Governor McDonnell Announces Board Appointments and Appointment to Administration
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an appointment to his administration in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat. He also announced appointments to 2 boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.
Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Karin Addison, Assistant Secretary for Children's Health and Education
Karin Talbert Addison previously served in the administration as Special Advisor to the Governor on Children's Services. Prior to her service in the administration, Karin was a small business owner and CEO of Addison Elwood Consulting, LLC. With broad public policy experience in social services, education, and health policy issues for children, she has represented numerous child advocacy organizations at the Virginia General Assembly for over 10 years as a professional legislative affairs consultant. Addison also currently serves on the Virginia Child Day Care Council and formerly served as the Funding Subcommittee Chair of the Victim/Witness Advisory Committee in the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Addison holds a degree in Government from the College of William and Mary and has served as the Co-President of the Richmond Tribe Club. Karin Addison is a native of Richmond and a graduate of Saint Gertrude High School, where she serves on the Alumnae Association Board. She currently lives in Richmond with her husband and their son.
Board of Veterans Services
- L. Max Beyer of Roanoke, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Virginia War Memorial Foundation, Board of Trustees
- Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, RTD, USAF* of Falls Church, President of Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation
- Delegate Frank Hargrove* of Beaverdam, Retired
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