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


    Rosalind Aitken| Operations & Development Manager
    Clare Gee| Community Development Worker
    Anthea Hume | Community Development Worker


    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
    Ellena Walker| Accounts Assistant


    Hannah Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
    Katherine Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
    Sarah Kelly| Adult Befriending Co-ordinator
    Kasia Barnett| Adult Befriending Development Worker
    Charlotte Spence| Adult Befriending Development Worker (B.A.L.L. Groups / Lunch Clubs)
    Kathy Potts | Adult Befriending Development Worker
    Karen Mack| Connect Project Co-ordinator
    Caroline Evans| Connect Outreach Worker
    Harry Johnson| Island Wellbeing Project Manager
    Jamie Donaghey| Island Self-Management Group Co-ordinator
    Willie Neish| Tech Peer Mentor
    Mark Bailey| Community Engagement 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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