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

    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


    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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  • 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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