Board Members

Virginia Foundation for Public Media Board of Directors 2021-2022

  • Luis Alvarez, Jr. - President and CEO University of Virginia Law School Foundation
  • Cynthia Bailey, Richmond, Virginia
  • Michael Bisceglia, President and Co-Founder, Stauer Watch and Jewelry Company, President and Co-Founder, Metrix Media
  • Rich Diemer, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Phillip Goodpasture – Chair, Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Louise Martin - Philanthropist, Community Volunteer
  • Karen Skidmore - Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Michael Williams – Vice Chair, Senior Vice President, South State Bank
  • Ting Xu, Richmond, Virginia

VPM Media Corporation Corporate Board of Directors: 2021-2022

  • Irene Carney – Ph.D., Richmond, Virginia
  • Jim Cheng – Co-Founder, CAV-Angels, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Heather Coltman – Provost, James Madison University
  • Stephen Davis – Chair of the Board, Community Investment Collaborative
  • Rich Diemer – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Phillip Goodpasture – Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Vann Graves – Executive Director of Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter
  • Louise Martin – Philanthropist, Community Volunteer
  • Dennis A. McGaugh – President, DIDEX, LLC
  • Enjoli Moon – Richmond, Virginia
  • Tassie Pippert – Professor, Hart School, JMU
  • Derek Redmond – Vice Chair of the Board, Senior Counsel, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
  • Karen Skidmore – Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Michael Williams – Senior Vice President, South State Bank

Board and Corporate Officers: 2021-2022

  • Jayme Swain – President & CEO, VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media
  • Meg Garner – Senior Director, Human Resources
  • Steve Humble – Chief Content Officer
  • 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 2020-2021

  • Patricia Bradby, Richmond, Virginia
  • Paul Brockwell, Jr., Richmond, Virginia
  • Lisa Dearden, Goochland, Virginia
  • Wyatt Gordon, Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Doris Henderson Causey, Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Christine Jaeger, Richmond, Virginia
  • Clovia Lawrence, Richmond, Virginia
  • Megan King, Richmond, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Littlefield, Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Christina E. Newton, Richmond, Virginia
  • Ting-Yi Oei, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Elizabeth Palen, Richmond, Virginia
  • Patricia Parks, Richmond, Virginia
  • Matt Phillips, Henrico, Virginia
  • Janice Reynolds, Richmond, Virginia
  • Marvin V. Roane, Richmond, Virginia
  • Andrew Ryan, Henrico, Virginia
  • Daphne Schmidt, Glen Allen, 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
  • Peter Jones, Chair, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Elayne Smith, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Price A. Thomas, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Courtney Thompson, Roseland, Virginia
  • Juandiego R. Wade, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Marie Westbrook, Crozet, Virginia