SBSS Members
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State Board of Social Services
VDSS/Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2901
Phone:(804) 726-7905  Fax:(804) 726-7906
E-mail: state.board@dss.virginia.gov

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Greene, Willie Chair VDSS Western Region

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Greene, Willie A seasoned and skilled Safety and Loss Prevention professional with the ability to lead and motivate the development of employee safe work practices resulting in a significant reduction of experience modification factor for the two plants that I was responsible for and a 55% reduction is cost per capita. I am as effective communicator and skilled trainer.
A Virginia Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Professional Experience

FARA Loss Control Consultant
2008-present

Currently, I am a Loss Control Consultant at FARA, ( FARA is an insurance services provider of risk management solutions and benefits administration
to insurance companies, self-insured corporations and governmental entities). My
primary responsibilities include inspecting properties such as buildings, industrial operations, vehicles, and recreational facilities to evaluate physical conditions, safety practices and hazardous situations. I am required to prepare written reports of findings and generate system recommendations for correction of unsafe conditions.



Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co. Inc. Galax, Virginia

2006- 2008 Corporate Director of Safety

Responsible for overall safety compliance of 2 division 1100 employee case goods furniture manufacturer reporting directly to the President and CEO. Duties included total OSHA Compliance, Workers Compensation administration in Virginia and North Carolina, Fire Protection and Emergency Response, safety strategy and implementation. Served as Chairman of the Plant Employee, Asst. Supervisor, Supervisor and Corporate Executive Safety Committees. Represented Company at all mediations, OSHA legal proceedings and industrial commission hearings.

Education
Galax High School Graduate
Wytheville Community College Business Management


Professional Affiliations and Community Service

• Serves as member and trustee of Galax Volunteer Fire Department
• Adjunct Instructor for Surry Community College, Dobson, NC
• Instructor for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs EEO/AA Council
• 1403 Safety Compliance Officer
• Rooftop Board of Directors
• Local Red Cross Chapter
• Past President Virginia Head Start Parent Policy Association
• Past President Galax Parks & Recreation Commission
• Elected to Galax City Council in 1994 to present
• Currently serves as Vice Mayor for past 8 years
• Member of Galax Social Services Board
• Member Mount Rogers Planning Commission Executive Committee/Treasure
• Chairman of the Mount Rogers Budget Committee
• Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions Executive Committee Member
• Appointed to 4-year term of the Virginia State Board of Social Work by Governor Mark Warner
• Re-appointed in 2008 for another 4-year term by Governor Tim Kaine
• Appointed to 4-year term to the Virginia Social Services Board by Governor Tim Kaine
• Served as Chairman of National Bank of Blacksburg’s Advisory Committee
• Owned and operated a restaurant for 4 years and a Day Care Center for 10 years
• OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer- Authorized to conduct 10- and 30- hour General Industry outreach training in accordance with guidelines provided by the OSHA Training Institute.
• Virginia Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
• National Safety Council Emergency Care Public Instructor
• National Safety Council Emergency Care Private Training Center
wtgreenesr@embarqmail.com 06/30/2017
Henderson, William C. Vice Chair VDSS Piedmont Region

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Henderson, William C. William “Bill” Henderson has thirty plus years of Executive level experience in Corrections, Auditing/Inspecting, Policy Development, Program Management and all aspects of Security-Based Programming and Institutional Detention. His expertise includes Emergency Preparedness Response (as well as providing training in that area), Environmental Health and Safety Standards and all other major components within the Emergency Planning realm. During his early management years in the Federal Prison System, he established Special Operations Response and Hostage Negotiation Teams as well as Institution Emergency Preparedness Plans. He is known for his abilities to amicably resolve issues and received numerous awards while in prison management. He currently serves on the Governor’s Board of Social Services. Bill and his wife reside in Roanoke, VA.
wchenderson_consult@yahoo.com 06/30/2016
Webster, Josie Secretary Child Care Center

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Webster, Josie
jwebster@vcpe.org 06/30/2016
Avula, Dr. Daniel TK Member Healthcare Professional

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Avula, Dr. Daniel TK
Danny.avula@vdh.virginia.gov 06/30/2017
Jordon, Jr. , Darrell "DJ" Member VDSS Northern Region

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Jordon, Jr. , Darrell “Darrell “D.J.” Jordan is a Senior Congressional Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, currently working on the Small Business Committee under the Chairmanship of Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06). Before his time on Capitol Hill, Jordan worked in broadcast journalism at the Washington D.C. bureaus of CNN and Fox News. He has volunteered with various charities in the Washington D.C. area, including the child mentorship organization, Everybody Wins! D.C., and has also served on the Board of Directors of a crisis-pregnancy center. Jordan obtained a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Public Management at The Johns Hopkins University. In the Fall, he is a College Football TV Commentator for his alma mater with the Liberty Flames Sports Network. He and his wife, Glorya, have four children, including a child adopted from the foster care system. They regularly speak to groups about foster care, adoption, mentoring and the impact of stable families on society. Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Jordan now resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.”
darrell.dj.jordan@gmail.com 06/30/2017
Knapp, Jack Dr. Member Child Care Center

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Knapp, Jack Dr. Dr. Jack Knapp is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated with BA and MA Degrees from Bob Jones University in 1964 and 1965. He has also received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Atlantic Baptist Bible College in Chester Virginia in 1987. After college graduation, he ministered in four different churches in Michigan and Indiana. He was Pastor of one of the churches and Assistant Pastor in the other three. In 1978 the Knapps to moved to Chesapeake Virginia where he became Assistant Pastor and Christian School Administrator of Great Hope Baptist Church and School.

From 1984 to 2010 he worked as Executive Director of The Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists. He continues his work with them as Executive Director Emeritus. He also served as Executive Director of the Old Dominion Association of Church Schools for 19 years. He served as a citizen member on the Board of Counseling for 8 years. He was also serving on the Child Day Care Council before its duties were assumed by the Board of Social Services.

The Knapps have two adult children. One living in Chesterfield, VA and one in Chattanooga, TN
jknapp@vaib.org 06/30/2016
Coppage, Sheila Member VDSS Eastern Region

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Coppage, Sheila Sheila Coppage is the Resident Services Specialist in Grandy Village, one of the public housing communities in Norfolk. She has been employed with Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority for over 20 years. She has work with the indigent population for over 30years. She began her tenure with the Jackson Field Home for Girls and the Dwelling Place, a homeless shelter in Norfolk. She also worked part-time with Norfolk Public Schools as an Adult Education Instructor for 10years, and Tidewater Community College Job Skills Training Program as an Employment Coach.
Ms.Coppage has worked in her community on several committees and boards. She is involved with The Moms Matter Consortium, sponsored by the Norfolk Loving Steps program. She works with the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) since the inception. She is also a member of the Jazz Legacy Foundation, and the Norfolk State University Portsmouth Alumni Chapter. She is a member of the Urban League Guild of Hampton Roads(treasurer), pass member of the League of Women Voters of Hampton Roads (membership chair). She is a member of First Baptist Church Bute Street, where she graciously serves as an Usher, and a member of the Georgia Jefferson Missionary Society.
A Native of Norfolk, Virginia, who now resides in Portsmouth. She is a single parent of 1daughter, Joy Coppage. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and a Master Degree in Urban Education Guidance and Counseling. In her spare time she attends to the needs of her 94 year old grandmother and 75 year old father. She also likes to cook, read, entertain and travel
scoppage@nrha.us 06/30/2016
Ali, Lou Member VDSS Central Region

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photo not available Ms. Ali is a local government executive with over 10 years of management experience which includes providing oversight in the following areas: budget, research and analysis, legislative services and policy development. Ms. Ali has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond’s TC Williams School of Law.
Lba55@hotmail.com 06/30/2018
Malik, Mona Member VDSS Eastern Region

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Malik, Mona Mona Malik is the President of Peaceful Families Project (PFP), an organization devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families. As social worker with over 15 years of experience, she has worked with abused children, recent immigrants, youth and victims of domestic violence. Under her leadership, PFP has expanded greatly by facilitating awareness workshops for Imams, mosques leaders and communities, providing cultural sensitivity trainings and technical assistance for professionals, conducting research, and developing resources. She is a Founding Member of Muslim Mothers Against Violence (MMAV) and Director of the Washington DC Chapter. MMAV educates communities about bullying and teaches nonviolent conflict resolution skills to Muslim teenagers. She serves as a Commissioner for the County Office of Human Rights in Fairfax County, VA. Mona also served as the social worker for one of the largest mosques in America and worked as crisis counselor serving ADAMS under FEMA. Ms. Malik has received M.A. and B.A. degrees in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.
monamalik@gmail.com 06/30/2018
Santana, Clyde Member VDSS Eastern Region

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cvs1213@aol.com 06/30/2018
Willis, Kent Member VDSS Northern Region

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Willis, Kent Kent Willis was born in Hampton, Virginia, and is a graduate of Hampton High School and the College of William and Mary (A.B., Philosophy, 1971). He has spent his career protecting and advancing civil rights and civil liberties in Virginia.
In 2012 Kent retired after 25 years with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, the last 23 years as its executive director. Prior to the ACLU, Kent was employed for ten years at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) in Richmond, the last five as its executive director. An earlier job included advocating for persons with disabilities at Richmond Goodwill Industries.
At HOME, Kent promoted racial equality in Richmond’s housing market through public education and litigation programs. He was twice called upon to testify before U.S. congressional committees charged with strengthening the nation’s fair housing laws, and he served as a plaintiff in a U.S. Supreme Court case that expanded the legal rights of fair housing activists and organizations. Under his leadership, HOME brought the first case in the nation requiring housing marketers to use racial minorities in pictorial advertisements.
At the ACLU, Kent employed a wide range of litigation, public education and legislative strategies to promote constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and assembly, religious freedom, due process for criminal defendants, and the fair treatment of incarcerated persons. During Kent’s tenure, the ACLU of Virginia brought important cases advancing LGBT rights and utilized both litigation and grassroots organizing to expand the voting rights of racial minorities throughout the state. The ACLU also led a statewide coalition of groups in a multi-year project to reform Virginia’s racially discriminatory felon disenfranchisement law and published the first comprehensive study on racial and judicial inequities in the administration of the death penalty in Virginia.
Kent lives in Arlington with his wife Dr. Sheila Crowley, who is President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. He has two stepdaughters and six grandchildren.
rkentwillis@gmail.com 06/30/2018