Officers

Association business is conducted by the Board of Directors. The Board consists of the Executive Officers and Representatives. Officers serve two-year terms, and they are elected by a plurality vote of the Association’s membership.

VPPA Executive Officers

Shannon McDowney, President (Fredericksburg) – 2018
Su Tarr, Past President (Richmond) – 2018
Ben Morgan, Vice President (Lynchburg) – 2019
Vacant, Secretary – 2018
Vacant, Treasurer – 2018
Vacant, President Elect – 2018
Vacant, Public Information Officer – 2018
Raquel Walker, APPA Affiliate Representative (Suffolk) – 2019
Wanda Parris-Flanagan, Member at Large (Arlington) – 2019

Representatives are elected for two-year terms. Together with the Executive Officers they are charged with guiding the future of the Association, providing leadership to the field, presenting and discussing issues germane to the field, and setting the agenda for future initiatives. The Constitution and By-Laws call for Representatives from each of the four Regions along with one Central Office Representative.

Regional Representatives

Region 1 – West Regional Representatives
Tom Vestal (Tazewell) – 2019
Heather Gathron (Staunton) – 2019
Therese “Terry” Dziedziak (Danville) – 2018
Cassandra Stone (Danville) – 2018

Region 2 – North Regional Representatives
Teya West (Manassas) – 2019
Scott CottrillĀ (Abingdon) – 2019
Vacant – 2018
Casey Gallant (Fairfax) – 2018

Region 3 — Central Regional Representatives
Tim Kallam (South Boston) – 2019
Cheryle Parrish (Victim Services Unit) – 2019
Blake Saunders (Henrico) – 2018
Leslie Pryor (Cold Springs) – 2018

Region 4 — East Regional Representatives
Lisa Schafer (Newport News) – 2019
Antonia Cerino (Chesapeake) – 2019
Erma Barnes Torrance (Newport News) – 2018
Holly I. Aleandro (Newport News) – 2018

Central Regional Programs

Anne ElmakisĀ (DOC Headquarters) – 2019