Our Leadership

Senior Executive Leadership

  • Russell (Russ) Snyder

    President & CEO

    Russ Snyder has served as President and CEO of Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas since 2009, leading the Chesapeake affiliate from $21MM - $46MM in total revenue through program and service expansion.

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  • Candace Vanderwater

    Executive Vice President & COO

    Candace Vanderwater has served as Chief Operating Officer of Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas since 2016. She oversees the program operations in the five-state territory and the administrative operations to include Human Resources, Organizational Excellence (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) and Information Technology.

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  • Suzanne Tobin

    Chief Financial Officer

    Suzanne Tobin has served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2019. Her role includes leading the Finance and Accounting Department, as well as developing the financial strategy for the affiliate.

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  • George Lino

    VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

    George Lino serves as Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas since 2018. His role includes leadership of our Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives, Operational Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems, and Organizational Excellence (Quality Performance and Accreditation (CARF/ACA).

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Administrative Staff

  • Keturah Parker

    Project Manager

  • Nicholle Granger

    Executive Program Director, Fundraising & Development

  • Mike DeCinti

    Director of Marketing & Communications

  • Geneva Tiggle

    Executive Director, Organization Excellence

  • Winters Rogers

    Director, Information Technology

Program Operations

  • Sheryl A. Neverson

    Vice President, Maryland

  • Nicholette Smith-Bligen

    Vice President, Washington D.C.

  • Caprice Brown

    Vice President, Virginia

  • Tiana Joyner

    Vice President, Carolinas

  • Jim Sents

    Vice President, Housing & Asset Management