Virginia Section Committee Chairs

The following contacts are the chairs of our committees who perform many of the community activities for the Virginia Section.

Archivist Committee
Sarah E. G. Porter
Longwood University
portersg@logwood.edu
The Archivist Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by assessing, collecting, organizing, preserving, maintaining control over, and providing access to records and archives determined to have long-term value. The archivist committee will work in close association with, the historian, the webmaster, the bulletin editor and the section Chair to recommend best practices in labeling, storage, security, back-up and archiving of all records for the section for easy referencing and cross referencing.

Awards
Service, Industrial & Special Award
Yezdi B. Pithawalla,
Altria Client Services Center for Research & Technology
yezdi.b.pithawalla@altria.com

Education
Larry H. White
lwhite@bridgewater.edu

Chemical Education
Kristine Smetana
Southside Virginia Community College
kristine-chris@msn.com

Chemistry Olympiad
Sarah Porter
Longwood University
portersg@longwood.edu

Community Activities
Kristine Smetana
Southside Virginia Community College
kristine-chris@msn.com

Entertainment
Kenneth Chapman
Cardinal Workforce Developers, LLC
kmcstem@aol.com
The Entertainment Committee provides registration services for both monthly and special Virginia Section meetings.

Government Affairs
Rebecca Pompano
University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry
rpompano@virginia.edu  

Colleen Taylor
Virginia State University, Department of Chemistry
cmtaylor @vsu.edu

History
Larry White
lwhite@bridgewater.edu
The History Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by capturing and locating pictorial, written and oral records that pertain to the section and its activities from its inception to present. The History committee also engages with the Archivist who recommends and implements best practices for all forms of storage.

Media Relations
Krista Weissbart
GlaxoSmithKline
krista.x.weissbart@gsk.com
The Media relations committee works with media in all forms produced for the VA section for the purpose of informing the public and general membership of the section’s mission, policies and practices in a positive, consistent and credible manner.

Membership / Hospitality
Greg Grover
Contraline, Inc.
greg@contraline.com

Minority Affairs
Charlene Crawley
Virginia Commonwealth University
cdcrawle@vcu.edu

H. Hyacinth Yarabe
GlaxoSmithKline
hyacinthe.yarabe@gmail.com

Nominations
Kathleen Spangler
Altria Client Services
kms2uu@virginia.edu

Project SEED
Mike Hunnicutt
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry
mhunnicutt@vcu.edu

Publications
Editor
James D. Beck
beckjd1977@comcast.net

Publisher
Will H. Lewis, Jr.
WLewis8669@aol.com

Safety
Joseph Crockett,
Bridgewater College,
jcrocket@bridgewater.edu

Student Affiliates
LaChelle Waller
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry
lmwaller@vcu.edu
The Virginia section American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Committee (VA ACSSAC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by working closely with Faculty and Staff at Universities in the section to increase the number of college student ACS members and active student affiliate chapters. Encouragement of student membership and growth is accomplished by communicating the benefits of membership, highlighting the good works of student chapters, holding collaborative events to benefit members and offering support for and branding of student affiliate community activities.

Webmaster
Ann M. Sullivan
Reynolds Community College
asullivan@reynolds.edu

Kathryn Diebler
GlaxoSmithKline
kdd3@cornell.edu

Women Chemists(WCC)
Stacy Sank
GlaxoSmithKline
Stacey.x.Sank@gsk.com

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society. Our mission is to be leaders in attracting, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences in order to positively impact society and the profession.
  • Increase participation and retention
  • of women in the chemical sciences
  • and related disciplines
  • Take an advocacy position within the
  • ACS on issues of importance to
  • women in the chemical sciences.
  • Provide leadership for career development opportunities for
  • women in the chemical sciences
  • and related disciplines
  • Promote and recognize the
  • professional accomplishments
  • of women in the chemical sciences
  • and related disciplines

Younger Chemists (YCC)
Julian A. Bobb
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry
bobbja@mymail.vcu.edu
The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) serves the membership of the American Chemical Society by advocating for and providing resources to early-career chemists and professionals in the chemical sciences and related fields.

  • Its mission is to address the needs of younger chemists (35 and below) in the society by providing social, networking and educational opportunities.
  • We will be devoted to the professional advancement of
  • younger chemists in industry, government laboratories, undergraduate/graduate school, and post-doctoral positions.
  • We will also strive to encourage young professionals’ involvement with community engagements activities.