Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 31, 2020
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

Stacey Feindt, Special Assistant for Advisory Board Administration
Stacey Feindt has been appointed Special Assistant for Advisory Board Administration. Prior to her appointment, Stacey served as the Public Involvement and Title VI Coordinator for the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and was a Governor’s Fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Stacey graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington, where she studied Political Science, and earned an associate degree in paralegal studies from Northern Virginia Community College.

Board Appointments 

Board for Barbers and Cosmetology

  • Bo Machayo of Loudoun, Regional Director, United States Senate
  • Matthew D. Roberts* of Richmond, Technical Professional Nail Technician Teacher, Chesterfield Career and Technical Center at Courthouse, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Sandra Smith of Richmond, Program Coordinator, Building Lives to Independence and Self Sufficiency (BLISS) Program, Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Richmond

Board of Pharmacy

  • Dr. Sarah Melton of Bristol, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • R. Dale St. Clair, Jr. of Goochland, Vice President, East Region Remedi SeniorCare

Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation

  • Laurence Benenson* of Alexandria, Assistant Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, National Immigration Forum

Board of Accountancy

  • Jay Bernas of Virginia Beach, Chief Financial Officer, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Center for Rural Virginia

  • Elizabeth Povar of Henrico, Principal, The RiverLink Group

Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund Advisory Board

  • Gerald D. Collins, PE* of Wise, Owner, Coal Mining Engineering Services LLC

Commission on Youth 

  • Avi D. Hopkins of Chesterfield, Owner and President, Fresh Start Pros
  • The Honorable Chris Rehak* of Radford, Radford City Commonwealth’s Attorney

Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council 

  • The Honorable Amy Dubois of Mathews, Chair, Mathews County Board of Supervisors

Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority

  • Monique Adams of Hampton Roads, Executive Director, 757 Angels
  • Barbara D. Boyan, PhD of Henrico, Alice T. and William H. Goodwin, Jr. Dean, College of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richard Hall of Martinsville, Managing Director, Orion Capital
  • Chiedo John of Harrisonburg, Engineering Manager, GitHub and Founder, Generate Impact
  • Kurt John of Fairfax, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USA
  • Paula Sorrell of Arlington, Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development, George Mason University

*denotes reappointment

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