This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: December 12, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, 804-225-4262, | 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 Administration 


Elizabeth Howard, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Elections 

Elizabeth Howard previously served as General Counsel to Rock the Vote, and was Senior Associate at Sandler Reiff Young & Lamb where she served as counsel to various campaigns, elected officials and nonprofit organizations.  Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in accounting and received her Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School, where she co-founded the Election Law Society.


Secretariat of the Commonwealth

Board Appointments


Advisory Board on Polysomnographic Technology 

  • Marie F. Quinn* of Bon Air,  Retired


Board of Health Professions 

  • Kevin Doyle, EdD, LPC, LSATP of Charlottesville,  Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Coordinator, Mental Health Counseling Track, Longwood University
  • Laura Purcell Verdun, MA, CCC/SLP of Oak Hill, Voicetrainer, LLC


Board of Juvenile Justice 

  • Tyren C. Frazier, MLA of Chesterfield, Executive Director, Higher Achievement, Richmond Affiliate
  • Dana G. Schrad, JD of Mechanicsville, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, & Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation


New College Institute 

  • Naomi L. Hodge-Muse of Martinsville, Retired, former Manager, Miller Brewing Company


State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Vision Impaired 

  • Jeanne S. Armentrout, RN, MSN of Roanoke, Carilion Clinic Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board 

  • Brett Holbrook of Bristol, Vice President, Central Appalachia Operations, Consol Energy


Virginia State University Board of Visitors 

  • Daryl Cumber Dance of Henrico, Professor Emerita, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond 


*Denotes reappointment