VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads Staff
Stephanie Gorham, Executive Director
Stephanie received her Bachelor's Degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is a seasoned nonprofit development professional with more than 15 years' experience working for various nonprofits in the Texas area and most recently served as the Development Officer supporting the Tidewater Community College Foundation. During her time at TCC, Stephanie raised funds in support of numerous scholarships, student leadership programs and needed equipment for student programs. She began her career in Texas where she served as the Vice President of Resource Development for the United Way of North Texas and the Director of Development for CASA of Red River, Texas. 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.
Lexie Martinez, Marketing Manager
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, she transitioned to full-time staff in August of 2018. 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, Development Associate
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.