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Our Board of Directors is comprised of Virginians from diverse educational, business, government, civic, and cultural communities.

Meeting four times per year with additional committee involvement, the Virginia Humanities Board of Directors oversees organizational policy and programming. Each member serves for a three-year term, once renewable. Six members of the Board are appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia; nineteen members are elected by the Board.

The Virginia Humanities Board Nominating Committee welcomes suggested nominations to the Board throughout the year, specifically seeking individuals who are passionate about the humanities. As a nonpartisan agency, we seek board members who are broadly representative of the citizens of the Commonwealth and the various civic, ethnic, and minority group interests. Please email suggested nominations, including bios or resumes, to Raennah Mitchell.

Board Members

Chief Lynette Allston

Drewryville, VA
Diane Atkinson

Diane Atkinson

Richmond, VA

Kellee Green Blake

Executive Committee
Parksley, VA
Reed Dibich

Reed Dibich

Richmond, VA
Grace Flores-Hughes

Grace Flores-Hughes

Castleton, VA

Jill Bussey Harris

Richmond, VA

Chris Head

Executive Committee
Roanoke, VA
Iris Holliday

Iris Holliday

Treasurer
Chesterfield, VA
Rishi Jaitly

Rishi Jaitly

Executive Committee
Blacksburg, VA

Sylvester Johnson

Board Chair
Blacksburg, VA

Barbara Hamm Lee

Norfolk, VA

W. Tucker Lemon

Roanoke, VA
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Dee Lester

Executive Committee
Virginia Beach, VA

Edward T. Linenthal

Wirtz, VA

Justin Lo

Richmond, VA

Martin R. Martinez

Fredericksburg, VA

David McFarland

Richmond, VA

Andrea Mendoza

Reston, VA
Kelly O'Keefe

Kelly O’Keefe

Immediate Past Chair
Richmond, VA

Kate Boyce Reeder

Alexandria, VA
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Dr. David Rehr

Arlington, VA

Linda Seligmann

McLean, VA
Larissa Smith

Larissa Smith

Board Vice-Chair
Farmville, VA
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