Vanessa Stergios is the Director of Development for Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services.

Vanessa has spent the bulk of her career in leadership of non-profits organizations supporting families. She brings experience increasing fiscal, programmatic and agency resources across social service, government, and non-profit organizations including Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Tuscarawas County Child Advocacy Center, Stark County Family Court/Department of Job and Family Services, and AHEAD Inc. Throughout her career she has assisted these agencies in diversifying funding streams and creating financial stability, developing and implementing innovative new programs, and influencing community collaboration.

This expertise in working with multi-disciplinary teams, community advocates, and families impacted by trauma, coupled with personal experiences as a military family member, affords Vanessa a unique combination of career experience and personal passion in serving our nations veterans and military families

As Dixon Center’s director of development, Vanessa’s role is to support Dixon Center leadership and leverage opportunities to expand our reach to veterans and military families. Vanessa intends to leverage her skills in community collaboration, program development, fiscal growth, and organizational assessment to improve projected outcomes and data-driven metrics.

Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Walsh University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, and Certified Adoption Assessor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Studies and a minor in Psychology from the University of Akron.