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Board of Trustees

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Board of Trustees

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s Board of Trustees governs the Foundation. Its 23 members are appointed by Virginia’s Governor and the General Assembly. The board has a committee structure and meets three times a year to decide Foundation business and set the Foundation’s direction for important initiatives.

Board Officers & Members

Chair Representative of Term Expiration
Sandy L. Chung, M.D.
Sterling

Fairfax Pediatric Associates, PC
Physician

June 30, 2019

 

Vice Chairman Representative of Term Expiration
The Honorable John H. O'Bannon III, M.D.

Member of the House of Delegates Representing the 73rd District

Concurrent with House term

 

 

Members Representative of Term Expiration
Laura E. Beamer
Richmond
Youth Member June 30, 2017

Valerie L. Bowman, M.D., FAAP
Richmond

Developmental Assessment Clinic, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
Pediatrician

June 30, 2018
January Britt
Henrico

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Preschool (formerly with Hanover County Public Schools)
Teacher

June 30, 2017
Teresa Gardner Tyson, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Wise County

The Health Wagon
Executive Director

June 30, 2019
The Honorable T. Scott Garrett, M.D. State Delegate
Representing the 23rd District
Concurrent with House Term
Glory Gill, RN
Hampton

Hampton City Schools
School Nurse

Virginia School Nurses' Association
Member

June 30, 2018
Andrew Goodwin
Richmond

U.S. House of Representatives
Legislative Assistant

June 30, 2019
Sarah Bedard Holland
Richmond

Virginia Oral Health Coalition
Executive Director

June 30, 2018
Jimmy Jankowski
Richmond
Youth Member June 30, 2017
Kris Kennedy, M.D., FACOG
Virginia Beach

Complete Women's Care: A Division of Mid-Atlantic Women's Care
Retired

June 30, 2019
Ritsu Kuno, M.D., FCCP
Midlothian
Pulmonary Associates of Richmond Inc. June 30, 2018

Robert Leek
Williamsburg

Sentara Healthcare
Senior Physician Liaison

June 30, 2018
Thomas L'Ecuyer, M.D.
Charlottesville

University of Virginia
Professor of Pediatrics

June 30, 2019
Marissa Levine, M.D. Virginia Department of Health
Commissioner of Health
 
The Honorable David W. Marsden
Fairfax County
 
State Senator
 
Concurrent with Senate term
Sarah Tollison Melton, PharmD
Bristol
Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
June 30, 2018
Jeffrey L. Painter Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Chairman
 

Kristina N. Powell, M.D.
Williamsburg

Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg

Member
Virginia Academy of Pediatrics

June 30, 2017
Vineeta Shah, MHS, R.D.
Richmond

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School and Virginia Commonwealth University
Independent Consultant

June 30, 2018
India Y. Sisler, M.D.
Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor

June 30, 2017

 

Appointment to the Board

As outlined in the enabling legislation, the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation Board membership consists of twenty-three members appointed as follows:

  • Two state delegates, one representing rural interests and one urban, are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • Two state senators, one representing rural interests and one urban, are appointed by the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee.

The Governor appoints the remaining nineteen members, consisting of:

  • Five designated representatives of public health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association of Virginia, Medical Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Thoracic Society
  • Four health professionals in the fields of oncology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics
  • Eight citizens, including two youth
  • Commissioner of the Department of Health or his designee
  • Chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board or his designee.

Terms are four years each with the possibility of two consecutive terms. Initial appointments are staggered.

Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office: More information about gubernatorial appointments


 

Overview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. 

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's mission includes reducing and preventing youth tobacco use.

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.