NSVSAC Executive Director Selected

Published Date: Jul 7, 2023

WINCHESTER – The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Allison Dillow as the NSVSAC Executive Director.  Allison’s education includes an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree from Laurel Ridge Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Communications from Shepherd University.   

Allison has demonstrated her commitment to the Winchester-Frederick County community through her spirit of volunteerism.  She has been active with United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce, and many other non-profit organizations.    Allison’s career leadership experience includes being the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in New Kent, Virginia and Director of Marketing and Engagement with United Way of Washington County, Maryland.  Her compassion to serve others in the community, in which she calls home, will ensure her success in carrying out the mission of the NSVSAC. 

Allison will begin her employment on July 10th, 2023.  Interim Director Terri Cluss is committed to effectively transitioning Allison into her position and is enthusiastic about Allison’s fiscal and management abilities.  The Executive Committee is grateful to the Valley Health Recruiting Department for producing a competitive field of candidates.   For press inquiries please contact Terri Cluss at 540-536-5000. 


The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition collaborates with community partners to take the lead in identifying and developing effective resources to ensure that the necessary continuum of care for substance use and addiction services is available to all members of the community in the greater Winchester, Virginia area. Formed in 2014, the Coalition and its public and private sector partners have worked to compassionately reduce the stigma of addiction, improve access to substance use treatment services and decrease the number of overdoses to combat the opioid epidemic in Virginia. For more information on the Coalition, please visit NSVSAC.org .

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