Gannaway retires from WVVOAD

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Earlier this week, West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD) announced the retirement of Jenny Gannaway. She served as Executive Director of the organization for the last twelve years. The board thanked Gannaway for her service and complimented her leadership, saying, “Gannaway’s tenure has been marked by a strategic focus […]

Former employee sentenced in federal court for defrauding WVVOAD

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Benjamin Cisco, 31, of Charleston, was sentenced yesterday to three years and five months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $871,288.34 in restitution for two counts of wire fraud. Cisco admitted to defrauding a disaster relief charity of $871,288.34 intended for suffering West […]

Flood committee votes to refer flood relief organization for investigation

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Joint Committee on Flooding typically relies on Jenny Gannaway, Executive Director of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD), as a trusted expert providing them information about what’s happening on the ground with disaster recovery across the state. But following a 26-minute grilling by Senator Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, […]