Senior Executive Leadership

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas' senior executives support the mission of the organization through effective leadership, innovative programming, and compassionate service.

  • 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

    Chief Operating Officer

    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

  • George Lino


    George Lino has served 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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  • Rev. Sandra Trice Gray


    Rev. Sandra Trice Gray is Chaplain and an ordained Interdenominational Minister with Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, as well as a spiritual director, and spiritual development resource.

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