2016-2017 Executive Board

2016-2017 Executive Board

Each Spring, the FCG membership body elects a leadership team of six members to run the organization and ensure the execution of FCG’s mission. Learn more about the current administration below.


Executive Director: Tyler Williams


Tyler Williams is a second year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from U.Va. in 2016. Tyler is interested in policies that increase access to education and promote human rights.

Through various involvements, Tyler has pursued his passion for public service in both the Charlottesville community and beyond. As an FCG Project Leader, he worked with  the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless and energy180. He has interned with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence assisting local non-profits through research of potential grant funders, national and local nonprofit trends, and nonprofit best practices. This past summer Tyler interned with the Department of Education’s Performance Improvement Team.

Contact Tyler at TylerWilliams@fcgconsulting.org.

Finance Chair: Kevin Boyer 

DSC_0074Kevin Boyer is a second-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Foreign Affairs from U.Va. in 2013. His past projects for FCG Consulting include the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.

Kevin is committed to travel and public service. After graduating, he taught in South Korea and served as an AmeriCorps member in Appalachia, where he provided microfinance and technical assistance to low-income and minority entrepreneurs. In the past year he has researched participatory budgeting processes for The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and social impact bonds for the Virginia Pay for Success Lab. He has proudly interned with the office of Delegate David Toscano, the UVA Center for Politics, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Kevin is interested in social entrepreneurship, global development, and humanitarian relief.

Contact Kevin at KevinBoyer@fcgconsulting.org.

Membership Chair: Ashley Gobert 

Batten 21aug15 JLooney hi-res-0845Ashley Gobert is a Second Year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013. Ashley’s policy interests include education policy reform, human rights, civil rights, and urban development.
After graduating from Spelman, Ashley pursued her passion for education reform by becoming a National Teaching Fellow for Citizen Schools, an AmeriCorps service program. During her time as a Teaching Fellow, She taught 7th grade math at an under-performing, majority minority and low-income middle school in Durham, North Carolina. As an FCG member, Ashley served on projects for the Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity and served as Co-Project Manager for a project with the Park School, a non-traditional school for Charlottesville students.

Contact Ashley at alg2ty@virginia.edu.

Client Development and Outreach Chair: Whitney Farmer 

Whitney FarmerWhitney Farmer is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Frank S. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Her main policy interest is Health and Development Policy. Whitney received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in May 2009 where she double-majored in English and History. After graduation, she spent two and a half years in Kharkov, Ukraine serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Immediately before returning to graduate school, she worked as Policy Coordinator at Morven Farm where she managed the farm’s sustainable agriculture initiative. She also served as an integral member on the Presidential Precinct committee, transforming Morven into a site to facilitate the education and experiential learning of international emerging leaders in civil society, rule of law, and democracy-building.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with her sisters and Australian Shepherd and cheering on her boyfriend at the Virginia Men’s Rugby games.

Contact Whitney at WhitneyFarmer@fcgconsulting.org.

Alumni Relations and Special Events Chair: Jacquelyn Katuin

dsc_0056Jacquelyn Katuin is an accelerated MPP candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology. Her primary policy interests include social justice and international development, with a specific focus on racial and gender equality.

Professionally, Jacquelyn has conducted research for the UVA Guatemala Initiative. Through a grant from the UVA Center for Global Health, she and her research partner were able to develop an English curriculum for Deaf students in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. She has also worked as an FCG Project Manager for the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville, and served as a consultant for The Park School.

Jacquelyn has spent time volunteering at her local hospital and at schools in the Charlottesville area. She has also served as trip leader and vice president for Students Helping Honduras, a non-profit working to end poverty and extreme gang violence in Honduras through youth empowerment and education.

Contact Jacquelyn at JacquelynKatuin@fcgconsulting.org.

Information Chair: Cheng Xu

DSC_0081Cheng is a second year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science. She has worked on projects for FCG Consulting with the Virginia Discovery Museum and Charlottesville Boys & Girls Club.

Cheng’s policy areas of interest are healthcare and technology. Before starting her Master’s program she worked in IT consulting at CACI and has held previous internships in the Charlottesville Office of Economic Development and at Republic Records. At Batten she is involved in FCG Consulting, Batten Ambassadors, and Armchair Analytics. This summer she will be interning at PFM in their Management and Budget Consulting group in Philadelphia.

Contact Cheng at cx4ah@virginia.edu.

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