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Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is current hiring a new Executive Director to lead the organization. We seek an inspiring leader, advocate and spokesperson for river and water resources to be its next Executive Director.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the full time Executive Director will works with the Board to build on work by past Executive Directors and professional staff, developing and executing the organization’s vision and strategy.  The Executive Director is responsible for developing and overseeing programs and projects; executing a fundraising strategy and ensuring effective administration of organizational systems, program development, strategic planning, and fundraising. The Executive Director is also responsible for leadership: supervising, coaching and coordinating volunteers and paid staff. As funding permits, it is anticipated that the new Executive Director will hire and manage additional staff and build a team to support programs.

Sheila Orndorff

Administrative Assistant

Sheila was born in Shenandoah County and raised in the Martinsburg/Winchester area. After moving
back to Woodstock, she met and married her now late husband of 25 years and raised two daughters here.
Before entering the nonprofit world, Sheila spent 12 years in a corporate office working as a
Transportation Coordinator. In September of 2000, she was hired as the Services Coordinator at
Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter (SAS). Five years in, Sheila was promoted to Executive Director at SAS where she maintained that role until her retirement in September of 2021. A very short time later
though, in Spring of 2022, Sheila began working with FNFSR as our office administrator.
Sheila volunteers for the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce as Chair of its Nonprofit Council.
She is very committed and involved in helping our community, and she often takes on other volunteer work to help. Sheila enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends; working part-time with FNFSR has allowed her to keep family as a top priority.


Friends of the North Fork engages the enthusiasm of scores of volunteers who provide hundreds of hours of support to our mission — and the health of our river — every year.  We could not do it all without them!

Our volunteers do the dirty work and have a lot of fun in service to the river.