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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: November 1, 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 of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

  • Jason Graves of Chesapeake, Licensed Funeral Service Provider and Vice President, Graves Funeral Home
  • Blair H. Nelsen* of Richmond, Funeral Service Licensee, Nelsen Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Joseph F. Walton* of Virginia Beach, Funeral Service Licensee, Walton Funeral Home

Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History

  • Carole L. Nash of Harrisonburg, Associate Professor, School of Integrated Sciences and Director, Environmental Archaeology Lab, James Madison University
  • Roberto Quinones of McLean, Community Advocate

Citizens’ Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion

  • Gayle Jessup White of Henrico, Community Engagement Officer, Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Commission on Local Government

  • Diane M. Linderman* of Chesterfield, Managing Director, VHB, Inc.

Escheator – Seventh Judicial Circuit

  • The Honorable Joe S. Frank of Newport News, Attorney, David, Kamp & Frank L.L.C.

State Rehabilitation Council

  • Tammy Burns* of Midlothian, Family Support Specialist, Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
  • Aaron Bossard of Henrico, Workforce Consultant, Randstad
  • Garrett Brumfield* of Roanoke, Speaker and Disability Rights Advocate, Overcome Yours
  • Brian Evans* of Midlothian, Founder, Ninth Wonder Incorporated
  • Joliefawn Liddell of Richmond, Disability Rights Advocate, disAbility Law Center of Virginia
  • Dawn Mosley of Chesterfield, District Pre-Employment Counselor, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Virginia Nuclear Consortium Authority

  • Scott A. Kopple of Alexandria, Senior Government Programs Manager, BWX Technologies, Inc.

*denotes reappointment

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