Friday, July 12, 2013

Governor McDonnell Announces Administration and Board Appointments

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RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced additional appointments to his administration under the Health and Human Resources Secretariat and Press Office. Governor McDonnell also announced appointments to five boards of visitors: College of William & Mary, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also announced appointments to 13 other Virginia boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

Karin Addison, Deputy Secretary for Education and Children’s Services

Appointed by Governor McDonnell in October 2010, Karin Talbert Addison serves as a policy advisor to the Secretary of Education as well as the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters affecting early childhood education and children’s health. 

Prior to joining the McDonnell Administration, Mrs. Addison specialized in legislative lobbying and grassroots organization.  She owned her own consulting firm and represented clients primarily interested in health care and education policy.  She has extensive experience in both legislative and budget advocacy.  Mrs. Addison began her career in public policy as a legislative assistant to several members of the General Assembly. 

Mrs. Addison graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Government.  She serves on the Saint Gertrude High School Alumnae Association Board and lives in Richmond’s Ginter Park with her husband and their two sons.

Press Office

Taylor Thornley Keeney, Press Secretary

Taylor Thornley Keeney has returned to work for Governor Bob McDonnell after leaving the McDonnell Administration in August 2012 to serve as Communications Director for Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling’s campaign for governor.  Before leaving the administration, she served as McDonnell’s deputy director of communications, where she worked closely with members of the media and helped to oversee the communications office’s daily operations including events, interviews, and messaging.  Keeney began working for McDonnell during his 2009 campaign for governor as his deputy press secretary and press assistant.  Keeney got her start in politics working as Cindy McCain’s press assistant on Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.  Keeney graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a degree in corporate communications and public affairs.

Board of Visitors:

The College of William & Mary Board of Visitors
·         Lynn R. Dillon of McLean, President of ARCS Foundation – Metropolitan Washington Chapter
·         DeRonda Miniard Short of Williamsburg, Attorney
·         The Honorable John Charles Thomas* of Richmond, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and Senior Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP
·         H. Thomas Watkins of Lake Forest, Illinois

George Mason University Board of Visitors
·         Kelly McNamara Corley of Winnetka, Illinois, Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Discover Financial Services
·         The Honorable Tom Davis of Vienna, Director of Federal Government Affairs at Deloitte, LLP
·         Anne C. Gruner of McLean, Vice President of J.K. Gruner Associates
·         John M. Jacquemin* of McLean, President and CEO of Mooring Financial Services

Old Dominion University Board of Visitors
·         Richard T. Cheng of Virginia Beach, CEO of JRC, LLC
·         Jodi S. Gidley of Virginia Beach, President of Virginia Natural Gas, AGL Resources Company
·         Robert M. Tata of Virginia Beach, Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP
·         Dr. Mary Maniscalco-Theberge of Reston, Deputy Medical Inspector Professional Services, Office of the Medical Inspector for the Veterans Health Administration

University of Virginia Board of Visitors
·         Kevin J. Fay of McLean, President of Alcalde & Fay
·         Frank E. Genovese of Midlothian, President of The Rothbury Corporation
·         William H. Goodwin, Jr.* of Richmond, President and Chairman of CCA Industries, Inc.
·         John A. Griffin of New York, New York, Founder & President of Blue Ridge Capital

Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors
·         Nancy C. Everett of Richmond, Managing Director for BlackRock
·         John W. Snow of Richmond
·         G. Richard “Rick” Wagoner, Jr. of Birmingham, Michigan
·         Steve Worley of Harahan, Louisiana, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Additional Board Appointments:

Board for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
·         Gretta B. Doering*of Winchester, Former Special Education Teacher, Mom and Primary Caregiver for 21 year old son with CP
·         Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond of Virginia Beach, Director of Service Learning and Distinguished Professor, Civics Engagement with Norfolk State University and Council Member for the City of Virginia Beach

Board of Dentistry
·         A. Rizkalla of Falls Church, Dentist with A. Rizkalla, DDS
·         Bruce S. Wyman, DMD of Vienna, Periodontist in private practice in Springfield, VA and Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics with University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Board of Nursing
·         Louise E. Hershkowitz, CRNA, MSHA of Reston, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with FOAA Anesthesia Services
·         Kelly S. McDonough, DNP RN of Fredericksburg, employed with MW Healthcare
·         William Traynham* of Glen Allen, retired

Board of Physical Therapy
·         Dixie H. Bowman, PT, DPT, EdD of Chesterfield, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
·         Melissa Wolff-Burke* of Winchester, Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University

Board of Social Work
·         John M. Salay, LCSW of Midlothian, Vice President of Development, Performance and Quality Improvement for Dominion Youth Services

Board of Veterinary Medicine
·         Bayard A. Rucker of Lebanon, self-employed veterinarian

Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Advisory Board
·         Rosemary Rawlins of Glen Allen, Author, Speaker and Blogger for and self-employed with Rare Compositions, LLC

Milk Commission
·         Ken Smith* of Remington, full-time Dairy Producer

Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital Authority
·         Greta B. Peters of Richmond, Community Volunteer

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
·         W. Heywood Fralin of Roanoke, Chairman of the Board for Medical Facilities of America
·         G. Gilmer Minor, III* of Richmond, Chairman Emeritus of Owens & Minor

State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
·         James E. Parks of Richmond, Director of Offender Management Services for the Virginia Department of Corrections
·         Brian R. Swann, Sr. of Midlothian, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Fire Services Board
·         Dawn E. Brown, CPCU, ChFC, CLU of Earlysville, Underwriting Section Manager for State Farm Insurance Company
·         James R. Dawson of Smithfield, Assistant Fire Chief and Director of Community Risk Reduction for Chesterfield County
·         Steven DeLuca of Richmond, Volunteer Firefighter, Hanover County Fire and EMS
·         The Honorable William B. Kyger, Jr.* of Bridgewater, Member of the Board of Supervisors for Rockingham County
·         Felix Sarfo-Kantanka, Jr.* of Richmond, Assistant Vice President of State Government Relations for McGuireWoods Consulting

Virginia Workforce Council
·         Danny Hunley of Mathews, Vice President, Operations at Newport News Shipbuilding

*Denotes re-appointment
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