Board of Trustees


Empowering the Youth of Virginia to
Choose Not to Use Tobacco Products

Board of Trustees


Rickie E. Fulcher, of Stuart, director of retail operations, Clark Gas & Oil Co. (term expires June 30, 2010)

Vice Chairman

Patrick J. Hughes, of Richmond, director of operations, Richmond Cold Storage, Inc. (term expires June 30, 2007)


Sanjeev K. Aggarwal, M.D. of Arlington, Georgetown University Hospital, Radiation Medicine (term expires June 30, 2009)

Curtis Coleburn, chief operating officer, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Edda Collins Coleman, of Fairfax, Department of Federal Affairs, American Academy of Pediatrics (term expires June 30, 2007)

Kevin R. Cooper, M.D., of Midlothian, professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (term expires June 30, 2009)

Richard Crittenden, of Richmond, youth member (term expires June 30, 2009)

Pamela J. Daffern, M.D., of Glen Allen, Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center of Central Virginia (term expires June 30, 2009)

Jose F. Dimas, of Vienna, legislative representative, National Center for State Courts (term expires June 30, 2009)

Audrey Douglas-Cooke, of Virginia Beach, manager for outpatient services, Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital (term expires June 30, 2007)

Don Gehring, of Richmond, vice president of Government Relations and Health Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University (term expires June 30, 2010)

The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr., State Senator representing the 24th District (concurent with Senate term)

John O. James Jr., of Charlottesville, program director, WINA 1070 AM Newsradio (term expires June 30, 2010)

The Honorable William R. Janis, Member of the House of Delegates, representing the 56th District (concurrent with House term)

Debra Keith, of Gate City, school nurse coordinator, Scott County Public Schools (term expires June 30, 2007)

Rakesh C. Kukreja, Ph.D., of Richmond, professor, VCU Medical Center, Cardiology Division (term expires June 30, 2007)

James Lund McDaniel, M.D., of Franktown, attending physician and medical director, respiratory therapy, Shore Sleep Diagnostic Center & Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Shore Memorial Hospital, Nassawadox, president and chief administrative officer, Eastern Shore Physicians & Surgeons Inc. (term expires June 30, 2010)

Keith Howard Newby Sr., M.D., of Norfolk, cardiologist and president, Cardiology & Arrhythmia Consultants Inc. (term expires June 30, 2010)

Ralph Northam, M.D., of Norfolk, doctor, Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter (term expires June 30, 2010)

The Honorable John H. O’Bannon, III, MD, Member of the House of Delegates, representing the 73rd District (concurrent with House term)

Carlos E. Quintela, of Oakton, youth member (term expires June 30, 2009)

Robert B. Stroube, MD, M.P.H., commissioner of health, Virginia Department of Health

The Honorable John Watkins, State Senator representing the 10th District (concurrent with Senate term)

Appointment to the Board

As outlined in the enabling legislation, the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation Board membership consists of twenty-three members appointed as follows:

  • Two state delegates, one representing rural interests and one urban, are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • Two state senators, one representing rural interests and one urban, are appointed by the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee.

The Governor appoints the remaining nineteen members, consisting of:

  • Five designated representatives of public health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association of Virginia, Medical Society of Virginia, and the Virginia Thoracic Society
  • Four health professionals in the fields of oncology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics
  • Eight citizens, including two youth
  • Commissioner of the Department of Health or his designee
  • Chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board or his designee.

Terms are four years each with the possibility of two consecutive terms. Initial appointments are staggered.