This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: August 4, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor, Sam Coleman, | 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.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth

Board Appointments


Advisory Board on Midwifery

  • Kim Pekin, CPM* of Purcellville, Clinical Director, Premier Birth Center, Winchester


Advisory Board on Occupational Therapy 

  • Karen L. Lebo, Esquire* of Richmond, Senior Business Intake Manager, Hunton & Williams
  • Kathryn B. Skibek, MS, OTR/L* of Woodbridge, Assistant Professor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator,  Northern Virginia Community College OTA program, Springfield 


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority

  • Ángel Cabrera of Fairfax, President, George Mason University
  • Jonathan M. Aberman* of McLean, Founder and Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures and Chairman, TandemNSI
  • Bernard Mustafa* of Ashburn, CEO, Pleasant Valley Business Solutions


Advisory Council on PANDAS & PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections & Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome)

  • Theresa L. Champion, JD of Springfield, President, Virginia Autism Project
  • Jessica Gavin of Chesterfield, President/Founder, PRAI
  • David J. Jaffe, MD of Henrico, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Neurology
  • Stefanie M. Levensalor of Norfolk, Senior Loan Officer, Towne Bank Mortgage
  • Stacey Link, BSN, RN, of Moseley, School Nurse, Student Health Services, Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Melissa B. Nelson, MD of Richmond, Pediatric Associates of Richmond, Inc.
  • Aradhana Bela Sood, MD, MSHA, FAACAP of Midlothian,  Senior Professor, Child Mental Health Policy, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Susan E. Swedo, MD of McLean, Clinical Researcher/PANDAS & PANS
  • Wei Zhao, MD, PhD FAAAAI, FACAAI of Chester, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Operation and Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University

*denotes reappointment