Governor 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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2022-2023 Governor's Advisory Board Members

Lora Grady

Senior Portfolio Manager, AmeriCorps

Clifford Yee

Executive Vice President and CFO, Northern Virginia Family Service

Sheila Williamson-Branch

Treasurer, City of Danville

Adria Merritt

Director of Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Practices, Virginia Department of Education

Mark Fero

Program Manager, Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Bryan Pearce-Gonzales

Professor of Hispanic Studies, Shenandoah University

Naila Alam

Herndon Town Council and Co-Owner, Express Realty USA

Cynthia M. Downs Taylor

Senior Advisor, United States Senator Mark R. Warner

NaQuetta N. Mitchell

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

Enid Mpumwire-Machayo

Co-Founder, Global Inheritance Inc.

Peppy Linden

Retired, Non-Profit Executive Director

Jamie Seagraves

Grants Manager, Capital One Financial

Priscilla Martinez

Community Leader and Volunteer

Jessica M. Bowser

Podcast Host, Virginia Outdoor Adventures

Vanessa Diamond

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

Julie M. Strandlie

Public Affairs Consultant, Strandlie Advocacy, LLC

Zachary Leonsis

Senior Vice President, Monumental Sports Network

Kimberly Luckabaugh

Executive Director, Reset180

Carol Ayars

Liaison to the Virginia AmeriCorps Seniors Network
When: Thursday, May 18, 2023 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Where: Libbie Mill – Henrico County Public Library (2100 Libbie Lake East St, Henrico, VA 23230)

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