Deidre previously held the position of Interim Executive Director and prior to that, Operations Manager. She has the unique firsthand experience of organizing the business of a statewide non-profit as well as a firm knowledge of recovery and peer empowerment. Deidre has been employed with VOCAL since 2012.
Deidre lives in Chesterfield with her two children; a 20 year old daughter and a 16 year old son. She can often be found outdoors walking, fishing with her children, or reading.
Deidre has completed Peer Support Specialist training and is finishing work on a Certificate of Non-Profit Leadership.
Heather Orrock – Acting Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Acting Executive Director, Heather is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of VOCAL policies and procedures, maintaining strong fiscal management; and assisting the Program Directors in all aspects of program operations. Heather continues to provide capacity building, organizational development, and technical assistance to Virginia’s network of peer-run programs. She is also responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of VOCAL’s fundraising activities. Heather holds a BA in Sociology from The College of William and Mary and is a 2010 graduate of the Emerging Non-Profit Leaders program. She has also completed Peer Recovery Specialist training and holds a certificate in Board Education from BoardSource.
Yolande Long – Network Program Coordinator – email@example.com
Yolande Long holds a B.A from Mary Washington College where she double majored in Sociology and English, and a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the former Executive Director of ABIL (Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives).
A native of New York and a current resident of Bon Air, Yolande joined the VOCAL family in 2005.
Megan Sharkey – REACH Program Director – firstname.lastname@example.org