Working with Vista Volunteers
Are VISTA volunteers a viable answer to your organizations' staffing needs? Talk with experts who can answer all your questions as well as a volunteer manager who has worked with VISTA volunteers and can give you the benefits of HER experience.
Louise Coniglio, CVA, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Amieko Watson, GA State Project Director, Corporation for National and Community Services
Linda Thompson, GA Commission for Service and Volunteers
Amieko Watson has over 18 years of experience in working with national service programs. Before joining the Corporation for National and Community Service, she served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism. Amieko also served as the Director of Programs for Volunteer Florida, the Governors Commission for Service and Volunteerism. Amieko is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned a B.S. Degree in Psychology.
Linda Thompson is currently the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV). The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism is located within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The GCSV’s mission is to promote service and volunteerism in Georgia through AmeriCorps national service grants, community volunteer recognition, and support of local volunteer organizations and efforts. Before moving to Georgia, Linda was the Executive Director of the Missouri Community Service Commission located within the Missouri Department of Economic Development in Jefferson City, MO. Linda served with the Department of Economic Development in various capacities since June 1998. She also has experience in the areas of loan making, real estate sales and customer development.
Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, and two Bachelor of Science degrees. B.S. in Business Administration from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi and a Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.