COVA Executive Board

For specific duties of the members of the Executive Board, refer to Section VII of the COVA Bylaws.

Eleanor Breen
Vice President
David Brown
Elizabeth Sawyer
Newsletter Editor
Eric Proebsting
Chris Shephard
Past President
Jack Gary


Garrett Fesler, Chair
Cliff Boyd, Justin Patton, Jamie May
Carole Nash, Chair
David Brown, Thane Harpole, George Tolley
Randy Lichtenburger, Chair
Beatrix Arendt, Clarence Geier, Randy Turner
Public Education
Chris Shephard and Beth Sawyer, Co-Chairs
Beatrix Arendt, Elizabeth Sawyer, Mike Barber, Carole Nash, Ashley McCuiston, Anna Hayden, John Mullin
Public Outreach*
Eric Proebsting & Lauren McMillan, Co-Chairs
David Brown, Bernard Means, Crystal Ptacek, Matt Reeves, Jolene Smith, David Givens, Karen McIlvoy
Collections Management*
Beatrix Arendt, Chair
Dee DeRoche, Elizabeth Moore, Bernard Means, Kerry Schamel Gonzalez, Lori Lee, David Brown, Elizabeth Johnson, Jennifer Ogborne, Eleanor Breen, Esther White, Leah Stricker, Jack Hranicky
Threatened Sites*
David Brown, Chair
Clarence Geier, Randy Turner, Mike Madden
Awards & Memorials
Kerri Barile & Mike Carmody, Co-Chairs
Jolene Smith
Legislative Affairs*
Christopher Parr, Chair
Ellen Chapman, Steve Thompson, Carole Nash
Derek Wheeler, Chair
Executive Board
Web Editor
Jolene Smith
* While all Committees welcome help, these are actively seeking new members.