Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism

  • The Honorable Sheila Williamson-Branch of Danville, Treasurer, City of Danville

Commission on Local Government

  • Rosemary M. Mahan of Hague, Technical Writer, Bowhead Professional Services

Board of Health Professions

  • Dr. Allen R. Jones, Jr. PT, DPT* of Newport News, CEO of Dominion Physical Therapy; representing the Board of Physical Therapy
  • Louis R. Jones of Virginia Beach, President-Owner, Hollomon-Brown Funeral Homes of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach; representing the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
  • Alison King, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT of Amelia, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University; representing the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 
  • Martha Perry Rackets, PhD* of McLean, Executive Director, Sagebrush Treatment Center
  • John M.  Salay, LCSW of Midlothian, Director, Family Insight, PC; representing the Board of Social Work

Citizens Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council

  • Paula Jasinski* of Richmond, President, Chesapeake Environmental Communications and Green Fin Studio

Secure and Resilient Commonwealth Panel

  • John L. Bell, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Superintendent, Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center

Virginia Egg Board

  • Hobey Bauhan* of Harrisonburg, President, Virginia Poultry Federation
  • Ken Risser* of Middlesex, President, Risser Duck Farms
  • W. Keith Sheets* of McGaheysville, Farmer, Faraway Farms, Inc.
  • W. Lake Wagner of Bristol, General Manager, Dutt & Wagner

Virginia Horse Industry Board

  • Dr. Denise Gorondy-Toderico of Montpelier, Equine Ambulatory Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Virginia Racing Commission

  • Stephanie B. Nixon of Ashland

*denotes reappointment

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