Contact the VCCA

The VCCA office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

General Contact Information:

154 San Angelo Drive

Amherst, Virginia 24521




Contact the Office Staff

Joy Petersen Heyrman, Executive Director 

Sheila Pleasants, Director of Artists' Services

Carol O'Brien, Director of Annual and Planned Giving

Sarah Sargent, Director of Communications and Grants Management

Dana Jones, Admissions and Database Coordinator

Nancy McAndrew, International Programs Coordinator

Kimberley Stiffler,  Development and Grants Assistant

Beatrice Booker, Office Manager

Bonnie Wine, Accountant

Contact a Fellow in Residence

To reach a Fellow in residence, please call 434-946-0219. The best time to call is between 6 and 7 p.m.

Emergency Contact Information 

In case of an emergency during the week, you may leave a message for a Fellow by speaking to a staff member in the office.

Emergency Numbers (non-business hours)

Resident Artists Barbara Bernstein and David Garratt
If no answer, call 434-851-7318

Please do NOT use the phone numbers below for VCCA business or for non-emergencies that can wait until the office opens the next business day. Thank you for your courtesy.

Sheila Pleasants: 434-946-7547