Joseph Smiddy, M.D.

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joseph.smiddy@vccs.edu Dr. Joseph Smiddy currently serves as the medical director of St. Mary’s Health Wagon in Wise, VA. He is also a volunteer at the Church Hill Free Clinic in Church Hill, TN, and a managing partner of Pulmonary Associates in Kingsport, TN. A former Lt. Commander with the USNR, Smiddy is credited with inventing […]

Susan Tinsley Gooden

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susan.gooden@vccs.edu Susan Tinsley Gooden is currently employed as a professor of public administration and policy at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU. She also serves as executive director of the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute. She has previously worked as an associate professor at Virginia Tech and as a research evaluator […]

David E. Broder

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david.broder@vccs.edu David E. Broder currently serves as president of Service Employees International Union 512 – a 3,000-member union of home care providers, and Fairfax and Loudoun county employees, who provide quality public services to families across the commonwealth. Broder also has an extensive background in politics, having worked for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in […]

Nathaniel Bishop

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nathaniel.bishop@vccs.edu A focus of Nathaniel Bishop’s career has been to view work in healthcare as a ministry – care for the people who trust their medical concerns to the organization, care for those who prepare men and women for healthcare positions, and care for those who provide the care and services in a variety of […]

Senator Walter Stosch

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walter.stosch@vccs.edu Recently retired from representing nearly 200,000 residents in the 12th Senatorial District, former State Senator Walter Stosch has been a leader on numerous issues impacting all Virginians. He has been ranked in numerous years as the most effective member of the Senate and Legislator of the Year and was the only CPA serving in […]

Douglas M. Garcia

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douglas.garcia@vccs.edu Douglas M. Garcia, of Fairfax, is a director with the Educational Testing Service, where he works to ensure implementation and successful launch of a new ETS High School Equivalency Test. Prior to that he was manager of government and external relations and also served as executive director of federal relations and outreach for the […]

Carolyn Berkowitz

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carolyn.berkowitz@vccs.edu Carolyn Berkowitz, of Burke, was appointed to the State Board in August 2014 by Governor Terry McAuliffe to fill an unexpired term. She is the managing vice president for community affairs at Capital One Financial Corp., and president of the Capital One Foundation, where she is responsible for an award-winning community investment strategy that […]

Thomas Brewster

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thomas.brewster@vccs.edu Dr. Thomas Brewster was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin a four year term July 1, 2014. Brewster is a former member of the Virginia State Board of Education, having served from 2006-2010. In 2012, he was selected superintendent of Pulaski County Schools.  He is credited with a number […]

Eleanor Saslaw, vice chair

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eleanor.saslaw@vccs.edu Eleanor Saslaw was appointed to the State Board by Governor Terry McAuliffe to begin a four-year term July 1, 2014. A licensed professional counselor, she began her career as a teacher in the Fairfax County school system.  She would later serve as president of the Virginia Counselors Association where she trained counselor lobbyists to work for […]

William C. Hall, Jr.

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william.hall@vccs.edu William C. Hall, Jr., was appointed to the State Board in June 2014 by Governor Terry McAuliffe. He retired as vice president-corporate communications & community affairs for Dominion in 2013 after a 30 year career in communications, public affairs, and treasury departments. A native of Danville, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration […]