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VCC Officers and Board of Directors

The Council is governed by a board of directors comprised of individuals nominated and elected by its membership and representing the range of cooperative organizations in Virginia. Directors are elected to serve three-year terms. 

2018 VCC annual meeting

VCC Officers and Board of Directors


J. T. Anderson


Eric Paulson


Jessica Sentelle

Executive Secretary:

Allen Melton

  Representing Marketing Cooperatives

Eric PaulsonVirginia State Dairymen’s Association
Laura JacksonMD & VA Milk Producers Association

Representing Purchasing Cooperatives

Allen TaylorSouthern States Front Royal Cooperative
Brad BrownAugusta Cooperative Farm Bureau
Jim HunsbergerCulpeper Farmers Cooperative (CFC)

Representing Service Cooperatives

Jessica SentelleMidAtlantic Farm Credit
David LipscombMecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Representing Cooperatives At Large

J. T. AndersonFarm Credit of the Virginias
Richard G. Johnstone, Jr.VA, MD & DE Association of Electric Cooperatives
Jim BelfieldColonial Farm Credit

Public Directors

James GravesGraves Mountain Lodge & Farms
Adam ShiflettFarm Credit of the Virginias
Brian WolfRappahannock Electric Cooperative


LaVeta Nutter Virginia Dept. of Education
Dr. Kimberly MorganVA Tech Dept. of Agricul & Applied Economics 

Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. Tonya Price Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, 4-H
Chandler Vaughan FFA

Virginia Cooperative Council

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