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) – 2023
Brandy Bischoff, Treasurer (Charlottesville) – 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) – 2023
Su J. Tarr, Public Information Officer (Richmond) – 2022
Stephanie Boteler, At-Large Member (Leesburg – Warrenton) – 2023

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
Heather Belcher (Staunton) – 2023
Shawn Trimble (Rocky Mount) – 2023
Whitney Breeding (Tazewell) – 2022
Jessica High (Martinsville) – 2022

Region 2 – North Regional Representatives

Shanice Wester (Culpeper) – 2023
Stephanie Boteler (Leesburg – Warrenton) – 2023
Erin Edmundson (Leesburg) – 2022
G. David Arroniz (Leesburg) – 2022

Region 3 — Central Regional Representatives

Marianne Early (Brunswick CCAP) – 2023
Nathan Hamm (Henrico) – 2023
Shiletia Pettus (South Boston) – 2022
Vacant – 2022

Region 4 — East Regional Representatives

Lisa Schafer (Newport News) – 2023
Elizabeth Harrell (Chesapeake) – 2023
Angela Jeffries (Franklin) – 2022
Erin Moore (ERO – OLU) – 2022

Central Office Representative

Vacant – 2022