The late Aaron Palmer who was on the staff of Catholic Charities and helped establish the organization. He served as the first Executive Director for Gabriel Homes over 10 years and helped integrate our residents to be part of the Reston Community.

He began his social work career in Wilmington, DE at Family Services of Delaware. In 1958, he moved to CT, where Mr. Palmer continued to pursue his social work career with Catholic Charities, Dioceses of Norwich for 12 years. In 1970, he moved to Fairfax, VA, where he became executive director of Catholic Family and Children Services, which later became Catholic Charities of Arlington Diocese. During Mr. Palmer's tenure, many new programs were initiated, including Gabriel Homes.