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This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: September 23, 2016
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

Board of Directors of the Virginia Resources Authority

  • Mary B. Bunting of Hampton, City Manager, City of Hampton
  • Reginald E. Gordon of Richmond, Director, Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Richmond
  • Cecil R. Harris Jr. of Rockville, County Administrator, Hanover County
  • William G. O’Brien* of Port Republic, Special Projects Coordinator, Dynamic Aviation


Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Advisory Board

  • David X. Cifu, MD of Richmond, Chairman and Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • David B. Reid, PsyD of Charlottesville, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Augusta Psychological Associates; Adjunct Professor and Instructor, Blue Ridge Community College & James Madison University


State Building Code Technical Review Board

  • E. G. (Rudy) Middleton III of Virginia Beach, President, E. G. Middleton, Inc.


The Library Board

  • The Honorable L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting 
  • Mohammed Esslami, MSLS* of Woodbridge, Branch Manager, Fairfax County Public Library system 


Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads

  • Gaylene Kanoyton of Hampton, President, Celebrate Healthcare, LLC


Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

  • Mark T. Leonard of Norton, VP / CEO, Norton Community Hospital – Mountain State Health Alliance


Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council

  • Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, MEd, PBSF of Henrico, Owner, Education & Behavioral Consultant, Creative Approach Development Center, LLC


Virginia Latino Advisory Board

  • Juan Santacoloma of North Chesterfield, Multicultural Liaison, Chesterfield County
  • Mercedes Santos-Bell of Chesapeake, Executive Director, Envision Family Services, LLC


Virginia War Memorial Board

  • James A. Zollar, COL ARNG of Mechanicsville, Assistant Chief of Staff Training, Operations, Virginia Army National Guard


*denotes reappointment