Angela King Named President and CEO of Volunteers of America Texas
Volunteers of America Texas, a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable reach their full potential, has selected Angela King as President and CEO. The Arlington resident has served as interim CEO for the organization since June 2014 and was previously the Senior Vice President of Aging Services for Volunteers of America.
As President and CEO, King will oversee a staff of 330 and an operating budget of $20 million. Each day Volunteers of America Texas employees work to restore hope to people whose lives have been shattered – by poverty, addiction, joblessness – and give them the tools they need to become productive members of their families and communities. The organization offers a host of services such as addiction treatment, recovery and prevention; affordable housing; community re-entry; intellectual and developmental disabilities and support services for individuals in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
“As a national staff member, Angela has had the opportunity to see programs all around the country,” said Mike King, President and CEO, Volunteers of America. “She has a wide variety of experience in program management – ranging from social services, disability services and working with people who have intellectual disabilities – that will serve our clients well in Texas. We are thrilled to have her as a permanent fixture for our Texas affiliate.”
King’s career with Volunteers of America began in Texas nearly 30 years ago. Since then, she has implemented a variety of social services programs on the state and national level.
King’s service goes beyond the contributions she has made to Volunteers of America. She is the current Vice President of the American Network of Community Options and Resources, a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 800 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. In addition to being a member of organizations devoted to issues related to people with mental disabilities, King provides leadership training seminars for the Southwest Society of Service Coordinators and National Conference of Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals.
King earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Alabama.