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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced additional appointments to his Administration today.
Secretariat of Health and Human Resources
Chidimma Jenkins, Advisor on Childhood Trauma and Resiliency
Chidimma Jenkins has been appointed Advisor on Childhood Trauma and Resiliency, where she will support statewide, trauma-informed public and private networks and align efforts of the Children’s Cabinet Trauma Informed Care Working Group, Trauma Informed Leadership Team (TILT), and Virginia HEALS. Prior to this appointment, Chidi served as Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Education. Before joining the Northam Administration, she was a second-grade teacher and worked on issues of social and emotional learning, diversity and inclusion, digital tools and technology, and environmental education. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Chidi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Literature and a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History
Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System
Virginia Soybean Board
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