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Colin Lowther

Colin is always ready to help with whatever we need to keep us running smoothly. His good hearted nature and helpfulness make him someone we love having on the team! We'll share more about him once it's ready.

Logistics Assistant

Shawn Rakowski

Shawn works as CWW's chief Inventory Manager. Her leadership and eye for detail help some of our programs like Birthday Brigade and Clothes Closet shine! We'll share more about her once it's ready.

Inventory Management

Alison Fagan

Alison was born and raised, and continues to reside in Virginia Beach. She graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice. She hopes to get her Masters in Crime Scene Investigation at George Mason University in the Fall with the plan of becoming a CSI Photographer.

Ali has been a continued supporter of Connect With a Wish since it was founded, which she interned with us in Summer 2021. She was granted a job shortly after as the Program Manager for our Connect to Careers Program! She is grateful for all the opportunities that this work has brought to her and also getting to help our community on a daily basis.

She enjoys photography, going to the beach with friends during the summer, walks with her dog, Kingsley, eating ice cream, and LOVES iced coffee!

CWW Careers

Sue Doyle

Sue is a native Chicagoan that relocated to Virginia Beach with her family (husband Mike, son Liam and daughter Maggie) in 2017. Sue comes to CWW after having worked at the City of Virginia Beach as a Supervisor in the after-school programs in Parks & Recreation for 4 years.

Sue developed a passion for volunteerism from her mother who never stopped giving back to her community throughout her life. Starting in her 20’s working weekly with the homeless in Chicago at a shelter and then preparing and delivering meals to homeless vets living on the streets.

Prior to moving to VA Sue was a founding board member & former vice president of Two Rivers Nation, a 501c3 organization that promoted family life & nurturing parent/child relationships all while learning and experiencing the history of Native Americans. Sue was a 15 year member of Lombard Junior Woman’s Club, a philanthropic group that founded and implemented a week long cancer camp for kids every summer. She was the chair of many large fundraising events and looks forward to using those experiences to further the mission of CWW.

Sue enjoys spending time with her family cooking, hiking, exploring Virginia and gardening. Her daughter is on a swim team so just about every Saturday is spent next to a pool. Her son is in the US Navy pursuing his dream of being a nuclear submariner.

Executive Assistant

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