Virginia Board of Workforce Development

About the Board

The Virginia Board of Workforce Development is a business-led board that acts as the principal advisor to the Governor and provides strategic leadership to the state regarding the workforce development system and its efforts to create a strong workforce aligned with employer needs.

The Board


Nat Marshall


Lane Hopkins



Brian Ball
Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Office of the Governor
Hobey Bauhan
Virginia Poultry Federation
Xavier Beale
Vice President of Trades
Newport News Shipbuilding
Thomas A. Bell
Business Manager
Iron Workers Local Union 79
Julie Brown
2 Witches Winery & Brewing Company
Lynne Bushey
Senior Vice President
Business Unit Leader
Kathy Byron
Virginia House of Delegates
Ernie Caldwell
G.J. Hopkins
Dr. Daniel Carey*
Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Office of the Governor
Doris Crouse-Mays
Virginia AFL-CIO
Bill DeSteph
Senate of Virginia
Virginia Diamond
Special Council
Mark Dreyfus
ECPI University
Glen DuBois*
Virginia Community College System
Barry DuVal
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Patricia Funegra
Founder and CEO
La Cocina VA
Daniel Gomez
Chief Strategy Officer
Capitol Bridge
James Gray
City of Hampton
Dr. Megan Healy
Chief Workforce Development Advisor
Office of the Governor
Carlos Hopkins*
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
Office of the Governor
D. Michael Hymes
HY Performance Management
Ann Mallek
White Hall Supervisor
Albemarle County
Melissa McDevitt Jiulianti
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
Jim Monroe
Chief People Officer
Brian J. Moran
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Office of the Governor
Joan Peterson
Executive Director
Literacy for Life
Atif Qarni*
Secretary of Education
Office of the Governor
Roxann Robinson
Virginia House of Delegates
Carrie Roth
President and CEO
Activation Capital & VA Bio + Tech Park
Frank Ruff, Jr.
Senate of Virginia
Becky Sawyer
Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sentara Healthcare
Anne Schlussler
Founding Partner
Clarity Technology Partners
Raheel Sheikh
Manassas Auto and Tire
John David Smith, Jr.
Owner and Partner
Village Market Bistro
Village Square Restaurant & V2 Piano Bar
Travis Staton
President and CEO
United Way of Southwest Virginia
Zuzana Steen
Academic and Community Relations Manager
Micron Technology, Inc.
Brett Vassey
President and CEO
Virginia Manufacturers Association
Brian Warner
Rolls-Royce Head of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Rolls-Royce North America


Fran Bradford, Deputy Secretary of Education
Office of the Governor
*Designee for Secretary Atif Qarni
Jae K. Davenport
Deputy Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
Office of the Governor
*Designee for Secretary Brian Moran
Dr. Daniel Lufkin
Paul D. Camp Community College
*Designee for Chancellor Glen DuBois
Duke Storen
Virginia Department of Social Services
*Designee for Secretary Daniel Carey
Jonathan G. Ward
Assistant Secretary of Veterans & Defense Affairs
Office of the Governor
*Designee for Secretary Carlos Hopkins


Jane Dittmar, Executive Director
Deputy Chief Advisor for Workforce Development
Office of the Governor
George Taratsas, Staff Leader
Director, WIOA Administration & Compliance
Virginia Community College System
Dale Batten
Director, Division of Rehabilitative Services
Virginia Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services
Yolanda Crewe
Director, WIOA Title I Program Services
Virginia Community College System
Pam Hinterlong
Director of Vocational Rehabilitation & Workforce Services
Virginia Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired
Julie Jacobs
Workforce Services Manager
Virginia Department of Social Services
Martina Murray
Director, Education Programs
Department of Veterans Services
Maria Onsel
Administrative Assistant
Virginia Community College System
Jeff Ryan
Deputy Commissioner
Virginia Employment Commission
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
Adult Education Coordinator
Virginia Department of Education
Dr. Robert M. Walker, Jr.
Chief, Veteran Services
Workforce Services Division
Virginia Employment Commission