Board Members

Board and Corporate Officers | Community Advisory Board

Virginia Foundation for Public Media Board of Directors 2022-2023

  • Luis Alvarez, Jr. – President and CEO, UVA Law School Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Michael Bisceglia – President and Co-Founder, Stauer Watch and Jewelry Company, President and Co-Founder, Metrix Media, Richmond, Virginia
  • Rich Diemer – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Philip Goodpasture – Chair | Partner, Williams Mullen, Richmond, Virginia
  • Patty Merrill – Richmond, Virginia
  • Kevin Nicholson – Global Fixed Income CIO, Riverfront Investment Group, Richmond, Virginia
  • Karen Skidmore – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Michael Williams – Vice Chair | Senior Vice President, SouthState Bank, Richmond, Virginia
  • Ting Xu – Founder and Chairman of the Board, Evergreen, Richmond, Virginia

VPM Media Corporation Corporate Board of Directors: 2022-2023

  • Irene Carney, Ph.D. – Vice Chair | Richmond, Virginia
  • Jim Cheng – Co-Founder, CAV-Angels, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Heather Coltman, Ph.D. – Provost, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Stephen Davis – Chair | President, Community Investment Collaborative, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Rich Diemer – Henrico, Virginia
  • Philip Goodpasture – Partner, Williams Mullen, Richmond, Virginia
  • Vann Graves – Executive Director, VCU Brandcenter, Richmond, Virginia
  • Dennis A. McGaugh – President, DIDEX, LLC, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Patty Merrill – Richmond, Virginia
  • Enjoli Moon – Founder and Creative Director, Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia
  • Tassie Pippert – Professor, Hart School, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Karen Skidmore – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Ebony Walden – Founder, Ebony Walden Consulting, Richmond, Virginia
  • Michael Williams – Senior Vice President, SouthState Bank, Richmond, Virginia

Board and Corporate Officers: 2022-2023

  • Jayme Swain – President & CEO, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media
  • Meg Garner – Senior Vice President, Culture and Organization Strategy
  • Steve Humble – Chief Content Officer, VPM
  • Gary Ometer – Chief Financial Officer, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media
  • Daniel Smythe – Chief Investment Officer, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media

VPM is served by two community advisory boards; Richmond Community Advisory Board and Charlottesville/Shenandoah Valley Community Advisory Board. Both Boards are comprised of volunteers that represent the communities served by VPM’s media coverage.

Richmond Community Advisory Board: FY 2022-2023

  • Patricia Bradby, Richmond, Virginia
  • Lisa Dearden, Goochland, Virginia
  • Doris Henderson Causey, Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Christine Jaeger, Richmond, Virginia
  • Clovia Lawrence, Richmond, Virginia
  • Chris Williams - Fredericksburg, VA
  • Vida Williams, Richmond, Virginia Jennifer Hurst-Wender, Richmond, Virginia Brittany Jezouit, Richmond, Virginia
  • Krystal Thompkins - Petersburg, VA
  • Christina E. Newton, Richmond, Virginia
  • Ting-Yi Oei, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Patricia Parks, Richmond, Virginia
  • Matt Phillips, Henrico, Virginia
  • Janice Reynolds, Richmond, Virginia
  • Marvin V. Roane, Richmond, Virginia
  • Andrew Ryan, Henrico, Virginia
  • Michael H. Smith, Richmond, Virginia
  • Catherine Surowka, Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Micah White, Richmond, Virginia

Shenandoah Valley/Charlottesville Community Advisory Board: FY 2020-2021

  • Suzanne Grossman, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Rebecca Holloway, Grottoes, Virginia
  • Price A. Thomas, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Courtney Thompson, Roseland, Virginia
  • Marie Westbrook, Chair, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Lorenzo Dickerson, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Chinikie Goode, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Deanna Gould, Charlottesville, Virginia