Chapter Leadership

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Chapter. To this end, the Board has the authority to conduct any activity consistent with the intent of the Chapter Bylaws and the Bylaws of APA. The APA Virginia Board meets on a quarterly basis. The following are meeting materials from previous meetings, and other business related items of the Chapter.

Board of Directors


Earl W. Anderson, AICP 
Senior Planner, York County
Ph: (757) 890-3497 

M. Tyler Klein, AICP 
VP Chapter Affairs 
Planner, Frederick County - Department of Planning & Development
Ph: (540) 665-5651 

Brandie Schaeffer, LEED-AP 
VP Legislative & Policy 
Planning Director, Town of Warrenton
Ph: (703) 300-0107 

Nick Rogers, AICP, CZA
VP External Affairs 
Prinicipal Planner, Arlington County
Ph: (540) 287-3956

Donald Whipple, AICP, ASLA 
VP Sections 
Chief Planner, City of Hampton Community Development
Ph: (757) 728-5235 

Emily J. Gibson 
Planning Director, Montgomery County
Ph: (540) 394-2148 

Jason Espie, AICP 
Project Manager, Renaissance Planning
Ph: (540) 435-0718 

Andrew Hopewell, AICP 
Professional Development Officer 
Assistant Chief of Planning, Fauquier County
Ph: (540) 422-8210 

George M. Homewood, FAICP CFM 
Past President 
Planning Director, City of Norfolk
Ph: (757)664-4770 


James May, AICP 
Membership Director 
Senior Planner, Rockingham County
Ph: (540) 564-1513 

David P. Maloney, AICP 
Planning Directors Chair 
Director of Planning, Hanover County
Ph: (804) 365-6171

Julie Pastor, FAICP 
FAICP Committee Chair 
Ph: (703) 771-2654 

Whitney Sokolowski, PE 
YPG Co-Chair 
Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Ph: (757) 213-8602 

Koty Gray 
YPG Co-Chair 
County Planner, New Kent County
Ph: (757) 585-1877 

Diane L. Zahm, PhD, AICP 
Faculty Representative 
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Ph: (540) 231-7503 

Damian Pitt, PhD, AICP 
Faculty Representative 
Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Studies and Planning Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph: (804) 933-9410 

Elizabeth Nowak 
Student Representative 
Masters Student, UVA

Soumaya Ben Miled 
Student Representative 
Masters Student, VCU 

Robert Narvaez, AICP 
Planning for Inclusion (formerly ECDC)
Ph: (703) 746-5416 


Suzanne Lee Farmer, AICP 
Divisions Director/Liaison 
Senior Project Planner, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Ph: (571) 389-8162 (work)  Ph: (202) 812-2702 (cell) 

Michael Chandler, Ph.D. 
PODO  Director of Education, Land Use Education Program, Virginia Tech
Ph: (804) 794-6236 

Jonah Fogel, Ph.D. 
LUEP Director, Land Use Education Program Virginia Tech
Ph: (804 )527-4237 

Ann Marie Maloney 
Communications Director 

Lorna Parkins, AICP 
Development Director 
Vice President, Transportation Planning Michael Baker International
Ph: (804) 287-3176 


Newsbrief Editor 
Vacant - contact VP for Membership if you are interested

Social Media Manager 
Vacant - contact VP for Membership if you are interested

TPD Liaison 
Mackenzie Jarvis 
Alternative Transportation Manager, Virginia Tech
Ph: (540) 231 2701 


Eldon James 
APA Virginia Staff
Ph: (540) 907-2008 

Martina James Nalley 
APA Virginia Staff
Ph: (540) 809-7505

Sarah Pentecost 
APA Virginia Staff
Ph: (434) 941-0942