This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, | Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office: Denise Burch,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. 

Office of the Governor 

Ryder Tobin, Special Assistant in Constituent Services 

Ryder Tobin is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he studied Political Science and earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. Prior to his appointment to the Administration, Ryder worked on the Governor’s transition team. 

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments 

Advisory Board for the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing 

  • Carrie N.H. Humphrey of Henrico, American Sign Language/English Interpreter
  • Roy B. Martin, IV, CFP of Norfolk, Financial Advisor, Sommers Martin Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Dinah Scharfenberg M.R.C, CRC of Abingdon, Rehabilitation Counselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Karen L. Sheffer of Alexandria, Director of Recruitment, Office of Admissions and Outreach, Gallaudet University 

Board of Nursing 

  • Regina M. Gilliam, LPN of Sandston, employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond
  • Trula E. Minton, MS, RN, NEA-BC* of North Chesterfield, Chief Nurse Executive, CJW Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer, Chippenham Hospital
  • Rebecca D. Poston, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC of Norfolk, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Specialty Group - Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 

Board of Social Work 

  • Angelia N. Allen of Portsmouth, Sales and Marketing Director, Churchland House -Commonwealth Assisted Living 
  • Jamie Clancey, LCSW of Culpeper, Clancey Counseling, LLC 

Criminal Justice Services Board 

Rob D. Soles of Burke, retired, Federal Security Officer; current Executive Program Manager with the Osen-Hunter Group