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Virginia Israel Advisory Board

  • Description: Advise the Governor on ways to improve economic and cultural links between the Commonwealth and the State of Israel, with a focus on the areas of commerce and trade, art and education, and general government.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Dov Hoch, Executive Director, Virginia Israel Advisory Board
    dovhoch@viab.org

Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Charles Lessin Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2023
Mark Dreyfus Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2023
Brian R. Greene Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2023
Allison Lawrence Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
David Tenzer Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Jeffrey F. Brooke Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Jay B. Myerson Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Sam Kaufman Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Andrew C. Louis Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Dr. Charlette T. Woolridge Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2026
Mr. William Nusbaum Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2023
Thomas Riesenberg Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2024
Mel Chaskin Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Nathan A. Shor Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Mr. Steven Skaist Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Ms. Julie Alexa Strauss Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Eitan Stern Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Dr. Thomas McCracken Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
J. Jack Kennedy Jr. Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
Andrew James Nolte Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2026
5 Citizens Governor  
4 Citizens By Statute  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Caren Merrick Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable Aimee Rogstad Guidera Secretary of Education
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 0 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 29
Max # Ex Officio: 2
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