Virginia General Assembly

Delegate Alex Askew, Chair
Virginia Beach

Delegate Jeion Ward, Vice Chair
Hampton

Delegate Buddy Fowler
Hanover

Senator Mamie Locke, PhD
Hampton

Senator Jennifer McClellan
Richmond


Gubernatorial Appointees

President Makola Abdullah, PhD
Virginia State University
Petersburg

Audrey Davis
Alexandria Black History Museum & Virginia Africana Associates
Alexandria

Pastor Nelson Harris
Former Mayor
Roanoke

Dean Khadijah Miller, PhD
Norfolk State University
Norfolk

Jalane Schmidt, PhD
University of Virginia
Charlottesville

Cainan Townsend
Robert Russa Moton Museum
Farmville


Ex-Officio Members

Matthew Gibson, PhD
Representing Virginia Humanities

Brett Glymph
Representing the Virginia Outdoors Foundation

James Hare
Representing the Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Monroe Harris, MD
Representing the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

Rita McClenny
Representing the Virginia Tourism Corporation


Advisors

Elizabeth Chew, PhD
James Madison’s Montpelier

Delegate Delores McQuinn, Founding Chair Emerita
Richmond

Elizabeth Kostelny
Preservation Virginia

Susan Perdue
Virginia Humanities

Lauranett Lee, PhD
University of Richmond

Lynn Rainville, PhD
Washington & Lee University

Peter Hedlund
Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Humanities


Staff

The Office of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities

Karice Luck-Brimmer
Program Associate

Yahusef Medina
Associate Director

Justin G. Reid
Director