Governor McDonnell Announces Additional Board Appointments


Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to 18 boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the
McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.

Board Appointments

Advisory Board on Midwifery

  • Christian A. Chisholm
    of Charlottesville, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Residency Program Director for the University of Virginia Medical
    School-Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wendy A. Graefe, CNM, MS
    of Norfolk, Certified Nurse Midwife with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Deb McPherson
    of Lynchburg, President of Home Works Lynchburg

A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Development Partnership

  • Jerry Falwell, Jr.
    of Lynchburg, Chancellor and President of Liberty University
  • Bonnie Harmon
    of Fairlawn, Plant Controller for Phoenix Packaging Operations
  • David R. Lohr
    of Glenn Allen, President and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cheryl Thompson-Stacy*
    of Middletown, President of Lord Fairfax Community College
  • Kai J. Zhang
    of Purcellville, Chief Technologist of Enterprise Services, Hewlett – Packard Company

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

  • Francoise Mullen
    of Richmond, French Teacher at St. Catherine’s School
  • Neal C. Schulwolf
    of Norfolk, Attorney with Kalfus & Nachman
  • Arthur Lee Talley, Jr.
    of Portsmouth, Software Engineer for Mantech International, Advocacy Chairman for Autism Speaks and Legislative Director for the Virginia Autism
  • J. Scott Walters*
    of Midlothian, Associate Vice President and Regional Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Company

Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority

  • David Branscome
    of Manassas, Vice President of Branscome Paving Company

Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

  • Robert “Bob” M. Oman
    of Chesapeake, President of Oman Funeral Homes
  • Christopher P. Vincent
    of West Point, President and General Manager of Vincent Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Eric V. Wray, II
    of Virginia Beach, Manager of the Community Funeral Home

Board of Social Work

  • Jennifer Blosser
    of Richmond, Social Worker with the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Nettie Simon-Owens
    of South Boston, Director of Workforce Services for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Board of the Virginia Public Building Authority

  • John A. Mahone
    of Richmond, retired

Debt Capacity Advisory Committee

  • William K. Butler, II*
    of Virginia Beach, retired CEO of Suntrust

Education Commission of the States

  • Patricia Harvey
    of Petersburg, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Richard Bland College


  • Thomas A. Cooper
    of Henrico, Partner with Kane, Jeffries, Cooper & Carollo LLP

New Well Fund

  • Keri A. Hughes
    of Vienna, Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner for PNC Wealth Management
  • Jay McLaughlin*
    of Henrico
  • Michael E. VanDyke
    of Rosedale, Peer Counselor with Clinch Independent Living Services

Safety and Health Codes Board

  • Marc Olmsted
    of Manassas, Business Representative for Local 99 International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Charles Stiff*
    of Mechanicsville, Senior Director of Health and Environmental Safety, Altria

Small Business Commission

  • John E. Gordon
    of Glen Allen, Owner, Pristine Services and Member of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors
  • Robert G. Marcus
    of Portsmouth, President of Blaustein & Reich, Inc.
  • Nicole A. Riley
    of Richmond, Virginia State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business

State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families

  • Greg Peters
    of Richmond, President and CEO of United Methodist Family Services

Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority

  • Vincent Boles*
    of Annandale, General Manager and Advanced Technology Director of the Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Robert Farquhar
    of Burke, Executive for Space Exploration, Kinetx, Inc.
  • John N. Jester
    of Chincoteague Island, retired
  • Jeffrey K. Windland*
    of Sterling, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Orbital Sciences Corporation

Virginia Council on Human Resources

  • Lisa Dawson
    of Virginia Beach, Senior Adult Probation and Parole Officer, Virginia Department of Corrections
  • Nanora W. Westbrook
    of Richmond, Senior Program Assistant for the Victim Notification Program in the Office of the Attorney General

Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council

  • Virginia Lee Heuple*
    of Gainesville, Program Manager of the Greater Prince William Infant and Toddler Connection
  • Jean S. Odachowski*
    of Martinsville, Regional Director of Family Preservation Services, Inc.

Virginia Marine Products Board

  • William Purcell
    of Reedville, Environmental Manager for Omega Protein

*Denotes re-appointment

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