Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: September 25, 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
Board Appointments

Broadband Advisory Council

  • Steven Sandy of Vinton, Director of Planning and Community Development, Franklin County

Henrietta Lacks Commission

  • Mattie M. Cowan* of South Boston, Retired Engineering Manager, CenturyLink
  • Dr. Adele Newson-Horst* of Baltimore, Maryland, Professor of English and Coordinator of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Morgan State University
  • Jeri Lacks Whye* of Reisterstown, Maryland, Judiciary Clerk, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City

*denotes reappointment

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