Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Office of the Governor

Chelyen Davis, Acting Communications Director
Chelyen Davis has been appointed Acting Communications Director. She has served as the Deputy Communications Director since January 2018, and served as Communications Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources during the McAuliffe administration. She previously worked as journalist at newspapers in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Bluefield, West Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Virginia, and is a native of Bluefield, Virginia.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board of Physical Therapy

  • Tracey Adler* of Richmond, Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Inc.
  • Dr. Arkena Dailey* of Hampton, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinical Specialist, Sentara Health System and Adjunct Faculty at Old Dominion University

Board of the Virginia Public Building Authority

  • Carolyn Bishop* of Powhatan, Chief Operations Officer, Virginia529

Board of Visitors of the School for the Deaf and Blind

  • J H Cline, Jr. of Staunton, Retired Health and Physical Education Teacher, Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Real Estate Board

  • Sharon P. Johnson* of South Hill, Associate Broker, Pointe Realty Group

*denotes reappointment

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