Board of Directors

The VGEA is governed by a group of state employee and retiree board members elected by the general membership before each annual meeting. Board members now serve two-year terms, with about five positions renewing each year. The Past President/Parliamentarian also serves as an ex-officio voting board member.

Officers

Gale Grantpresident

Ron Jenkins, vice president, finance

Marc Crippen, vice president, administration

Cynthia Brittain, secretary

Mindy Stembridgetreasurer

J. Marshall Terry, past president/parliamentarian

 

Board of Directors Members – Term Ending 2017
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Demetria Brown
1st Term
Petersburg
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Committees:  Events, Membership

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J. Marshall Terry
1st Term
Richmond
Department of Taxation (Retired)

Committees: WAGE Representative, Events, Nominations, Elections & Bylaws Committee (Chair).

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Martha Wright
2nd Term
Prospect
Department of Corrections

Committees: Membership (Chapters & Connections Subcommittee), Legislative

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Mindy Stembridge
2nd Term
Richmond
Department of Taxation

Committees: Executive (Treasurer), Scholarship, Finance

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Ronald Jenkins
2nd Term
Charlottesville
Department of Forestry

Committees: Executive (Vice President, Finance), Legislative, Finance (Chair)

Board of Director Members - Term Ending 2018
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Cynthia Dunaway Brittain
2nd Term
Richmond
Virginia Department of Taxation

Committees: Executive (Secretary), Membership, Finance, Scholarship (Chair)

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Delores “Dee” Esser
1st Term
Henrico
Virginia Employment Commission (Retired)

Committees: Events, Scholarship, Legislative

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Gale Grant
3rd Term
Richmond
Virginia Department of Health

Committees: Executive (President), Finance, Legislative, Membership

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Lori Epik
1st Term
Mt. Sidney
Department of Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

Committees: Nominations, Elections & Bylaws, Legislative Day Subcommittee

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Lydia Landis
2nd Term
Abingdon
Virginia Department of Health

Committees: Elections & Bylaws, Events, Legislative

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Marc Crippen
2nd Term
Portsmouth
Department of Juvenile Justice

Committees:  Executive (Vice President, Administration), Membership (Chair), Scholarship

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Martha Rasnake
1st Term
Southwest Virginia Community College, Department of Human Resources

Committees:  Scholarship, Membership (Chapters & Connections Development Subcommittee)

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Rick Fowler
1st Term
Southside (Chapter President)
Department of Social Services

Committees: Membership (Chapters & Connections Development Subcommittee), Legislative

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Sandra Davis
1st Term
Chesterfield
Department of Social Services

Committees: Not yet assigned.

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Susan Triggs
1st Term
Glen Allen
Department of Health, Office of Health Equity

Committees: Not yet assigned.

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Thomas Tucker
2nd Term
Blacksburg
Virginia Tech

Committees: MembershipLegislative.

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William “Terry” Braddock
2nd Term
South Boston
Department of Motor Vehicles

Committees:  Membership, Legislative, Finance.

What VGEA Members Are Saying:

  • This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…

    Dan Moon
  • VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!

    Judy Franklin
  • VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.

    April Mela
  • I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.

    Terry Alfred
  • Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.

    Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
  • VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.

    Joan Stromberg, ABC
  • Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us! 

    Karen Poff
  • Unlike other organizations I’ve been a member of, VGEA really does what is promised and more. Keeps me up-to-date, helps me know what is really going on and how I can show my commitment.

    Carolyn Bethea
  • The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!

    L.F., Department of Corrections
  • “I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”

    J. L. Stone

Representing the Commonwealth’s Employees and Retirees

For more than a half century, the VGEA has worked with Virginia General Assembly members and every Governor to protect the interests of the Commonwealth’s employees and retirees and to ensure that their needs are addressed. Learn More