Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: August 10, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.

Office of the Governor

Baxter Carter, Special Assistant in Constituent Services
Baxter Carter has been appointed Special Assistant in Constituent Services. Prior to his appointment, he served as a 2018 Governor’s Fellow in the Secretariat of Commerce and Trade. Baxter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Randolph-Macon College, where he served as Captain of the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  • Melissa McNichol, AuD of Charlottesville, Clinical Audiologist, University of Virginia
  • Angela W. Moss* of Richmond, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Erin G. Piker, PhD of Harrisonburg, Assistant Professor, James Madison University

State Building Code Technical Review Board

  • Christina Jackson of Norfolk, Codes Team Leader, City of Norfolk

Virginia Asian Advisory Board

  • Karla J. Soloria of Norfolk, Assistant City Attorney, City of Norfolk

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

  • Raul Garcia Lopez of Arlington, Senior Legislative Counsel, Earthjustice
  • Thomas G. Slater Jr.* of Richmond, Special Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

*denotes reappointment

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