Vira Cage & Andrea Battle, Interim Co-Directors

Vira and Andrea have been members of the board of directors since 2013 and 2011, respectively. They stepped up to become Youth Action Coalition’s Interim Co-Directors on July 1, 2014. Vira and Andrea decided to forgo a salary in alignment with their faith and commitment to YAC’s vitality and look forward to returning as board members once a new executive director is hired.

Vira has over twenty years experience working in the non-profit sector.  She currently is employed part-time as the Springfield Organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of MA and is an Amherst Town Meeting member.

Andrea is a retired high school teacher. She is the Vice President of the Amherst Club, A founding member of the RogerL. Wallace Excellence in Teaching award, and a member of the Town of Amherst Housing and Sheltering Committee.