Board of Trustees – 2020
The Virginia Living Museum is governed by a board of elected and appointed trustees. Appointed trustees represent the Museum’s two founding organizations, the Warwick Rotary Club and the Junior League of Hampton Roads, plus the Newport News City Council and School Board, Hampton City Council and School Board, and young professionals.
Board of Trustees
Corporate Vice President of Compensation & Benefits, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Retired Superintendent, NNPS
Attorney, Kaufman and Canoles
Vice President, Finance – Bayport Credit Union
James C. Burnett
Vice President, CFO, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Riverside Health System
Rebecca S. Aman
Attorney, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly
Herbert H. Bateman, Jr.
Executive Vice President, TowneBank
Leonard A. Bennett, Esquire
Founding Partner, Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C
Donald B. Brown
Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Micheal F. Carpenter
Development, Commercial Sales & Leasing; Drucker and Falk, LLC
Brand Manager, Smithfield Food
Melvin James Ferebee, Jr.
Director, Systems Analysis and Concepts NASA Langely Research Center
Senior Environmental Scientist, Waterway Survey & Engineering, Ltd.
Implementation Manager, Faneuil
Cleon M. Long
Nuclear Engineer III, Dominion Energy
Senator, Senate of Virginia
Ross A. Mugler
Commissioner of the Revenue, City of Hampton
Shawn E. Neighbor
Executive Director / Portfolio Management, Director Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Director, Facilities, Safety & Environment – Canon Virginia, Inc.
Senior Banking Advisor/Vice President, PNC Bank
Molly Joseph Ward
Treasurer, City of Hampton
Hon. Shelly Simonds
NNPS School Board
Mr. Brian DeProfio, Assistant City Manager
City Manager’s Office, City of Hampton
Ms. Susan Goodwin
Director of Finance, City of Newport News
Mr. Jesse Hutcheson
Warwick at City Center Rotary
Ms. Lorraine Hall
Junior League of Hampton Roads
Ms. Rebecca A. Kleinhample (Spouse is Bob Kleinhample)
Executive Director, The Virginia Living Museum
Board of Advisors
Many former trustees continue to serve the museum in an advisory capacity.
Carolyn S. Abbitt
Chairman of the Board, Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management
CEO, National Exterminating, Inc.
Charles A. Banks III
Mari Ann Banks
John F. Biagas
CEO/President, Bay Electric Co., Inc.
Regina P. Brayboy
Executive Director, Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community
Thomas R. Brooks, C.P.A.
Dean S. Canavos
Co-President/Treasurer, Canavos Holdings, Inc.
Brian W. Caro
Jerome F. Clark
Retired, SunTrust Bank
Jerri Fuller Dickseski
Executive Vice President, Communications, Huntington Ingalls Industries
William B. Downey
President and Chief Executive Officer, Riverside Health System
William R. Ermatinger
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
John H. Garrett III
Retired, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
John J. Gillespie, Jr.
Vice President of Marketing, American Standard Brands
Ralph M. Goldstein
Partner, Jones, Bleckman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
George R. Goodson, Jr.
Retired, Warwick Plumbing & Heating Corp.
William M. Grace
Retired, Grace Industries, Inc.
Mary Sherwood Holt
Chair, Newport News
President & Creative Director, Howell Creative Group
Dawn T. Hunt
DMD, Hunt Smile Design
Lynn E. Hornsby
Willard D. Hoskins III
Retired, Merrill Lynch
Jane Jordan Ishon
Director of Development, St. Andrews Episcopal School
Dr. Allen R. Jones, Jr., P.T.
CEO, Dominion Physical Therapy & Associates
Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.
Vice President and Director, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
John R. Lawson II
President and CEO, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.
Jeffrey M. Luckman
President, Luckman Enterprises, LLC
Dr. John Q.A. Mattern II, D.O.
Virginia Oncology Associates
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn
CEO, Virginia Health Services
Sharron Kitchen Miller
Judy T. Morris
Retired, Newport News
Nancy F. Morter
Mary B. Oder
Manager, Tax Department, PBMares, LLP
Donald N. Patten
Partner, Patten Wornom Hatten & Diamonstein, LLC
President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
Barbara J. Reynolds
Retired Senior Major Gift Officer, Indiana University School of Medicine
Conway H. Sheild III
Chairman, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
Brian K. Skinner
President, TowneBank Peninsula/Williamsburg
James B. Thomas, Jr.
Retired, Wolseley PLC
Joseph R. Witt
SEVP, Chief Business Development Officer, Old Point National Bank
Charles W. Wornom
President, Abbitt Realty Group, Inc.
Endowment Board of Advisors
Herbert V. Kelly, Jr.
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn,
Charles R. Spencer, Jr.
Charles W. Wornom