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Forensic Science Board

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  • Description: Policy Board
  • Staff Contact:

    Linda C. Jackson, Director, Department of Forensic Science (804 786-2281)

All members appointed by Chair of House Courts of Justice. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Emily M. Brewer, Designee, Chairman, House Committee on Courts of Justice
All members appointed by By Statute. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable John S. Edwards, Chair, Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
2 Citizens Scientific Advisory Committee Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Mark R. Herring Attorney General
The Honorable Karl R. Hade Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia
Jo Ann Given Chairman of the Board, VA Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine
Caroline D. Juran Executive DIrector, Virginia Board of Pharmacy
William Gormley Chief Medical Examiner
Garth L. Wheeler Director, Department of Criminal Justice Services
W. Steven Flaherty Superintendent, State Police
Kristen Howard Designee, Chair, Virginia State Crime Commission
Additional Members: Three citizen members appointed by the Governor representing law enforcement, the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney's Association, and a criminal defense attorney

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 1 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 1 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 2
Max # Ex Officio: 8
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