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Alexandria Resident Is New Communications Director for Volunteers of America

Raytevia Evans (Photo courtesy VOANS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Raytevia Evans, an Alexandria resident, is the new communications director for Volunteers of America National Services. Evans will be responsible for leading media relations for the organization. She will also help to strengthen its reach across the country.

“We are thrilled to welcome Raytevia to the VOANS team,” said David Nisivoccia, EVP and COO of VOANS. “She possesses a unique combination of skills and experience that will be invaluable as we continue to elevate our national voice and share the stories of the individuals and families whose lives are transformed by VOANS’ mission.”

Its website describes Volunteers of America as “a movement organized to reach and uplift people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God.” It “serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.”

Prior to this position, Evans worked for the Alexandria Fire Department as the senior public information officer. Over the past decade, she has also been a local reporter for Patch/AOL in Northern Virginia and an education reporter in Sumter, SC. For a time, she served as the public information officer at Northern Virginia Community College.

Evans received a bachelor’s degree in English from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University .

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report said Evans worked in Summit, SC. She worked in Sumter. This report has been updated.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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