The Office of the Governor of Virginia
The Virginia Governor's Office is the executive office of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and includes the Governor of Virginia, his advisors and counsel, the Governor's Cabinet, and a number of other staff. The current Governor of Virginia is Governor Ralph Northam.
Governor Ralph Northam
The Governor of Virginia is the Chief Executing of the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving for a four-year term. In Virginia, though individuals may serve more than one term as Governor, these terms cannot be consecutive.The current and 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia is Ralph Northam. Prior to his inauguration, Governor Northam served as an Army doctor, pediatric neurologist, business owner, state Senator, and Lieutenant Governor.
First Lady Pamela Northam
The current First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia is Pamela Northam. Ms. Northam’s primary goal as First Lady has been to improve school readiness statewide, and has used her experience as a former pediatric occupation therapist and science educator to lead the Northam administration’s work to increase access to quality early childhood care and education. Since the beginning of the administration, over $98 million in new state, federal, and local funds have been invested in Virginia’s early education system, including $42.9 million in innovative federal preschool development grants overseen by the First Lady’s office.
The Governor's Cabinet
Chief of Staff - Clark Mercer
Secretary of the Commonwealth - Kelly Thomasson
Secretary of Administration - Keyanna Conner, Ph.D.
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry - Bettina Ring
Secretary of Commerce and Trade - Brian Ball
Secretary of Education - Atif Qarni
Secretary of Finance - Aubrey Layne
Secretary of Health and Human Resources - Daniel Carey, M.D.
Secretary of Natural Resources - Matthew Strickler
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security - Brian Moran
Secretary of Transportation - Shannon Valentine
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs - Carlos Hopkins
Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor - Megan Healy, Ph.D.
Counsel to the Governor - Rita Davis
Chief Diversity Officer - Janice Underwood, Ph.D.
The Governor's Office of Constituent Services and Community Engagement facilitates communication with the Governor, processes requests for proclamations and other commemorative documents, and manages flag and other protocol related requests.
Constituent Services Staff
Governor's Office of Constituent Services and Community Engagement
Director - JD Ratliff
Special Assistant - Demetria Garland
Special Assistant - Suzanne Holland
Special Assistant - Darryl Holt
Special Assistant - Maribel Castañeda
Special Assistant - Rose Minor
Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth and Director of African American Outreach - Traci DeShazor
Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources and Director of Women's Outreach - Gena Berger
Director of Latino Outreach - Maribel Castañeda
Director of LGBTQ Outreach - Rose Minor
Northern Virginia - Suzanne Holland
Southside - Rose Minor
Southwest - JD Ratliff
Valley - Suzanne Holland
Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
The Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (VOIA) serves as the liaison between the Commonwealth and the United States Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and other states and territories—facilitating communication with the Governor. The D.C. office also coordinates with state agencies to develop the Commonwealth’s federal priorities and appropriations requests.
The Intergovernmental Affairs office also monitors federal legislative issues and advocates on behalf of the Commonwealth. It works with state policy advisors to determine how federal legislation will impact state programs and priorities.
Additionally, the Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs helps to identify federal grant opportunities for the Commonwealth.
The Director of the Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is Stacey Brayboy.
Virginia Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
444 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 783-1769
Fax: (202) 789-7687
Advisors and Counsel
Director of the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs - Matt Mansell
Legislative Director - Marvin Figueroa
Policy Director - Courtney Dozier
Deputy Policy Director - Carter Hutchinson
Senior Policy Analyst - Rushawna Senior
Policy Advisor - Melissa Assalone
Legislative Advisor - John Begala
Policy Analyst - Connor Andrews
Policy Assistant - Grace Kelly
Counselor to the Governor - Rita Davis
Deputy Counsel to the Governor - Jessica Killeen
Confidential Assistant to the Counsel - Grace Kelly