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)
  • Elaine Grieve (Vice Chair)
  • Malcolm Graves
  • Bashir Hasham
  • Linda Lennie
  • Jan Judge
  • Ian Carse
  • Chief Executive

    Gail Anderson


    Rosalind Aitken| Operations & Development Manager
    Malcolm Scott| Community Development Worker
    Rebecca Crawford| Community Engagement Worker


    Rob McGregor| Volunteer Development Worker
    Brian Cromarty| Youth Development Worker
    Kirsty Rochford| Youth Development Worker

    Office and Admin

    Ingrid Berry| Senior Office Administrator
    Leona Norquay| Office Administrator
    Cecily Cromby| Office Administrator (Counselling Centre)
    Lynn Craven| Cleaner
  • Finance

    Anne Stacey| Finance Administrator
    Davie Campbell| Finance Worker


    Hannah Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
    Katherine Rendall| Young People’s Befriending Co-ordinator
    Alison Guthrie| Adult Befriending Co-ordinator
    Kasia Gorzkowska| Adult Befriending Development Worker
    Lynn Taylor| Adult Befriending Development Worker
    Susan Wishart| Adult Befriending Development Worker
    Karen Mack| Connect Project Co-ordinator
    Helen Doyle| Connect Support Worker
    Caroline Evans| Connect Outreach Worker
    Harry Johnson| 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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