National Nonprofit Association Elects New Leadership

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The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization, announced that a new President has been elected to lead the organization. Outgoing President will remain as member of the Board of Directors.

"John’s knowledge, skills, and expertise will provide invaluable guidance as we implement our Vision 2020 plan to foster more prepared and resilient communities,” said Dan Stoecker, Executive Director of National VOAD.

The new Board of Directors met after the conclusion of the 20th Annual VOAD Conference to select new officers. John A. Robinson, Jr. (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) was elected to serve as President of National VOAD and will preside at Board meetings. Full biography may be found at: http://www.nvoad.org. The newly elected President of National VOAD said “I am looking forward to serving as President of National VOAD and representing the 108 National Members and State VOADs. These Voluntary Organizations are the leaders in the disaster response and recovery work in the United States.” Mr. Robinson added, “By working together National VOAD members have created an atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration that ultimately benefits the survivors of disaster and advances our understanding of what helps communities recover more quickly and deepens their resiliency in the face of new challenges."

"John’s knowledge, skills, and expertise will provide invaluable guidance as we implement our Vision 2020 plan to foster more prepared and resilient communities,” said Dan Stoecker, Executive Director of National VOAD.

About National VOAD: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, recovery and mitigation—to help disaster survivors and their communities. National VOAD’s coalition of 108 members include 53 national nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission and 55 State and Territory VOADs representing hundreds of additional organizations.

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