First Lady Lisa Collis, an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and the protection of children in Virginia, serves as the Honorary Chair for Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. In April 2002, she made the commitment to visit each of the 36 local Healthy Families sites in Virginia in order to "bring attention to the issue of child abuse to emphasize the importance and wisdom of prevention programs and to highlight the effectiveness of the Healthy Families initiative." Ms. Collis has contributed over a decade of service to the prevention of child abuse in various capacities: as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia; as a member of the SCAN Board of Directors; and as a member of the SCAN Board's Executive Committee, serving as Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. As a CASA volunteer, Ms. Collis worked directly with children who had been abused or neglected. She represented the best interests of the children before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in Alexandria. In her role as a CASA volunteer, she extended herself that extra mile for the family involved and handled her advocacy work quietly and thoroughly. As SCAN Board President, Ms. Collis focused the resources of the organization on placing more emphasis on public education and awareness of child abuse and neglect. She helped to develop Child Abuse Prevention Month activities in Alexandria and promoted child abuse prevention through guest appearances on local cable programs. Together with her husband, Governor Mark Warner, Ms. Collis established the Collis Warner Foundation, a longtime dream. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting family and children's issues in Virginia. Through the Collis Warner Foundation, Ms. Collis has supported a number of initiatives, including bringing parent education classes into communities with high incidence of child abuse and neglect. As a champion for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, First Lady Lisa Collis is dedicated to a brighter future for children and families in Virginia.