For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel, | Secretariat of the Commonwealth, Caroline Corl,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Christopher Newport University Board of Visitors

  • Bill Ermatinger* of Toano, EVP & Chief Human Resource Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Maria Herbert of Suffolk, President, MCH Consulting Services, LLC
  • Brad Hunter* of Portsmouth, Vice President, Commercial Lending, TowneBank
  • The Honorable Gabe Morgan* of Newport News, Sheriff of Newport News
  • The Honorable Dr. Ella P. Ward* of Chesapeake, Chesapeake City Council member

George Mason University Board of Visitors

  • The Honorable Ignacia S. Moreno of McLean, CEO & Principal, The iMoreno Group, PLC; former Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
  • Paul J. Reagan of Springfield, Senior Vice President and Director, Federal Public  Affairs of McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Edward H. Rice of Vienna, independent consultant and real estate investor
  • Denise Turner Roth of Washington D.C., Chief Development Officer, WSP

James Madison University Board of Visitors

  • Vanessa M. Evans-Grevious* of Charlottesville, Vice President, Ron Brown Scholar Program
  • Frank “Buddy” Gadams of Norfolk, President, Marathon Development Group
  • Lucy Hutchinson* of New York City, Chief of Staff to President of the Commercial Bank, Capital One
  • The Honorable Maggie A. Ragon of Staunton, City of Staunton, Commissioner of Revenue
  • Zuraya Tapia-Hadley of Arlington, Principal, The Raben Group

Longwood University Board of Visitors

  • Eileen Mathes Anderson* of Glen Allen, Practice Transition Consultant, Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions
  • Larry I. Palmer of Richmond, Professor of Law Emeritus, Cornell University
  • Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani* of Alexandria, Attorney at Law, MercerTrigiani

Norfolk State University Board of Visitors

  • Dwayne Blake of Hampton, Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations at Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • The Honorable Jean W. Cunningham of Henrico
  • Deborah M. DiCroce, Ed.D.* of Chesapeake, President & CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation and President Emerita, Tidewater Community College
  • Larry A. Griffith* of Annandale, Senior Vice President, Programs and Student Services, United Negro College Fund
  • Tamara A. Jones, MD of Portsmouth, Physician, CaroMont Medical Group

Old Dominion University Board of Visitors

  • Carlton Bennett* of Virginia Beach, Law Partner at Bennett and Sharp, PLLC
  • Unwanna Dabney, Ph.D. of Richmond, Senior Manager of AECOM Technical Services
  • Pamela C. Kirk* of Suffolk
  • Jay Harris* of Bristol, Connecticut, Sportscenter Anchor, ESPN
  • Lisa B. Smith, Esq.* of Norfolk

Radford University Board of Visitors

  • Thomas Brewster, Ed.D. of Falls Mills, Dean, School of Education, Bluefield College
  • The Honorable Krisha Chachra* of Blacksburg, former Vice Mayor of Blacksburg
  • Nancy Angland Rice of Vienna, retired
  • Susan Whealler Johnston* of Berryville, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

State Board for Community Colleges

  • Nathaniel L. Bishop, D. Min.* of Christiansburg, President, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke Virginia
  • Adnan Bokhari of Arlington, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Prosperity Now
  • Eleanor Saslaw* of Fairfax County, Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

  • Marge Connelly* of Keswick, Financial Services and Customer Management Executive
  • Henry D. Light* of Norfolk, retired chief legal officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Bill Murray* of Henrico, Vice President, Public Policy, Dominion

University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors

  • Martha G. Abbott of Alexandria, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Allida Black, Ph.D. of Arlington, Managing Director, The Allenswood Group LLC
  • The Honorable Edd Houck* of Spotsylvania, former State Senator
  • Leopoldo Martínez of McLean, Social Entrepreneur and Principal, LMN Consulting LLC

University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools Board of Visitors

  • L. D. Britt, MD, MPH* of Suffolk, Henry Ford Professor & Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Frank M. (Rusty) Conner III* of Alexandria, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Barbara J. Fried* of Crozet, Fried Companies, Inc.
  • The Honorable Evans Poston of Norfolk, Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Norfolk

Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors

  • Phoebe P. Hall* of Henrico, CEO, Hall & Hall, PLC
  • Gopinath Jadhav, M.D., F.A.C.P. of Henrico, Gastroenterologist
  • Colette Wallace McEachin* of Richmond, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney of Richmond
  • Stuart C. Siegel of Richmond, Retired Chairman, S&K Famous Brands, Inc.

Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors

  • Thomas E. Gottwald of Richmond, CEO, NewMarket Corporation
  • Conrad Mercer Hall* of Norfolk, President and CEO, Dominion Enterprises, retired
  • Richard K. Hines, V* of Atlanta, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Joe Reeder* of Alexandria, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Virginia State University Board of Visitors

  • Valerie K. Brown, DM of Chesapeake, Executive Pastor, The Mount Global Fellowship
  • Thursa D. Crittenden* of Suffolk, Virginia, broadcast television and public affairs executive, retired
  • Charlie Hill* of Hampton, President and Co-founder, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum
  • Xavier R. Richardson* of Spotsylvania, Executive Vice President, Mary Washington Healthcare
  • Ruth A. Sandoval of Tysons, CEO, BusinessconX

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Board of Visitors

  • Edward H. Baine of Chesterfield, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Dominion Energy
  • Mehul Sanghani* of Vienna, Chief Executive Officer, Octo Consulting Group
  • Horacio A. Valeiras* of La Jolla, California, CEO Frontier Global Partners, LLC
  • Preston M. White of Virginia Beach, CEO, Century Concrete

The College of William and Mary Board of Visitors

  • Victor K. Branch of Chesterfield, Richmond Market President, Bank of America
  • Sue H. Gerdelman* of Williamsburg
  • William Haden Payne, II* of Richmond
  • Lisa E. Roday* of Henrico, President, FireIce Solutions, LLC


*denotes reappointment

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