VAO is governed by a Board of Directors who are nominated from our membership. VAO Directors meet every six weeks as a full Board and are also involved in various VAO subgroups from time to time.

Current Directors of the Board are:

Sheila Garson (Chair) Elaine Grieve (Vice Chair)  
Julian Branscombe Malcolm Graves  
Bashir Hasham Linda Lennie  
Jan Judge  Ian Carse  

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Our experienced team of staff have wide knowledge of the third sector in Orkney and can help with a wide range of enquirie                  


Gail Anderson

Chief Executive

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Gary Amos Partnership & Development Manager

VAO Development Worker
Hannah Ker  HR Development Officer
Rob McGregor Volunteer Development Worker
Brian Cromarty Youth Development Worker
Laura Leonard Youth Development Worker
Office and Admin
Ingrid Berry Senior Office Administrator
Leona Norquay Office Administrator
Cecily Cromby Office Administrator (Counselling Centre)

Lynn Craven Cleaner
Anne Stacey Finance Administrator
Davie Campbell Finance Worker
Hannah Rendall Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
Morgan Maxton Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
Linsey Drever Adult Befriending Co-ordinator
Kasia Gorzkowska Adult Befriending Development Worker
 Vacant Adult Befriending Development Worker
Vacant Connect Project Co-ordinator
Helen Doyle  Connect Support Worker
Vacant  Connect Worker - Autism
Suzy Fraser Connect Outreach Worker
Caroline Evans Connect Outreach Work 
Rosalind Aitken      Project Manager- Enhancing Well-being in our Island Communities
Rosie Alexander Community Led Care Research Officer

Our work is enhanced by our dedicated volunteers who are fully trained for a variety of placements including volunteer receptionists and befriending volunteers.

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