is also trained in EMDR, an evidence-based
practice used to treat victims of psychological trauma. She is an effective speaker and has
facilitated numerous trainings and workshops on trauma, vicarious trauma and self-care. She
has a deep passion and dedication for looking at historical and systemic oppression and how it
intensifies the already devastating impacts of psychological, spiritual, emotional and physical
Toni is married to Bruce Moody and together, they have seven children, two grandchildren and
an elderly dog.