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This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2015
Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: Denise Burch, Denise.Burch@governor.virginia.gov

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

Aquaculture Advisory Board

  • Chad Ballard, III* of Norfolk, President, Ballard Fish & Oyster Co., Inc.
  • Bryan Plemmons of Goshen, Owner, Casta Line Trout Farms and Virginia Trout Company

Board of Health Professions

  • Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD of North, pediatrician in Gloucester; Vice-President, Board of Medicine
  • Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, OD* of Great Falls, Health Programs Coordinator, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Health and Constituent Affairs (OHCA)
  • Kevin Doyle, EdD, LPC, LSATP* of Charlottesville, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Counselor Education Program, College of Education and Human Services,  Longwood University
  • Mark Johnson, DVM of Middleburg, Founding Partner, Pender Veterinary Centre
  • Ryan K. Logan, RPh of Fairfax, Area Pharmacy Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • Trula E. Minton, MS, RN, NEA-BC* of North Chesterfield, Chief Nurse Executive, CJW Medical Center; Chief Nursing Officer, Chippenham Hospital
  • Laura Purcell Verdun, MA, CCC* of Oak Hill, Speech-Language Pathologist, Voicetrainer, LLC
  • Jim Wells, RPh* of Front Royal, Pharmacy Administrative Director-Valley Health Warren Memorial Hospital and Page Memorial Hospital, Front Royal and Luray

Board of Medicine

  • David J. Taminger, MD of Midlothian, Founding Partner, Attending Physician and President, Virginia Family Physicians, PC

Board of Veterinary Medicine

  • Autumn N. Halsey, LVT of Marion, Smyth County Animal Hospital
  • Mark Johnson, DVM* of Middleburg, Founding Partner, Pender Veterinary Centre

Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals

  • Rosa-lee Cooke of Big Stone Gap, Water/Wastewater Instructor, Mountain Empire Community College

Virginia Latino Advisory Board

  • Christopher J. Falcon* of Falls Church, Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court, Arlington
  • Keisha Graziadei-Shup of Roanoke, LaConexionVa.org Founding Executive Director, Blue Ridge Literacy
  • Louisa Meruvia of Vienna, CEO, Networking Professionals for the Arts
  • Sergio Rimola, MD, FACOG of Herndon, Specialist in OB/GYN
  • Lucero Soto Wiley* of Virginia Beach, Financial Advisor and Partner, Fast Track at New York Life
  • Cecilia Williams* of Fairfax, Spanish Teacher, Northern Virginia Community College

Virginia Wine Board

  • Diane Flynt* of Dugspur, Owner and Founder, Foggy Ridge Cider
  • Bill Tonkins* of Afton, Vineyard Manager, Veritas Vineyards and Winery
  • Kirk Wiles of Clifton, CEO and Founder, Paradise Springs Winery

*denotes reappointment