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
Ben Morgan, President (Lynchburg) – 2022
Stephanie MacDonald, Vice President (Culpeper) – 2021
Kevin Roberson, Treasurer (Fredericksburg) – 2022
Lekita Sykes, Secretary (Leesburg) – 2022
Stanley Tucker, President-Elect (Virginia Beach) – 2022
Shannon McDowney, Immediate Past President (Fredericksburg) – 2022
Anne Elmakis, APPA Affiliate Representative (DOC Headquarters) – 2021
Su J. Tarr, Public Information Officer (Richmond) – 2022
Vacant, Member at Large – 2021

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
Jessica Kyle (Rocky Mount) – 2021
Linda Belcher (Appalachian DC) – 2021
Whitney Breeding (Tazewell) – 2022
Cassandra Stone(Danville) – 2022

Region 2 – North Regional Representatives

Teya West (Fairfax) – 2021
Stephanie Boteler (Fredericksburg) – 2021
Chelsea Quintern (Manassas) – 2022
George “David” Arroniz (Leesburg) – 2022

Region 3 — Central Regional Representatives

Erin Edmundson (Leesburg) – 2021
Marianne Early (South Boston) – 2021
Cara Mellanson (Richmond) – 2022
Brandy Bischoff (Charlottesville) – 2022

Region 4 — East Regional Representatives

Lisa Schafer (Newport News) – 2021
Antonia Cerino (Chesapeake) – 2021
Angela Jeffries (Franklin) – 2022
Erin Moore (OLU) – 2022

Central Office Representative

Vacant – 2021