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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians

  • Darla All, ABOC of Waynesboro, General Manager and Optician, Visionworks Charlottesville
  • Pamela Chavis, MD* of Goochland and Richmond, Retired Physician
  • Kristina F. Green of Midlothian, Associate Dean, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Erik S. Meland, ABOC NCLEC of Gloucester, Optician, Eye to Eye Optical, Ltd.
  • Bonnie Predd of Williamsburg, Community Volunteer
  • Pamela S. Smith of Virginia Beach, Regional Sales Manager, South Atlantic Hearing LLC
  • Laura Lee Thompson* of Chesterfield, Vice Chair, James River Soil and Water Conservation District and Tenant Research Associate, CoStar Group
  • Bruce Wagner* of Crozet, Audiologist, Wagner Hearing Aid Centers
  • Kaytlyn Young of Yorktown, Optician, LensCrafters

Fire Services Board

  • Dennis Linaburg* of Frederick County, Retired Fire Chief, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department
  • Ben Reedy of Marion, Vice President, Slemp Brant Saunders & Associates
  • Steven Sites of Fauquier County, Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal, City of Fairfax Fire Department
  • Ryant Washington of Fluvanna County, Retired, former Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

State Executive Council for Children's Services

  • Ronald K. Spears of Powhatan, Chief Executive Officer, Elk Hill, Inc.

Veterans Services Foundation

  • Laura Schmiegel of Arlington, Head of Military and Veteran Affairs, Booz Allen Hamilton

Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority

  • Jeff Bingham* of Round Hill, Retired, United States Senate staff
  • Kathryn C. Thornton* of Albemarle County, Professor Emerita, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover* of McLeansville, North Carolina, Vice President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Virginia Water Resources Research Center Statewide Advisory Board

  • Lazaro E. Gonzalez of Bristow, Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Operations, Micron Technology

*denotes reappointment

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