This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: July 28, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, | Secretariat of the Commonwealth, Caroline Corl,

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.

Office of the Governor

Alexis George, Deputy Scheduler
Alexis George has been appointed to the position of Deputy Scheduler. Prior to her appointment, Alexis served as a 2017 Governor’s Fellow in the Office of Scheduling and previously interned at the Virginia General Assembly for the House of Delegates. Alexis is a Richmond native and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments

Board of Nursing

  • Margaret Joan Friedenberg of Richmond
  • Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, DNP(c), MSN, RN, BC of Yorktown, Clinical Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Michelle D. Hereford, RN, MSHA, FACHE of Glen Allen, Chief, Community Hospitals & Post-Acute Division, University of Virginia Health System
  • Louise E. Hershkowitz, CRNA, MSHA* of Reston, retired, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Jennifer M Phelps LPN, B.S., QMHP-A* of Lynchburg, Substance Abuse Case Manager for HORIZON Behavioral Health’s Detox, Recovery House and SA Out Patient;  Co-President of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses (VACPN)


Board of Social Services

  • Danny TK Avula MD, MPH* of Richmond, Director, Richmond City Health District
  • The Honorable William B. “Buckey” Boone of Meadowview, Washington County, former member, Washington County School Board
  • Andrew L. Heck, PsyD of Midlothian, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, GeroPartners, LLC


Old Dominion University Board of Visitors

  • Pamela C. Kirk of Suffolk


Roanoke Higher Education Center Board of Trustees

  • Lorraine S. Lange Ed.D.* of Roanoke, Strategic Academic Advisor, PowerSchool LLC; former Superintendent of Roanoke County Schools
  • Elda Stanco Downey, PhD. of Roanoke, CEO of Roanoke Spanish


Southern Regional Education Board

  • Glenda R. Scales, Ph.D.* of Blacksburg, Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer


Virginia Asian Advisory Board

  • Hassan M. Ahmad of Sterling, Immigration Attorney and Founder, The HMA Law Firm
  • Julia K. Chun of McLean, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Barbara Favola
  • Anthony T. Gitalado of Suffolk, CEO/Co-Founder, Tremo Enterprise, LLC
  • Atiqua Hashem of Glen Allen, General Counsel, ChildFund International, USA
  • Razi Hashmi of Fairfax
  • James Heo of Arlington, Chief of Staff, Office of Delegate Mark Sickles
  • Eric Lin* of Chesterfield, Principal, The VIE Group
  • Vicki Mirandah* of Henrico, Chief Card Customer Experience Officer, Capital One
  • Komal Mohindra* of Falls Church, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, The World Bank and The International Finance Corporation
  • Rumy J. Mohta* of Midlothian, CEO, Atlas Branding & Communications, Inc. and Principal, Eclat Services, Inc. (a V3 certified corporation)
  • Patrick A. Mulloy* of Alexandria, Washington based trade counsel and consultant
  • May Nivar of Midlothian, Regulatory Affairs, Altria
  • Osman “Oz”  Parvaiz of Glen Allen, Vice President, Capital One
  • Ssunny Shah of Roanoke, Hotel owner
  • Mona H. Siddiqui* of Midlothian, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
  • J.R. Smith* of Glen Allen, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Leonard C. Tengco, Esq.* of Virginia Beach, Litigation Counsel, Shapiro & Brown, LLP
  • Alice L. Tong* of Alexandria


Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

  • Marke "Hoot" Gibson of Springfield, USAF Maj Gen (Ret) Air and Space Senior Advisor
  • Bittle W. Porterfield III* of Roanoke, President, Rice Management Company


*denotes reappointment