AbilityOne Offers Longterm Careers for People with Disabilities

One of NW Works’ lesser-known programs is also one of its largest: AbilityOne. The AbilityOne program is a federal initiative to provide jobs specifically for adults with disabilities that employs nearly 45,000 Americans, per the United States AbilityOne Commission. Almost two-thirds of those individuals are veterans.   At NW Works, Missy Pugh manages the AbilityOne program,…

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NW Works, Inc. Appoints Grady Philips, III As New CEO 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINCHESTER, VA. December 6, 2022– NW Works, Inc. announced today that Grady (Skip) Philips, III has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. With more than 30 years of experience in business leadership, Philips will succeed Debera Taylor and assume responsibilities on January 3, 2023. Taylor left NW Works, Inc.…

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NW Works in Profile: Vernon Herndon

This month, we are excited to spotlight one of our longtime employees, Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Vernon Herndon! Vernon celebrated 20 years of service with NW Works this year, through our AbilityOne team.  

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NW Works October Update

For many, Autumn symbolizes change: a return to school, cooling temperatures, and of course, the colorful transformation of the trees around us. At NW Works, things are no different. Learn more in our October update.

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NW in Profile: Stephanie Lett

Stephanie joined NW Works in September of 2019, initially as our controller. She was later promoted to vice president and currently oversees the finance, human resources, and information technology departments.

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NW in Profile: JoAnn Coleman

For JoAnn Coleman, NW Works’ Client Support Billing Manager, working in finance has been a new curve to a winding career path.  A native of White Post, Va., JoAnn was first introduced to the disability world while working at a daycare center in Frederick County. There she worked with a number of children across a…

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CEO Update: Volunteers Play Big Role at NW Works

By Debera Taylor Volunteers are a critical component of any successful nonprofit organization. Volunteers provide needed labor and resources for charities, and of course, volunteering gives us all the warm, fuzzy feelings of altruism. Volunteer opportunities also present a chance for community members to take a peek behind the curtain of how these organizations serve…

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NW Works in Profile: Bonnie Zampino

Meet our Customized Employment Manager, Bonnie Zampino! Bonnie brings a varied background to our team, including human resources, workforce development, and disability services. Learn about Bonnie’s role at NW Works and check out her historical passion projects.

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CEO Update: NWW Foundation

Read Chief Executive Officer Debera Taylor’s update on upcoming changes to NW Works donation procedures. Learn about the NWW Foundation and how it supports the mission of NW Works.

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