VLFs Board of Directors

2018-19 List

Ms. Jeannie P. Baliles
Former First Lady of Virginia

Vice Chairperson
Ms.Ruth Hazel Little
Executive Director
Emerging Scholars

Ms. Troilen Gainey Seward
Lobbyist, Former Superintendent

Ms. Beth W. Butner
Former Chesterfield County Teacher

Dr. Cynthia L. Cooper
Retired, Executive Director,
Hampton City Schools

Ms. Patricia M. Donnelly
Former Executive Director
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

Dr. William A. Hazel, Jr.
Former Secretary of Health & Human Res.
Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Governor

Mr. Jeffrey Holland
Executive Director
Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel Dist.

The Honorable Mark L. Keam
Representative, Virginia’s 35th House District

Mrs. Marcy Sims
Community Leader
Retired Director of Virginia Beach Public Library

Mr. Randall L. Stamper
Assistant vice chancellor for Career Pathways and Workforce Programs.
Virginia Community College System


Dr. Mark Emblidge
Founding Director, Ex-Officio
Virginia Literacy Foundation