ariana langfordAriana Langford was appointed executive director of Victims’ Voices Heard in 2018 after nearly five years’ association with the organization.

Ariana began volunteering with Victims’ Voices Heard, Inc. as a guest speaker for the Victim Impact program in 2013. In 2015 she joined the organization as an employee. She facilitated programs at Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Facility, and continues to facilitate the Impact of Crime on Victims / Courage to Change program at Howard R. Young Correctional Institute. She served as the executive assistant and bookkeeper for VVH and was exposed to all aspects of the organization over a two-year period.

Ariana advocates for victims of crime throughout the state of Delaware. She serves on the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force, the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware, and is a member of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. She is currently active in a collaborative statewide effort to design a website of services for crime victims. Ariana has been a speaker for the 2017 Delaware Crime Victims Tribute, the Wilmington and New Castle County Police Academies, University of Delaware, Wesley College and Delaware Technical College.

Prior to joining VVH, Ariana was a facilities professional for more than twenty-five years, much of it in planning and construction. For seven years she was the manager of school construction for a school system in Maryland where she was responsible for projects and budgets up to $50 million. She has served on the board of directors for two nonprofits, and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Delaware. She has been a facilitator or trainer in a variety of settings both professionally and as a volunteer.

Ariana has a Bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University. She is pursuing a certificate in trauma-informed approaches to support her work with, and advocacy for victims of crime.