Stephanie Gorham, Executive Director
Stephanie Gorham is a seasoned nonprofit development professional with 20 years’ experience with nonprofits in Texas and Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and is currently working on her MBA from Virginia Wesleyan University. Volunteerism, board service especially, has been an important part of her life as she has served on nonprofit boards since 2009, currently serving Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Southeastern Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and Healthier757 boards. She is a 2012 recipient of the Top 20 Under 40 in North Texas, and a 2019 graduate of the CIVIC Leadership Institute. Stephanie resides in Chesapeake with her husband Jim Gorham, a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, and their four kids, Kaitlyn, Greyson, Lily, and Sally.
Olga González Nichols, Deputy Director
Olga González Nichols has worked in operations for nonprofits for 15 years in database administration, donor relations, volunteer management, and overall fundraising operations. She comes to VHR from most recently from Tidewater Community College where she served at the Educational Foundation managing fundraising operations. Olga is originally from Costa Rica and a recent New York transplant to Hampton Roads. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from John Brown University, and also works as a freelance translator and interpreter.
As Marketing Manager, Lexie Martinez supports Volunteer Hampton Roads’ marketing and public relations for all programs and events. She became involved with Volunteer Hampton Roads in November 2017 when she started as a Public Relations and Marketing Intern. Ms. Martinez, a Virginia Beach native, began volunteering in high school at the Judeo Christian Outreach Center and is passionate about making a difference in the community through nonprofit work.
Katrina Ardan works as VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads Development Associate. Ms. Ardan worked at Tidewater Community College for four years most recently as the Information Desk Supervisor. She is interested in leadership development and currently co-facilitates the Gear Up To Lead leadership program at Tidewater Community College's Chesapeake Campus. Ms. Ardan lives in Chesapeake with her brother Chris, sister-in-law Tia, and niece Zerrin.