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 from time to time.

Current Directors of the Board are:

  • Sheila Garson (Chair)
  • Ian Carse (Vice Chair)
  • Malcolm Graves
  • Bashir Hasham
  • Linda Lennie
  • Jan Judge
  • Gerry O’Brien
  • Janice Annal
  • Chief Executive

    Gail Anderson
     

    Development

    Rosalind Aitken| Operations & Development Manager
     
    Rebecca Crawford| Community Engagement Worker
     
    Clare Gee| Community Development Worker
     

    Volunteering

    Samantha Stringer | Volunteer Development Worker
     
    Brian Cromarty| Youth Development Worker
     
    Kirsty Rochford| Youth Development Worker
     

    Office and Admin

    Kerry Wilson| Senior Office Administrator
     
    Ellena Walker | Office Administrator
     
    Cecily Cromby| Office Administrator (Counselling Centre)
     
    Lynn Craven| Cleaner
  • Finance

    Anne Stacey| Finance Administrator
     
    Davie Campbell| Finance Worker
     

    Projects

    Hannah Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
     
    Katherine Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
     
    Sarah Kelly| Adult Befriending Co-ordinator
     
    Kasia Gorzkowska| Adult Befriending Development Worker
     
    Karen Mack| Connect Project Co-ordinator
     
    Caroline Evans| Connect Outreach Worker
     
    Harry Johnson| Project Manager- Enhancing Well-being in our Island Communities
     
    Pete McAndrew | Tech Peer Mentor
     
    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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