VACP Staff

Dana G. Schrad | VACP Executive Director & VACLEA Executive Director • Direct: (804) 709-1090 • Mobile: (804) 338-9512

Implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; assists the Executive Board in fulfilling its governance function; provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives; directs the operations and administration of Association; oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services of Association; manages organization's financial resources; manages personnel; serves as spokesperson for the Association. Serves as the Executive Director for the Virginia Public Safety Foundation

Audrey F. Altovilla | Events & Membership Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1092

Responsible for all aspects of conference planning for the VACP (Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting) & VACLEA (Summer Conference and Winter Conference), including hotel and other associated contract negotiations, registration, exhibits, scheduling, etc; handles hotel accommodations for the DEL/MAR/VA block at the IACP Conference. Manages daily activities of VACP & VACLEA memberships, including member inquiries, dues payments, database management, updating current members and processing new memberships.

Erin G. Schrad | Communications Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1091 • Mobile: (804) 512-5162

Manages the design and implementation of all of VACP's communications, including web sites, social media, newsletters, brochures, and other print and electronic publications. Manages the VACP Awards program and the Virginia Law Enforcement Executive Certification program. Promotes activities and programs of the association. Assists with general inquiries, conference activities, and other member services. Responsible for Smart, Safe & Sober web site, newsletter, and calendar. Also serves as VACP’s photographer and IT coordinator. Serves as the Communications Manager for the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.

NOTE: Media inquiries should be directed to the Executive Director.

C. Suzanne Robinson | Finance Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1093

Ensures that all finances are properly administered and monitored and appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times.  Prepares and reviews detailed budgets for approval by the Executive Director and Executive Board.  Maintains the organization’s day-to-day accounting records and produces financial reports for the Executive Director and Executive Board.  Ensures that all financial reporting obligations and guidelines are met in relation to grants and other funding initiatives.  Manages the Association’s grants and accounts receivable. Manages the Testing Services Program, including processing orders and invoices and addressing inquiries.

Stephanie Diaz | Programs Manager • Direct: (804) 709-1094

Plans, coordinates, and facilitates VACP Leadership Education programs: First Line Supervisors Training, Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT), Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS), and New Chiefs/Deputy Chiefs School.  Manages VACP Program Scholarships, VACP Training Committee, PELS Alumni Section, and the PELS Selection Committee.  Acts as the Program Director and the main point of contact for the First Responders Naloxone program.  Manages VACP fundraising events.

Main Office

880 Technology Park Drive, Suite 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 285-8227
Fax: (804) 285-3363

Directions to Office


Winter Conferences
February 7-9, 2024
February 5-7, 2025
February 4-6, 2026
Location for all: Hilton Short Pump (Henrico County)

Annual Conferences
99th Annual
August 25-28, 2024

Location: Hotel Roanoke
100th Annual
August 24-27, 2025

Location: Williamsburg Lodge

101st Annual
August 30 – September 2, 2026

Location: Hotel Roanoke