Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: November 30, 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

A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Board of Trustees (dba Genedge)

  • John A. Downey, EdD* of Weyers Cave, President, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Brian O. Hemphill, PhD of Radford, President, Radford University
  • Roy Irvine* of Dinwiddie, Quality Assurance Manager, The Wauford Group – DCI
  • Abdelkarim I. Moharram of McLean, Senior Project Developer, Orascom Construction
  • Wesley Reid of Roanoke, Director of Operations, Integrity Windows and Doors

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

  • Douglas A. Bierly of Henrico, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council

  • Ellen Gilinsky of Richmond, President of Ellen Gilinsky, LLC
  • Kirk Havens, PhD* of King and Queen County, Assistant Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary

State Historical Records Advisory Board

  • Bernadette Battle of Emporia, Dean for Student Success, Southside Virginia Community College
  • Audrey P.  Davis* of Washington, DC, Director, Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Michael L. Edwards of Mechanicsville, Vice President, Kemper Consulting
  • Amanda Lloyd of Norfolk, Program Director, Tidewater Community College 
  • Aaron D. Purcell, PhD* of Blacksburg, Director, Special Collections, Virginia Tech Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority

  • Timothy A. McDermott of Ashland, Chief Development Officer, Feed More

Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority

  • Debbie Johnston, RN* of Richmond, President and CEO, Ask Nurse Debbie
  • Pam Murphy of Mount Crawford, Executive Director, Shenandoah Community Health Clinic
  • Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, RN, MPH, PhD, FAAN* of Charlottesville, Senior Research Program Officer, Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • Jay T. White, EdD* of Old Church, Owner and Principal, CommonHealth Partners

*denotes reappointment

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