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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Office of the Governor

Bailey Harlow, Executive Assistant to First Lady Pamela Northam
Bailey Harlow has been appointed as Executive Assistant to First Lady Pamela Northam. Prior to his appointment, he served as session aide for Delegate Danica Roem and worked with the policy team at Equality Virginia. He is an Augusta County native, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Psychology from the College of William & Mary.

W. LeGrand Northcutt, Special Assistant to the Governor’s Counsel
LeGrand Northcutt has been appointed Special Assistant to the Governor’s Counsel. He previously served as an advocate for individuals experiencing housing instability and homelessness, working with organizations including the Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, National Homelessness Law Center, and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. A native of Richmond, he recently graduated from The University of Richmond School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University, where he studied English and Poverty and Human Capability Studies.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Advisory Board on Massage Therapy

  • Dawn Hogue, MA, LMT* of Virginia Beach, Executive Director, Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation and Senior Administrator, Cayce/Reilly School of Massage
  • Maria Mercedes Olivieri of Burke, Licensed Massage Therapist

Advisory Board on Surgical Assisting

  • Thomas Gochenour of Palmyra, Certified Surgical First Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Dr. Srikanth Mahavadi of Mechanicsville, Podiatrist–Foot Surgeon, New Kent Foot Clinic
  • Nicole M. Meredith of Prince George, Registered Nurse CNOR CLN V, Bon Secours Mercy Hospital and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Deborah Redmond of Virginia Beach, Surgical Assistant, Beach Surgical Assistants of Virginia
  • Jessica Wilhelm of Virginia Beach, Certified and Registered Surgical Assistant, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Assistant Professor in Master of Surgical Assisting Program, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority

  • Mary B. Bunting* of Hampton, City Manager, City of Hampton
  • Cecil R. Harris, Jr.* of Rockville, Retired Hanover County Administrator
  • Bill Kittrell of Crozet, Deputy State Director, The Nature Conservancy in Virginia
  • Dr. Charlette T. Woolridge of Brunswick County, County Administrator

*denotes reappointment

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