Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2020
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

Megan Field, Policy Advisor
Megan Field has been appointed Policy Advisor. Megan previously worked in the offices of United States Senator Tim Kaine and Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn. She has also litigated in areas including evictions, consumer protection, criminal justice, and open government. Megan earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she completed over 900 hours of pro bono service. Megan is a native of Montpelier and Richmond.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

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

  • Karen A. Engelhardt of Prince William, Educational Trainer, People and Hearing! Education, Training, and Consulting, Inc.
  • Timothy Patterson* of Moseley
  • Susanne Wilbur, LCSW* of Charlottesville, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Aligned Clinical and Educational Services

Alzheimer’s Advisory Board 

  • Dr. Travonia Brown-Hughes of Suffolk, Assistant Professor, Hampton University
  • Karen Garner* of Richmond, Advocacy Manager, Alzheimer’s Association
  • G. Richard Jackson, MPA, CSA* of Williamsburg, Executive Director, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health
  • Lana Sargent, PhD, RN, FNP-C, GNP-BC* of Ashland, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Margie Campbell Shaver of Roanoke

Apprenticeship Council

  • Laura Duckworth* of Crozet, Director of Occupational Programs, University of Virginia
  • Michael L. Mays* of Bedford, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100, Roanoke Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee
  • Steve S. Martin of Riner, Business Manager, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 10
  • Latitia McCane* of Suffolk, Director of Education, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Dr. Ken Nicely of Roanoke County, Superintendent, Roanoke County Public Schools
  • Dr. Jameo Pollock of Henrico, Statewide Technical Training Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Gerald W. Simpson of Hanover, Training Director, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 147

Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects

  • Caroline Alexander CID, IIDA, LEED AP* of Lexington, Independent Consultant, CCA LLC
  • Tim Colley, AIA of Blacksburg, Architect, Colley Architects, P.C.
  • Vinay Nair* of Alexandria, Senior Manager, EY

Board of Directors of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program

  • Kevin V. Logan* of Midlothian, Partner, Sinnott Nuckols & Logan, P.C.
  • Dawn McCoy, MPP* of Chesterfield, Retired Board Member, Sacramento City Unified Schools
  • Jonathan Petty* of Richmond, Attorney, Phelan Petty, PLC
  • Rhonda L. Russell, EdD* of Hampton, Assistant County Administrator and Community Development Director, Charles City County and Owner, RRM Consultants

Real Estate Board

  • Maggie Davis* of Arlington, Senior Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Catina Jones of Richmond, Principal Broker and Owner, ICON Realty Group, LLC
  • David Perry of Portsmouth, Executive Director, Chesapeake Land Bank Authority
  • Nan Piland of Williamsburg, Realtor, Liz Moore and Associates

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority Board of Directors

  • Clyde T. Clark, Jr. of Chesapeake, Commercial Banker and Senior Vice President, Fulton Bank
  • Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD MPA FCCP of Richmond, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Timothy A. McDermott* of Ashland, Chief Campaign Officer, Feed More

Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers Service Award Fund Board 

  • Ken Brown* of Goochland, Retired Fire-Rescue Chief, Goochland County
  • Steve Grayson of Madison, Retired Vice President, Atlantic Union Bank

Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board 

  • Clyde E. Cristman* of Manquin, Director, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Margaret Montgomery of Prince William, Geographic Information Systems Manager, City of Manassas
  • Andy Wells of Baskerville, Geographic Information Systems and Cartography Manager, Southside Planning District Commission

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority 

  • Linh Hoang* of Fairfax, Partner, The Outpost
  • William J. (Bill) Smith* of Wytheville, Owner, Smith Enterprises

*denotes reappointment

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