Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: July 23, 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

Advisory Council on Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections and Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANDAS/PANS)

  • Megan Bonfili of Midlothian, Registered Nurse, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Teresa L. Champion* of Springfield, Secretary, Virginia Autism Project
  • David Jaffe, MD* of Henrico, Pediatric Neurologist, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Stefanie Levensalor* of Norfolk, Senior Loan Officer, Towne Mortgage
  • Melissa B. Nelson, MD* of Richmond, Partner, Pediatric Associates of Richmond, Inc.
  • Aradhana Bela Sood, MD, FAACAP* of Chesterfield, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Susan Swedo, MD* of McLean, Consulting Pediatrician, Healthy Foundations Group, LLC
  • Christina Teague of Charlottesville, Owner, CWT Consulting
  • Wei Zhao, MD, PhD* of Chesterfield, Professor and Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University

Board of Optometry

  • Evan J. Kaufman of Charlottesville, Clinical Optometrist, University of Virginia Medical Center

Scientific Advisory Committee 

  • Kathleen Corrado* of Jamesville, New York, Executive Director and Professor of Practice, Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, Syracuse University
  • William E. Demuth II of Springfield, Illinois, Laboratory Director, Illinois State Police
  • Dr. Peter M. Vallone of Potomac, Maryland, Leader, Applied Genetics Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Virginia Board for the Blind and Vision Impaired

  • Mazen M. Basrawi* of Arlington, Attorney, United States Federal Government
  • Leo Kim, PhD* of Alexandria, Head of Business Planning and Operations, Hematology R&D, AstraZeneca

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority 

  • Kathy L. Still of Norton, Retired Communications Director, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

*denotes reappointment

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