This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: February 10, 2017
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

The Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide

  • Sandy Curwood, Phd of Richmond, Director, School Nutrition Programs, Virginia Department of Education
  • Philip Forgit of Williamsburg, Executive Director, Virginia Education Association
  • Robin Gahan of Richmond, Senior Director of Government Relations, American Heart Association
  • Lauren Schmitt of Midlothian, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Commonwealth Strategy Group
  • Conchetta Yonaitis of Richmond, Special Nutrition Programs Manager, Virginia Department of Health


Virginia Water Resources Research Center Statewide Advisory Board

  • Scott Meacham, MArH, JD of Richmond, Senior Attorney, Virginia Division of Legislative Services
  • Brian D. Richter, MSc of Crozet, Chief Scientist, Global Water Program, The Nature Conservancy; Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture and School of Engineering, University of Virginia