This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: November 18, 2016
Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: Denise Burch,

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments


RICHMOND – 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.

Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

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

  • Susi Wilbur, LCSW of Charlottesville, Community Development Liaison at Civic Access


Board of Health Professions

  • Marvin B. Figueroa, MEd of Arlington, Healthcare and Education Senior Policy Advisor, Senator Mark Warner, United States Senate
  • Dr. Allen R. Jones Jr.* of Newport News, CEO, Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates, Inc.; President, Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
  • Derrick Kelly Kendall of Chesterfield,  CEO, Lucy Corr Village; Member, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
  • Herbert L. Stewart, PhD of Charlottesville, Clinical Psychologist, Western State Hospital; Chair, Virginia Board of Psychology
  • James D. Watkins, DDS* of Hampton; Member, Virginia Board of Dentistry
  • Junius H. Williams, MA of Portsmouth, retired as Managing Director, Dominion Power; Member, Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers


Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations

  • COL Frank G. Wickersham III, USMC (Ret.) of Warrenton, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility (Veterans Outreach) and Director of Recruiting, VSE Corporation


Scientific Advisory Board

  • Barry S. Levine, PhD of Columbia, MD, former Chief Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland; Toxicologist Consultant


Statewide Independent Living Council

  • Raymond L. Kenney Jr. of Richmond, U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Member, McGuire Peer Counseling Team, VAMC
  • Alexis Nichols of Chesterfield , motivational speaker and advocate for people with disabilities; Trainer,  Leadership for Empowerment and Abuse Prevention (LEAP), Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Rob Targos of Midlothian, Digital Project Manager, Evolution Labs; Trainer, community and inclusion projects,  Partnership for People with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Weinstein JCC
  • Shawn M. Utt* of Pulaski, Town Manager


Virginia Soybean Board

  • Ray Keating of Norfolk, Merchandiser, Perdue Agribusiness, Chesapeake VA
  • Linda V. Smith* of West Point, Consultant, Old Dominion Grain, a division of The Mennel Milling Company
  • Tom Taliaferro* of Suffolk, Business Manager, Montague Farms, Inc.


*denotes reappointment