Staff

Experienced, dedicated and influential, our staff members apply expertise from across multiple disciplines to maximize the potential of VTV Family Outreach Foundation.

Alan Davis

Executive Director

Alan B. Davis was appointed Executive Director of the VTV Family Outreach Foundation in April of 2014. Alan has extensive experience in higher education and association management. He served as Executive Director of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) from 1996-2014. At NACA he was responsible for working with Association volunteer leaders and members in the implementation of the Association’s strategic plan, and in managing the NACA Office. Davis devoted considerable time to the expansion and refinement of NACA’s relationships with the higher education and entertainment environments.

Prior to joining NACA, Davis was Associate Vice President for Campus Services at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he supervised various university offices, including public safety. Davis has held leadership positions in several national and local organizations, including the South Carolina Society of Association Executives, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the Council of Higher Education Management Associations, the Columbia Council for Internationals, and the Stetson University Alumni Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at the Stetson University College of Law.

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Stetson University, and completed the Management Development Program of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He and his wife Nikki have two daughters, Alexis and Meredith.

Will Marling

Interim Senior Director for Operations and Programs

Before coming to VTV, Dr. Will Marling was the Executive Director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), Alexandria, Virginia. As the nation’s oldest national 501(c)(3) victim assistance organization of its kind in the nation, NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. An Ohio native, Marling earned his undergraduate degree in 1986 from Cedarville University. He went on to complete graduate and post-graduate degrees, 1989 and 1997 respectively, with spiritual, anthropological and cultural frameworks.

His formal introduction into the world of victim assistance and crisis intervention began in 1990 when he began working with local law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio, serving officers and the community. The context of critical incident intervention, along mass-casualty trauma mitigation brought those added dimensions to his skill set and experience base in responding to people in crisis. Beyond deploying to local incidents, his praxis has been informed as a responder to a variety of national and international high-profile events that have included violent crimes, human error and natural disasters.