This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: October 21, 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.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth
Board Appointments


Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

  • AnnMarie P. Wakely of Richmond, Equity Research Associate, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley

Board of Directors of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program

  • Kevin V. Logan of Midlothian, Shareholder, Sinnott Nuckols & Logan, PC
  • Dawn McCoy, MPP of Chesterfield, retired board member, Sacramento City Unified Schools; Partners in Policymaking Class of 2015-16
  • Jonathan M. Petty, Esq. of Richmond, Partner, Phelan Petty, PLC
  • Ronald M. Ramus, MD of Richmond, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
  • Rhonda L. Russell, EdD* of Hampton, Director of Planning & Community Development, Surry County

Board of Visitors of Gunston Hall

  • Ed Graber* of Fairfax City, Principal, Edmund Graber Government and Public Affairs Consulting
  • Eileen Cassidy Rivera* of Alexandria, Vice President of Marketing, CIOX Health
  • Tim J. Sargeant* of Fairfax Station, Manager, state and local affairs, Dominion Virginia

Soil and Water Conservation Board

  • Mario Albritton of Virginia Beach, Owner/Operator, AFA Farms, and Chairman, Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Charles A. Arnason of Blackstone, Cattle Farmer
  • Adam D. Wilson of Lebanon, Owner/Manager, Wilson Cattle Co.

Virginia Coal and Energy Commission

  • Rick Hendrix, PhD of Arlington, Chief Executive Officer, Rick Hendrix Energy, and President, Henco Energy of Arizona

Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • Captain Joey Frantzen of Virginia Beach, Base Commander, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council

  • Catherine C. Childers, MBA of Blacksburg, Pre-Award Budget Specialist, Virginia Tech; disability advocate
  • Wyvonnie V. Harsley, CPM, MS* of Lorton, Volunteer Treasurer, Virginia Head Start Association
  • Kristen Roorbach Jamison, PhD* of Charlottesville, Founder/Educational Director, The Loop Center
  • Elizabeth John, MBA of Falls Church, Chemical Engineer in the Pulp & Paper and Chemical Industries; Consultant in the area of organizational health
  • Jean Odachowski, MEd, LPC* of Martinsville,  Licensed Professional Counselor with Family Preservation Services
  • Courtney E. Pugh of Salem, Early Childhood and Family Support Specialist,  Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), Roanoke
  • Joy Spencer, MBA* of Newport News, Chief Operations Officer, Moms in Motion
  • Jaylene Trueblood, MPA of Chesapeake, Local System Manager/Early Intervention Program and Substance Use Prevention Services Program Supervisor, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
  • Kelly P. Walsh-Hill* of Warrenton, Pediatric PT, EI and NICU provider
  • Katie H. Webb of Moseley, Regional Manager, Moms in Motion/At Home Your Way
  • Lynn Wolfe MSc OTR/L* of Williamsburg,  Local System Manager for the Infant and Toddler Connection of Williamsburg, James City County, York and Poquoson; Child Development Resources, Williamsburg
  • Sandra P. Woodward* of Waynesboro,  Program Director for Blue Ridge Care Connections for Children and Southwest Virginia Care Connection for Children with the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics


*denotes reappointment