Press Releases

Dr. Sheryl Neverson Appointed Senior Vice President

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org June 20, 2022 Please join the entire VOACC family in welcoming Dr. Sheryl Neverson to her new role as Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy. Dr. Sheryl Neverson has been with our Chesapeake and Carolinas affiliate for approximately 4 years, serving as our Vice President for Maryland. Sheryl has a Ph.D. in Social Work from Howard University with over 27 years of experience in the field. She is an outstanding clinical leader who is licensed as an independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), licensed as a Certified Social Worker (LCSW-C) and has served in several adjunct faculty positions…

Ms. Tiana Joyner Appointed Senior Vice President

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org June 20, 2022 Lanham, MD Please join our entire VOACC family in welcoming Ms. Tiana Joyner in her new role as our Senior Vice President of Operations. Tiana Joyner has been with Volunteers of America since 2013 when she joined the VOA Carolinas team. She came to us with a background in Health and Gender studies, her BA from Monmouth University in New Jersey and significant experience in Veterans and Housing and Homeless Services. In 2017, she was a critical leader in the merging of the two affiliates which officially came together in 2019. Tiana has served…

G.O.A.T. Mental Health Expo

VOACC Hosts Inaugural Mental Health Expo Targeting Youth in Prince George’s County Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org May 16, 2022 Lanham, MD On May 24th, our country was shaken by yet another horrific school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. According to reports, the gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was known to be a loner who was often bullied for a childhood speech impediment, suffered from a difficult home life and lashed out violently against his peers and others. Salvador committed a heinous act that took the lives of nineteen children and two teachers. His story, like so many others, is…

Landmesser Wins National Award

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org April 6, 2022 Woodbridge, VA National Disability Provider Association Names Madison Landmesser Recipient of 2022 Virginia DSP Award Recognition honors excellence in workforce providing long-term supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) has announced that Madison Landmesser, a direct support professional at VOACC, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Virginia DSP award. Landmesser joins 50 other recipients of ANCOR’s 2022 Direct Support Professional of the Year Awards, chosen from a field of more than 300 outstanding nominees. “VOACC is overwhelmingly proud of Madison, for her award…

Meet Board member, Linda Gilmore

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org February 28, 2022 Lanham, MD Linda Gilmore has had a busy professional career working with some well known companies. Serving as a marketer, consultant and program manager she is currently working as the Supervisor of the Specialty Markets for CareFirst. She has also spent time with Conair and Pepsico. Her work experience also includes the MD Department of Labor as well as the FBI. She has earned both a BS from Towson University and an MBA from New Haven University in Connecticut. Linda also spent some time in the classroom, but as an Adjunct Professor at Howard…

Board member, Caleb Jackson

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org February 1, 2022 Lanham, MD Caleb Jackson has been a member of our VOACC Board of Directors since 2019 and has been serving as Co-Vice Chairman since June 2021. However, he has been serving others for a lot longer. While getting his degree in Political Science and Government from Howard University, he established the non-profit, Operation: Help The People, which personally impacted the lives of over 40,000 individuals across Jamaica, Haiti and the U.S. Today as founder of Lion Development in Baltimore, Maryland he his helping people again by building student-centered housing. We asked Caleb a few…

Get to know Board member Dayena Corcoran

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org November 30, 2021 Lanham, MD Dayena Corcoran is a retired correction professional with the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. She began her 30-year career as a correctional officer in 1988 and worked her way to the head of the Division as the first female Commissioner of Correction via numerous appointments as head of Case Management, Facility Administrator, Warden and Assistant Commissioner. Although Dayena was recognized for many accomplishments, she relished mentoring others most. She earned a BS in Management from Morgan State University and a MS in Management from Johns Hopkins University’s…

New member of the board, Steve Edwards

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org November 30, 2021 Lanham, MD As part of our continuing look at the members of the VOACC Board of Directors, we learn a bit more about one of our new members, Steve Edwards. Steve Edwards founded Edwards Industries (dba, Edwards Performance Solutions) in 1997 to provide tailored business services and solutions that result in greater operational performance. Since its inception, Steve has devoted himself and the company to specializing in the implementation of proven processes, methodologies, and emerging technologies – driving mission success for commercial businesses, Government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Now as Founder and Executive Board…

New VP for Virginia Programs

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org October 21, 2021 Lanham, MD Caprice earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Master of Public Affairs from The University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC. Caprice has extensive experience in non-profit program management and leadership. He has spent over 25 years working with non-profit organizations to develop, implement and evaluate programs and projects focused on alleviating poverty and hunger while also building the capacity to improve quality of services. He has worked with organizations in North Carolina, Washington, DC, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, and Kentucky. One of his key experiences…

James Anderson Joins The VOACC Board

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org September 28, 2021 Lanham, MD Jim Anderson is a Founder and CEO of Wholecrowd LLC, a premier Marketing, Branding, and Communications company located in Alexandria, VA, and Los Angeles, CA. Jim has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and small to medium size businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. Before starting Wholecrowd, Jim was the founding partner of a public affairs company in Washington, DC. In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and cycling. Jim is also on the Board of Directors of…

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