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Our Leadership 

VHDA, created as an independent political subdivision of the Commonwealth, is subject to certain supervisory powers of the governor of Virginia and Virginia’s General Assembly. The authority is required to annually submit to the governor a report of our operating and financial status. In addition, our annual financial statements are subject to review by the Auditor of Public Accounts. VHDA receives no state appropriations for our operations. We are fully self-supporting from the revenues generated by our programs.

Board of Commissioners

VHDA’s Board of Commissioners is composed of 11 members, each appointed by the Governor of Virginia. Eight are direct appointees, including a Housing Choice Voucher program representative.

Members of our Board of Commissioners are:

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Kit HaleChairman
Timothy M. ChapmanVice Chairman
H. Richard Ashe
Jacqueline T. Black
Chesterfield County
Douglas R. Fahl
Manju Ganeriwala
Ex-officio (State Treasurer), Henrico County
Jim Hyland
Ex-officio (Representative of DHCD Board), Vienna
Marjorie N. Leon
Fauquier County
Charles C. McConnell
William C. Shelton
Ex-officio (Director, DHCD), Richmond
Sarah B. Stedfast

Organizational Leadership

Our Leadership - Susan Dewey Executive Director Susan Dewey, who was appointed by the Board of Commissioners in 1999, manages VHDA. Prior to her appointment, Dewey served as Deputy State Treasurer and then Treasurer of Virginia. Today, as VHDA’s Executive Director, she heads a leadership team of nine divisional managers. These managers supervise specific lines of business involving our daily operations, as well as the authority’s overall strategic direction.

Leadership team members include:


Susan DeweyExecutive Director
Judson McKellarGeneral Deputy
Russ WyattGeneral Auditor
Don RitenourDeputy Director of Programs
Art BowenManaging Director of Program Administration
Herb HillManaging Director of Policy, Planning and Communications
Janet WiglesworthManaging Director of Information Technology Services
Barbara BlankenshipManaging Director of Human Resources
Tammy NealeChief Learning Officer
Llewellyn AndersonDirector of Executive Services
Mike HawkinsManaging Director of Community Outreach
Pat CareyManaging Director of Finance
Paul BrennanGeneral Counsel

Advisory Groups

The ability to be a needs-driven company is critical to our success. Our various advisory groups serve as Board Meeting Photo communication forums that provide VHDA with critical stakeholder information that enhances our awareness of what is happening in the marketplace. These groups include:

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