Maia Dalton-Theodore, LCSW, CSAC, SAP is currently the Behavioral Health Coordinator for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. She administers the Fire Chaplains program, the Crisis Response Team and the Family Assistance Team . She also works with Fairfax County firefighters and paramedics who are struggling with substance abuse issues through the Disciplinary Diversion Program. She received her BA Degree in Sociology and German from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Universality of Hawaii. She began her Social Work career working in the addictions field first for CATS at INOVA Hospital and then Arlington Hospital. She then moved into EAP work at Amtrak as the Mid Atlantic Regional Counselor and then as the National Manager of the internal EAP. While at Amtrak, she redesigned the Crisis Response Program and the Family Assistance Program in accordance with federal regulations regarding Transportation Disaster Response. She was also responsible for ensuring Amtrak’s compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations regarding Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) procedures. She has provided clinical supervision to Masters level students from various Social Work Schools in the Metropolitan area. She has trained managers, employees and peer counselors regarding substance abuse, mental health, trauma and grief issues.
She was married to the late Charles “Chip” Theodore, a retired Captain from the Arlington, Virginia Fire Department.