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) – 2020
Su Tarr, Immediate Past President (Richmond) – 2020
Stephanie MacDonald, Vice President (Culpeper) – 2021
Lekita Sykes, Secretary (Leesburg) – 2020
Holly I. Aleandro, Treasurer (Virginia Beach) – 2020
Ben Morgan, President-Elect (Lynchburg) – 2020
Angela Tillman, Public Information Officer (Arlington) – 2020
Anne Elmakis, APPA Affiliate Representative (DOC Headquarters) – 2021
Vacant, Member at Large – 2020

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
Cassandra Stone(Danville) – 2020
Whitney Breeding (Tazewell) – 2020

Region 2 – North Regional Representatives
Teya West (Manassas) – 2021
Stephanie Boteler (Culpeper) – 2021
Vacant – 2020
George “David” Arroniz (Leesburg) – 2020

Region 3 — Central Regional Representatives
Marianne Early (South Boston) – 2021
Brandy Bischoff (Charlottesville) – 2020
Vacant – 2020
Vacant – 2021

Region 4 — East Regional Representatives
Lisa Schafer (Newport News) – 2021
Antonia Cerino (Chesapeake) – 2021
Stanley Tucker (Virginia Beach) – 2020
Vacant – 2020

Central Office Representative

Martha Wright (DOC Headquarters) – 2021