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Regional Advisory Boards

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's Regional Advisory Boards (RABs) are instrumental in providing a local connection between VFHY and communities throughout the state. The four boards oversee the review process to select grantees - local organizations and agencies – that will receive funding to implement youth tobacco use prevention programs. Each of the nine boards are comprised of 10-15 representatives and represent different areas of the Commonwealth: North, Southeast, Southwest and Central.

If you are interested in becoming a member of your local Regional Advisory Board, please complete a nomination form.

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VFHY Board Liaison: Dr. Sandy Chung, M.D.


Buttar, Noraine City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services Alexandria
Durand, Kim Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families Arlington
Johnston, Andy PATH Foundation Warrenton
MacDonald, Jamie Fairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board Fairfax
McKiernan, Judy Winchester Public Schools Winchester
Nghe, Linh Arlington Department of Human Services Arlington
Papa, Katherine Froeb AcademyHealth Arlington County
Rodgers, Tricia Northern Virginia Health Foundation City of Alexandria
Romberg, Judith Loudoun County Community Services Board Leesburg
Scales, Chris Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Fairfax
Smart, Kimberly Mary Washington Hospital Foundation Fredericksburg
Stewart, Leslie CLEAN, Inc. (Community Law Enforcement Against Narcotics)  City of Winchester
Thompson, Sandy Manassas City Public Schools Manassas
Turner, Cathy Virginia Hospital Center Arlington
Wall, Jennifer Loudoun County Public Schools Loudoun County



VFHY Board Liaison: Dr. Sarah Melton, Pharm.D.


Bledsoe, Amy Planning District 1 Behavioral Health Services Norton
Brown, Kim TurnKey KB & Associates Galax
Buchanan, Rebecca Emory & Henry College Emory
Estabrooks, Paul Virginia Tech Blacksburg
Forestier, Becky Martinsville Henry County family YMCA Martinsville
Hutton, Jo Bristol Youth Services Bristol
Kenley, Kathy New River Valley Community Services Blacksburg
Muelenaer, Andre (M.D.) Carilion Biomedical Institute Roanoke
Murray, Billie American Lung Association of Virginia Bristol
Proctor, Donna Free Clinic of Franklin County Rocky Mount
Redican, Kerry Virginia Tech Blacksburg
Rieves-Austin, Susan Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Roanoke
Roberts, Gina Virginia Department of Health Rustburg
Sams, Debbie Roanoke Co./Salem Health Dept. Salem
Trent, Barry Roanoke County Public Schools Roanoke
Unroe, Jennifer Alleghany Highlands YMCA Covington



VFHY Board liaison:


Alpino, Robert Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk
Benard, Angela Norfolk Christian Schools Norfolk
Birckhead, Sarah Tobacco Use Control Project (TUCP) Richmond
Bryant, Leslie Peninsula MetropolitanYMCA Newport News
Bulin, Kelly Eastern Shore Community Services Board Nassawadox
Chandler, Kevin Southside Community Services Board Boydton
Cochran, Kaitlin Sentara Health Virginia Beach
Donovan, Miki American Lung Association Norfolk
Freeland, Katrina Longwood University, Early Childhood Development Initative Farmville
Gerdes, Mary Louise CommonHealth Program Williamsburg
Gregory, Ashley Tobacco Use Control Project (TUCP) Nassawadox
Johnson, Kathy Alternatives Inc. Hampton
Laurier, Lisa Three Rivers Health District Saluda
Muniz, Martha Private Citizen Amelia
Myers, Vivian Retired nurse Williamsburg
Smith, Hal Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Newport News
Vaughan, Kristen YMCA of Emporia/Greensville Emporia



VFHY Board liaison: Vineeta Shah, MHS, R.D.

Ackley, Melissa Chesterfield Community Services Board Chesterfield
Atkinson, Amy Mumpower Virginia Commission on Youth Richmond
Botkin, Erin Valley Community Services Board Staunton
Bryan, Daphne (M.D.) Bon Secours Medical Group Chester
Buskey, Robin Virginia Department of Health Richmond
Caulkins, Pat Augusta Health WOW Children Fishersville
Coleman, Norma Orange County Public Schools Orange
Dixon, Tracey Lynchburg Daily Bread Lynchburg
Herndon, Reginald Lynchburg Center for Independent Living Lynchburg
Huff, Denny Bedford Community Health Foundation Vinton
Jacobs, Ashley Orange County Office on Youth Orange
Lewis, John Richmond City Health District/Renew Richmond Richmond
Randolph, Trinette Virginia Community Healthcare Association Henrico
Seely, Richard Healthy U Richmond