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
Rosie Alexander Community Led Care Research Officer
Vacant Training and Development Worker
 Meghan McEwen  Funding and Development Worker
Hannah Ker  HR Worker
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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
Vacant Adult Befriending Development Worker
Anna Johnston Adult Befriending Development Worker
Vacant Connect Project Co-ordinator
Vacant 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


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