In August, Volunteer Fairfax said goodbye to long-time Chief Operating Officer Emily Swenson, who is continuing her career in Volunteer Management with Fairfax County Department of Family Services Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services. Emily served with distinction for over 21 years with VF in a range of positions, and her personal stamp is on many of our programs that serve the community to his day.

Stepping up from her position as Corporate Services and Events (CSE) Program Manager, Mayjean Deem van der Werf assumed a newly created role as Director of Programs and Operations. Mayjean will join CEO Steve Mutty in leading the organization to new levels of partner capacity-building, community service, and impact in an ever-changing volunteer environment.

Concurrent with this promotion, four additional VF staff members were elevated to new positions; Susan Sanow (Training) and Kim Luckabaugh (Emergency Response, Volunteers for Change, Alternative Community Service and Youth Volunteering) were promoted to Senior Managers; Holli Gordon replaced Mayjean as CSE Program Manager and Andrew Daniels moved into the position of Senior Coordinator, CSE.

The VF Board of Directors welcomed two new members over the summer:

Roopal Mehta Saran joins the board following a long partnership with Volunteer Fairfax in her role as Executive Director of Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.  A respected leader in the Northern Virginia non-profit community, Roopal brings a fresh perspective to the Board from her leadership in promoting equity, and as a long-time partner who knows VF’s mission. Click here to learn more about Roopal.

Dawn MJ Hyman, MPA joins the board as a valued partner in the Fairfax County Executive’s One Fairfax office. Dawn’s work is dedicated to the premise that all County residents deserve an equitable opportunity to succeed.  Dawn’s addition to VF’s Board assures our continued mission alignment with our partners and the community on this very important front, as well as to contribute to strengthening VF’s internal culture.  Click here to learn more about Dawn.