Richmond — Virginia Voice announced today that Yvonne Mastromano has been appointed CEO of the organization. An experienced leader in the Richmond community, Ms. Mastromano will assume responsibilities on January 3, 2022.

Virginia Voice is Central Virginia’s premiere audio information service for people with blindness and vision impairment.

“Our mission is to connect our listeners to the community through information, resources, and cultural experiences,” said Alexandra Wiles, Board Chair. “Ms. Mastromano’s extensive connections to the Richmond community position her to be a natural leader for Virginia Voice.”

For the past nine years, Ms. Mastromano has served as the Executive Director of the Innsbrook Foundation, uniting businesses and individuals to benefit nonprofit causes in Central Virginia.

In her first three years with the Innsbrook Foundation, Ms. Mastromano doubled its reserve account and increased its annual budget by 50%. Skilled in networking and relationship building, Ms. Mastromano was responsible for creating partnerships to fund the Foundation’s programming and philanthropy, motivating a significant volunteer corps, and producing the events for which the Foundation became known.

“We are excited to support Ms. Mastromano as she forges relationships on behalf of Virginia Voice and elevates awareness of our work throughout Central Virginia,” said Wiles. “Her warmth, energy, and professionalism will expand our ability to support the people we serve, a constituency that will continue to grow as Virginia’s population ages.”

Ms. Mastromano is also a member of the 2020 Quest Class of Leadership Metro Richmond and is an active board member with several area organizations.

“The Virginia Voice mission fulfills a unique need that adds extraordinary value to our community through our subscribers, volunteers, and staff,” said Yvonne Mastromano. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to raise awareness about Virginia Voice and join the team of invested and talented professionals which have grown the impact of the organization throughout the region.”

About Virginia Voice

Virginia Voice, a 501(c)3 organization, connects individuals with blindness and vision impairment to news, information, arts, and culture through technology and the human voice. We enhance inclusion and equity in Central Virginia by leveraging the talents of more than 100 volunteers to provide a 24-7 audio reading and information service to more than 5,000 individuals in Central Virginia and the Hampton Roads area. Our broadcast (available on a dedicated radio frequency and via online streaming) consists of articles from current print publications such as newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals and articles from reputable online news and information sources. Virginia Voice’s Live Audio Description Program empowers patrons with blindness and vision impairment to enjoy arts and cultural experiences in our community through real-time “play-by-play” description of visual elements transmitted to individual receivers, loaned free of charge to participants.