Governor's Advisory Board

Governor's Advisory Board on Service & Volunteerism

The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism is to be proactive in the support of community-based initiatives to build stronger communities and enhance existing relationships that address local educational, community development, economic, health, environmental and other social/cultural needs by identifying and involving diverse community service volunteers. The Board exists to fulfill the mandate of the Code of Virginia, Chapter 24 of Section 2.2-2478 which states:

The Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism is established as an advisory board, within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government to advise the Governor and Cabinet Secretaries on matters related to promotion and development of national service in the Commonwealth and to meet the provisions of the federal National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

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2023-2024 Governor's Advisory Board Members

Clifford Yee

Executive Vice President and CFO, Northern Virginia Family Service

Sheila Williamson-Branch

Treasurer, City of Danville

Naila Alam

Herndon Town Council and Co-Owner, Express Realty USA

Jason Ascher

Political Director, Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association

Vanessa Diamond

Sr. VP, Civic Innovations, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Cynthia M. Downs-Taylor

Senior Advisor, United States Senator Mark R. Warner

Mark Fero

Program Manager, Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Clovia Lawrence

Multimedia Personality and Chief Executive Officer, Project Give Back To Community

Peppy Linden

Retired, Non-Profit Executive Director

Kimberly Luckabaugh

Executive Director, Reset180

NaQuetta N. Mitchell

Founder, Women of Endurance, Site Coordinator, Communities In Schools of Petersburg

Enid Mpumwire-Machayo

Co-Founder, Global Inheritance Inc.

The Honorable Sam Parham

Mayor, City of Petersburg

Joy S. Parker

Director of Volunteer Services, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Reagan E. Polarek


Dominick A. Rascona, MD

Pulmonary & Intensive Care Physician; Captain, US Navy (retired)

Shane Roberts-Thomas

Co-owner, Morse Group Corporation (DBA Southern Kitchen)

Elizabeth L. Schultz

Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia Department of Education

Jamie Seagraves

Grants Manager, Capital One Financial

Julie M. Strandlie

Public Affairs Consultant, Strandlie Advocacy, LLC

Carol Ayars

Liaison to the Virginia AmeriCorps Seniors Network

Lora Grady

Senior Portfolio Manager, AmeriCorps

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
10:30 AM-1:30 PM ET

Location TBD
Richmond, VA

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