Faith in Action Georgetown Names New Executive Director As Orcutt Retires
Faith in Action Georgetown has selected Lisa Hill as its new Executive Director as it heads into its 21st year of service to Georgetown seniors. Vickie Orcutt, who has lead the organization for six years, will be retiring at the end of February, at which point she will take on a consulting role as Hill becomes more familiar with the organization.
Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and previously resided in Georgetown until 2014, when she relocated to Oklahoma. She returns to the Georgetown area once again, where she looks forward to reconnecting with the community and being near her grandchildren.
“We are very excited to have Lisa stepping into this role,” said Orcutt. “It gives me comfort to know Faith in Action will be in such capable and enthusiastic hands.”
Hill recently served as the Executive Director of the Eden Clinic in Oklahoma, where she increased funding, added programs and expanded the staff to better serve the needs of patients. Prior to that she served with LeadingAge Oklahoma, which provides training and advocacy for long-term care providers across the state.
“We believe that Lisa’s leadership abilities and her previous experience with similar organizations will only enhance the work we are doing at Faith in Action,” Orcutt said.
Faith in Action Georgetown is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that supports senior independence through transportation and support services for seniors who can no longer drive. In 2021, it provided 4,275 one-on-one rides and 790 van rides to seniors in need.
Orcutt leaves behind a legacy of growth for Faith in Action, helping develop it into a full-time organization with dedicated staff to enhance program delivery.
She also introduced the Go-Van-Go program, which allows groups of seniors to grocery shop several times a week. Orcutt also steered the organization through uncertain times when COVID shelved many programs, introducing the Buddy Program which provided for care calling to isolated seniors. Under her leadership, the organization also provided voting ballot drop of rides and COVID vaccination rides during the pandemic.
“This has been an incredible journey filled with many exciting new additions,” said Orcutt. “While it’s a bittersweet departure for me, I’m very blessed knowing the organization is in a great place, poised for growth and in the hands of a fantastic staff of dedicated people.”
Hill will take the reins in early February with the help of Orcutt, who will remain on staff until February 28, 2022. At that point, she will continue to serve Faith in Action in a consulting role for a period of time.