Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2021
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

Board of Counseling

  • Barry J. Alvarez* of Falls Church, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Maria S. Stransky, LPC* of Richmond, Sex Offender Program Director, Virginia Department of Corrections
  • Angela L. Charlton, PhD of Dublin, Kubix Consulting, LLC
  • Natalie Franklin Harris* of Newport News, Licensed Professional Counselor, Anthem and Riverside Behavioral Health Center
  • Dr. Gerard Lawson of Roanoke, Professor of Counselor Education, Virginia Tech
  • Tiffinee Yancey* of Suffolk, CEO, Virtual Peace of Mind

Board of Housing and Community Development

  • Abby Johnson* of Williamsburg, President, Abacus Property Solutions and Executive Director, Virginia PACE Authority
  • Paykon H. Sarmadi of Augusta County, Architect, Balzer and Associates, Inc.

Forensic Science Board

  • The Honorable Megan L. Clark of Farmville, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Prince Edward County
  • Maggie A. DeBoard* of Fairfax Station, Chief of Police, Herndon Police Department
  • Michael HuYoung, Esq. of Richmond, Director and Shareholder, Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Henrietta Lacks Commission

  • Dr. Nettie L. Simon-Owens of South Boston, Chief Workforce Development Officer, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

  • Lott Rogers* of Halifax

State Building Technical Review Board

  • Beth Carter White of Galax, Associate Pastor, Christ Chapel

*denotes reappointment

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