Our team

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.

Current Directors of the Board are:

Sheila Garson (Chair) Elaine Grieve (Vice Chair) Jan Judge (Treasurer)
Julian Branscombe Ken Grant Malcolm Graves
Bashir Hasham Linda Lennie Sue Sulat
Richard Thomas    

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

Gail Anderson Chief Executive
Edwina Lloyd Training and Development Worker
Meghan McEwen Funding and Development Worker
Hannah Ker HR Worker
Caron Jenkins Community Planning Worker
Alan Manzie Birsay Community Development Officer
Fraser Devine Team Leader
Rob McGregor Volunteer Placement Worker
Brian Cromarty Youth Development Worker
Laura Leonard Youth Development Worker
Office and Admin
Ingrid Berry Senior Office Administrator
Peter Donald Office Administrator
Cecily Cromby Office Administrator (Counselling Centre)
Vacant Administrative Assistant
Lynn Craven Cleaner
Katie Brass 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
Arlene Montgomery Adult Befriending Development Worker
Vacant Adult Befriending Development Worker
Lindsey Johnson Connect Project Co-ordinator
Ann Owen Connect Support Worker
Kara Leslie Connect Worker - Autism
Brian Darby Connect Outreach Worker

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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