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Kevin O’Halloran, Executive Director
Kevin O’Halloran became Executive Director of VCCA in February 2020, after being appointed as Interim Executive Director in August 2019 and Board Treasurer in November 2018. He brings more than 30 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to the role. He holds an A.B from Harvard and an M.A. from the University of Virginia.

Sheila Gulley Pleasants, Deputy Director/Director of Artists’ Services
Sheila Gulley Pleasants has served VCCA since 1989 when she moved from New York City to Mt. San Angelo to become residential staff with her husband Craig. She holds an M.A. in French from New York University, an M.Ed. in English from Converse College, and a B.A. in French from Wake Forest University.

Director of Dining Services
Katy Murray, Meriwether Godsey

Director of Annual Giving & Board Liaison
Mayalin Quiñones

Assistant Director of Artists’ Services
Dana Jones

Office Assistants
Ashlynn Compton
Lillian Merritt

Finance Manager
Leigh Trippe

Patsy Parrish
Linda Pugh

Resident Fellow
Paige Critcher


Richmond Office

Director of Communications
Kim Doty

Grants & Outreach Manager
Shawn Washington


Le Moulin à Nef

Resident Director
Cheryl Fortier

Housekeeper and Cook
Fatiha Boukhris

Facilities Staff
Sabine van den Bergh

Support Staff
John Alexander
Géraldine Chevallier