Board of Directors

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.

2019-2020 VCC Officers and Directors

President:   Richard Johnstone
Vice-President:  Brad Brown
Secretary:  Jessica Harris
Executive Secretary:  Mary Howell

Representing Marketing Cooperatives

Laura Jackson,  MD & VA Milk Producers Association

Representing Purchasing Cooperatives

Brad Brown, Augusta Cooperative         

Richard Sladic, Culpeper Farmers Cooperative

Allen Taylor, Southern States Front Royal Cooperative

Representing Service Cooperatives

Jessica Harris, MidAtlantic Farm Credit

David Lipscomb, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

Representing Cooperatives At Large

Jim Belfield, Colonial Farm Credit

Katie Frazier, Farm Credit of the Virginias

Richard Johnstone,  VA, MD & DE Association of Electric Cooperatives

Public Directors

James Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge & Farms

Adam Shiflett Farm Credit of the Virginias

Brian Wolfe Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


LaVeta Nutter, Virginia Dept. of Education
Dr. Kimberly Morgan, VA Tech Dept. of Agriculture & Applied Economics


Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. Tonya Price, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, 4-H
Tess Seibel, FFA Advisor