Chapter Development Plan

Chapter Work Plan


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 Chapter Board meets on a quarterly basis. 

Executive Committee Members:

Earl W. Anderson, ACIP
Senior Planner, York County

President Elect
Andrew Hopewell, AICP
Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Culpeper

VP Chapter Affairs
Donald Whipple, AICP
Chief Planner, City of Hampton

VP External Affairs
Nick Rogers, AICP, CZA
Zoning Amendment Coordinator & Principal Planner, Arlington County

VP Legislative and Policy Affairs
M. Tyler Klein, AICP
Senior Planner, Frederick County

VP Membership
Josh Gillespie, AICP
Director of Planning and Development Services for Orange County, Virginia

VP Sections
Gina DiCicco, AICP
Land Conservation Specialist, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Professional Development Officer
John Harbin, AICP
Senior Regional Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Whitney Sokolowski, P.E.
Transportation Engineer, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Jason Espie, AICP
Principal Planner, EPR PC

Standing Committee Chairs & Board Appointees:

FAICP Committee Chair
Lorna Parkins, FAICP

Planning Directors Chair
David P. Maloney, AICP
Director of Planning, Hanover County

Planning for Inclusion Chair
Robert Narvaez, AICP

YPG Chair
Ashley Catterton
Planner, Henrico County

CPAP Chair
Will Cockrell, AICP
Planner, EPR PC

Faculty Representative
Diane L. Zahm, PhD, AICP
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

Faculty Representative
Damian Pitt, PhD, AICP
Associate Professor & Program Chair, Urban and Regional Studies and Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University

Student Representative

Harrison Premen

Masters Student, UVA

Student Representative

David Huaman

Masters Student, VT

At-large Appointees


Michael Chandler, Ph.D

Executive Government Advisor, The Berkley Group

Development Chair

Brad Shelton, AICP

Director of Planning, Michael Baker International

Land Use Education Program (LUEP) Chair

Mike MacKenzie

Research Associate, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

Communications Director

Julie Chop

Planner, City of Portsmouth

Divisions Liaison

Robert Kerns

Development Division Chief, City of Alexandria

Newsbrief Editor

Kristen Walentisch

Associate Planner, Arlington County

Staff & Non-voting Members:

Eldon James
APA Virginia Staff

Martina James Nalley
APA Virginia Staff

Paige Tate
APA Virginia Staff