Meet Our VISTA Team!

We would like to officially introduce you to our VISTA team of Community Outreach Specialists and the regions of the state they are responsible.

Back Row Standing:
Leah Bishop – MS Gulf Coast
Amber Willis Hayes – East MS
Deborah Grace – Golden Triangle / Northeast MS
Linda Seaton – MS Delta
Jan Eastman – VISTA Team Lead
Wilnessa Foster – Northwest MS
Front Row – Seated:
Bessie Coleman – Central MS
Justina Garcia – Southeast MS

What is a VISTA Community Outreach Specialist?
Our VISTA community outreach specialists are volunteers housed at The Alliance who are helping Mississippi nonprofits and philanthropies across the state to enhance their collective impact on the quality of life of MS residents by conducting surveys, telephone interviews, and site visits with nonprofit and community organizations to gather data about needs, gaps, and challenges that nonprofits experience. This data helps The Alliance continue to develop quality programming to address member needs.


If you have not yet completed the MS nonprofit census, your VISTA Community Outreach Specialist is actively attempting to contact you!

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