Lisa Schaffner, VPSF President
Director of Relations & Marketing, UNOS
Leadership of VPSF is provided by directors who are selected from Virginia's public safety community, government, and business chamber. Special attention is paid to recruiting a board that represents Virginia's diverse population and geographic regions.
VPSF's president chairs the board of directors. Special regard is given to the president emeritus and vice president (president-elect) who, along with the president, form the three-person executive committee. The executive committee is charged with making management decisions that are necessary between quarterly meetings of the full board of directors.
Members of the VPSF board are required to participate in quarterly board meetings where strategic decisions are made on budgets, programs and public relations.
VPSF takes great pride in its active board of Virginia leaders, which includes all of Virginia's former governors.
Senator George Allen
Governor Gerald Baliles
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
Governor Jim Gilmore
Governor Linwood Holton
Senator Tim Kaine, United States Senate
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Senator Charles S. Robb
Senator Mark Warner, United States Senate
Governor L. Douglas Wilder
President - Lisa Schaffner, Director PR/Marketing, UNOS
Vice President - Billy Shelton, Retired - Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Past President - Chief John Venuti, VCU Police Department, Chief
Board of Directors
Linda Bryant, Deputy Attorney General for Public Safety
Ryan Dunn, Vice President of Business and Government Relations, VA Chamber
Chief David Hoback, Roanoke Fire & EMS
Rickey Hodge, Vice President, Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
Chuck James, Partner, Williams Mullen
Sheriff Charlie Jett, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office
Brent Johnson, Chief Deputy, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney
Jerry Kilgore, Senior Advisor, McGuire Woods
Sheriff Gabriel Morgan, Newport News Sheriff's Office
Delegate Israel O’Quinn, Director of Government and Community Affairs, K-VA-T Supermarkets
Lisa Schaffner, Director PR/Marketing, UNOS
Frank S. Warren, Jr., VPSF Treasurer, CPA, Harris, Hardy & Johnson