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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 26, 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

Advisory Board for the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

  • Traci D. Branch* of Chester
  • Carrie N. H. Humphrey* of Henrico, American Sign Language/English Interpreter and Educator
  • Roy B. Martin IV* of Norfolk, First Vice President and Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Jason Zuccari* of McLean, Vice President, Hamilton Insurance Agency

Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Breshae Bedward* of Charles City County, Occupational Therapist, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Dwayne Pitre* of Charlottesville, Manager of Occupational Therapy Adult Acute Care, University of Virginia Health System

Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians

  • Melissa A. Gill* of Lynchburg, Licensed Optician and Student in Physician Assistant Medicine program at University of Lynchburg

Board of Education

  • The Honorable Daniel (“Dan”) A. Gecker* of Chesterfield, Partner, Urban Development Associates LLC
  • Pamela L. Davis-Vaught of Bristol, Principal, Highland View Elementary School
  • Tammy L. Mann of Fairfax, President and CEO, The Campagna Center

Horse Industry Board

  • Dr. John T. Wise* of Staunton, Veterinarian, Westwood Animal Hospital

Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations

  • Michael D. Boyle of Virginia Beach, Active Duty Seabee, United States Navy

State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board

  • Beth Adams of Haymarket, Quality Manager, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council

  • Matthew Conrad of Richmond, Executive Director of Government and Board Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System

*denotes reappointment

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