Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2021
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Announces Administration Appointments

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

Office of the Governor

James “J.D.” Ratliff, Deputy Director of Scheduling
J.D. Ratliff has been appointed Deputy Director of Scheduling. J.D. has served as Director of Constituent Services and Community Engagement since January 2018. Prior to joining the Northam Administration, J.D. served as Deputy Director of Constituent Services and was a Governor’s Fellow during the McAuliffe Administration. He also participated in the White House Internship Program during the Obama Administration. J.D. is a native of Prince William County and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Virginia.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Advisory Board on Art Therapy

  • Anne Mills* of Alexandria, Art Therapist, Art Therapy Services of Alexandria

Board for Contractors

  • Vernell A. Woods, Jr. of Suffolk, Plans Examiner II, City of Newport News

Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority

  • Barbara M. Donnellan* of Clifton, President and CEO, Castle Gray Associates, LLC

Board of Wildlife Resources

  • John W. Daniel* of Richmond, Government Affairs Officer and General Counsel, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
  • Mamie A. Parker* of Dulles, Conservation Success Coach, EcoLogix Group, Inc.
  • The Honorable Brian Vincent* of Farmville, General Manager, Appomattox River Company

*denotes reappointment

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