Each year at the annual conference the VPPA has the privilege of recognizing outstanding line and support staff with awards for excellence. The Awards Presentation Ceremony is a valuable opportunity to honor these exceptional individuals and their inspirational achievement.
2023 VPPA SUPPORT PERSON OF THE YEAR
Missie Johnson, Abingdon P&P
Presented to a paid person that has shown dedication, commitment and excellence in his/her performance of their job, as well as in the community in support of P&P staff and those we serve.
2023 SURVEILLANCE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Victor Ortiz, Manassas P&P
Presented to a person who has demonstrated professionalism, dedication and excellence in their job and in their community.
2023 VPPA PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Selinda Robinson, Abingdon P&P
Presented to a line officer whose efforts as Probation and Parole Officer and/or Senior Probation and Parole Officer have demonstrated professionalism, dedication and excellence in their job and in their community.
2023 K. BARRY SHEERAN VPPA MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Nathan Hamm, Henrico P&P
Presented to a VPPA member who has strived to promote professionalism, membership and growth within the association.
2023 LEADERSHIP AWARD
Stephanie MacDonald, Culpeper P&P
Presented to an individual who goes beyond their role by leading people through change, motivating others to accomplish extraordinary things, creating a positive work environment and contribute to the long-term development of employees. This individual is highly respected because of vision, dedication and exemplary work record in the field of Probation and Parole.
2023 OLIVER BECKNER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Randi Lanzafama, HQ – Re-Entry & Programs Unit
Presented to a person who has dedicated their career to the field of corrections. This persons’ commitment to their profession has endured the test of time and has withstood the challenges of a very unique career.