Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: December 20, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth

Dianna Fortune, Director of Clemency
Dianna Fortune has been appointed Director of Clemency in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. She previously worked in the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office for six years, where she served as the Civil Process and Jury Office Division Manager and was very active in the Sheriff’s Office volunteer and community service projects. Dianna also holds a degree in accounting.

Board Appointments

Aerospace Advisory Council

  • Peter James Bale* of Chincoteague, Chairman, Wallops Island Regional Alliance
  • David Bowles* of Suffolk, Executive Director, Virginia Institute of Spaceflight and Autonomy, Old Dominion University
  • Kurt Eberly* of Arlington, Vice President, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • Christopher Goyne of Charlottesville, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia
  • Jon Greene of Blacksburg, Associate Director, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Virginia Tech
  • Dale Nash* of Virginia Beach, Executive Director and CEO, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport  
  • David Pierce of Salisbury, Maryland, Director, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility
  • Mike Stoltzfus of Bridgewater, President and CEO, Dynamic Aviation
  • Todd Yeatts* of Arlington, Senior Manager, Government Operations, The Boeing Company

Maternal Mortality Review Team

  • Kristie L. Burnette, MSN, RN of Chesterfield, Director, Patient Safety and Quality, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Donald J. Dudley, MD of Charlottesville, Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine and Chair, Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative
  • Nancy Fowler of Henrico, Director, Office of Family Violence, Virginia Department of Social Services
  • Susan Lanni, MD of Montpelier, Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Newton of Charlottesville, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, University of Virginia Health System
  • Katie Page, CNM of Lynchburg, Certified Nurse-Midwife, CMG Women’s Center and President, Virginia Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • Donna Schminkey, PhD, MPH, RN, CNM of Harrisonburg, Nurse-Midwife and Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • Shannon J. Walsh, MD of Midlothian, Emergency Physician, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians

State Water Control Board

  • Jillian Cohen of Falls Church

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

  • The Honorable William D. Euille of Alexandria, CEO, The Euille Group LLC and former Mayor of Alexandria

*denotes reappointment

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