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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: August 30, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation

  • Ana Mitchell of Chesapeake, Director of Card Customer Experience, Capital One

Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority

  • Cynthia V. Bailey of Richmond, Attorney

Board of Trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

  • Andrew Goodwin* of Takoma Park, Maryland, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • Patrick J. “Pat” Hughes of Richmond, Principal, Patrick Hughes Ltd.
  • Robert Leek of Williamsburg, Chair, American Lung Association in Virginia, and Senior Physician Liaison, Sentara Healthcare
  • Dr. Teresa Tyson* of Coeburn, Family Nurse Practitioner and Executive Director, The Health Wagon

Governor’s Substance Abuse Services Council

  • Natale Christian, MA, LPC of Hampton, Executive Director, Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board

Virginia African American Advisory Board

  • Reverend Cozy Bailey of Dumfries, President, Prince William NAACP
  • Xavier L. Beale of Smithfield, Vice President of Trades, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Gilbert T. Bland of Virginia Beach, President and CEO, Urban League of Hampton Roads [Mr. Bland will serve as Chair of the Virginia African American Advisory Board.]
  • Larry D. Boone of Norfolk, Chief of Police, Norfolk Police Department
  • Zyahna Bryant of Charlottesville, Student, University of Virginia
  • Hope F. Cupit of Bedford, President and CEO, Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.
  • Keren Charles Dongo of Alexandria, State Director, Office of Senator Tim Kaine
  • Dr. Ingrid Granberry Grant of Chesterfield, Lead Director of School Leadership and Director of Middle School Education, Henrico County Public Schools
  • Dr. Cheryl Ivey Green of Chesterfield, Executive Minister, First Baptist Church of South Richmond
  • Teri Helenese of Loudoun, Director, State-Federal Relations and Washington Representative, Office of the Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, and President, Belmont Ridge Middle School PTO
  • Gaylene Kanoyton, Hampton, President, Celebrate Healthcare LLC
  • Yvonne J. Lewis of Virginia Beach, Community and Social Activist
  • Dr. Monica Motley of Danville, Founder and CEO, The Motley Consulting Group and Research Faculty, Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research
  • Precious Rasheeda Muhammad of Suffolk, Independent Scholar
  • Cameron D. Patterson of Farmville, Managing Director, Robert Russa Moton Museum
  • Monica L. Reid of Alexandria, Director of Advocacy, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Yvette G. Robinson of Petersburg, Retired Professor of Agriculture, Virginia State University
  • Van C. Wilson of Glen Allen, Associate Vice Chancellor, Virginia Community College System

*denotes reappointment

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