VersAbility Resources is a leading provider of comprehensive services for people with disabilities of all ages. We are a nonprofit headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, serving more than 1,500 people with disabilities annually in the Hampton Roads region, the 10 counties on the Middle Peninsula and beyond.

VersAbility supports people of all ages with disabilities to help them lead full and productive lives of their choosing. Our Early Prevention and Intervention for Children (EPIC) program tailors therapy programs for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. We prepare students for life after high school and the transition to employment and postsecondary education with our Future of Work program and via our Pre-Employment Transition Services program.  

We create jobs for people with disabilities across the nation thanks to our Government Contracts program, which includes ongoing contracts with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. This program enables people with disabilities to work alongside enlisted and civilian personnel at military bases from Hampton Roads to Hawaii and Guam. We also recruit talented employees with disabilities to work onsite at regional businesses through our Supported Employment program.

We provide a talented workforce to fulfill contracts for multiple commercial business partners who partner with us for customized solutions. We train employees to lend their skills to your workforce in areas such as production, manufacturing and call center services.

Through Day Support programs in Hampton and Newport News, people with disabilities develop new skills and engage in the community through volunteer, recreational, arts and leisure activities. The Puller Center in Gloucester offers day support services to adults with disabilities.

For individuals with significant disabilities, VersAbility operates eight residential homes in Hampton, Newport News and York County, each with trained staff for 24/7/365 support.

We envision a world where people with disabilities enjoy dignified lives of their choosing as fully accepted members of society.

VersAbility Leadership Team

President/CEO Kasia
Chief Community Living Officer
VersAbility Michael T
Chief Financial Officer
Meet Michael
Chief Development Officer
Versability Renee Rose
Chief Operations Officer
VersAbility Amarita
Vice President of Human Resources
Meet Amarita
VersAbility Directors

Versability headshots Aries

Director of Facilities

Versability Bettie

Finance Controller

Versability David

Director of Government Contracts

Versability Ebonee

Director of Community Living

Versability headshot Grant Keller

Director of Information Technology

Versability headshots Jennifer Campbell

Director of Quality and Compliance

Versability headshots Lakisa Ward

Director of Operations

Versability headshots Vickie Greatwood

Director of Supported Employment

2023 Board of Directors

Versability board member Joycelyn Spight Roache

Senior VP,
Credit Underwriter Manager

Old Point National Bank

Versability board member Casey Roberts

Executive Director

New Horizons Regional Education Centers

Versability board member Jeff Tanner

Retired Dean,
Strome College of Business

Old Dominion University

Senior VP,
Credit Underwriter ManagerRetired President

Calderone Abbott PC

Versability board member Shawn Avery


Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Versability board member Jerome Barber


Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple

Versability board member Dr. Porter Brannon


Virginia Peninsula Community College

Versability board member  Kapua

Regional President, Peninsula

Sentara Healthcare

Versability board member Mark Duncan

Director of Government Relations

Riverside Health System

Versability board member Rick Dwyer

Executive Director

Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance

Versability board member Quentin Kidd


Christopher Newport University

Versability board member David McFarlane

Retired Lt.Colonel

United States Air Force

Versability board member Lisa Pennyfeather

Commercial Lender Senior VP


Versability board member Karen Velkey

Corp. VP, Compensation & Benefits

Huntington Ingalls Industries


Hampton Roads Community Action Program

Versability board member Jackie White

Retired Partner

PBMares, LLP

Versability Kasia Grzelkowski


VersAbility Resources


Our history dates back to 1953 when our primary goal as the Peninsula Council for Help of Retarded Children was to establish special education classes in school. By 1960 we were the Peninsula Association for Retarded Children and established the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Center as a regional alternative to institutions. Boy Scout Troop 140 and Girl Scout Troop 65 were formed as the primary organizations to sponsor recreational and social activities for youth with disabilities. They eventually combined for Explorer Post 140, the largest special-needs Scout troop in the nation.

By the 1970s, we operated two residential cottages known as Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retired, the first ones in the Commonwealth.

As inclusion became a dominant theme in the 1980s, we initiated a Government Contracts program to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We created the Early Prevention and Intervention for Children Program (EPIC), developed our Supported Employment Program that helps individuals with disabilities succeed in community-based jobs and created an adult Day Support program.

To remain consistent with the state/national organizations and out of respect for self-advocates who asked for limiting the use of the term retarded, the organization changed its name from Peninsula Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC) to The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula, Inc. (The Arc).

The Arc assumed operations of the Lewis B.  Puller Center in Gloucester in 2001. The Puller Center is the only work program serving the 10 counties on the Peninsula and Northern Neck. The Puller Center moved into an expanded space in 2008.

In 2005, the Arc moved its headquarters to a newly renovated 100,000-square-foot facility in Copeland Industrial Park in Hampton.

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