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

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
Yezdi B. Pithawalla
Altria Client Services
Center for Research & Technology
601 E. Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(w) (804) 335-2301
(h) (804) 677-3571
yezdi.b.pithawalla@altria.com


Kathleen Spangler
Altria Client Services
601 E. Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 370-8097
kms2uu@virginia.edu

Education
Larry H. White
4313 Sky Road
Rockingham, VA 22802
(540) 833-5280
lwhite@bridgewater.edu

Chemical Education
Kristine Smetana 
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821
(434) 949-1058
kristine.smetana@southside.edu

Ryan Warren
6001 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
(w) (804) 288-2804
(h) (804) 559-5976
(fax) (804) 355-2407
rwarren@st.catherines.org

Chemistry Olympiad
Sarah E. Porter
Longwood University
Department of Chemistry and Physics
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
(804) 334-9836
portersg@longwood.edu

Gary Lutz
209 Quarry Road
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 391-9039
lutzpgary@gmail.com

Community Activities
Kristine Smetana
Southside Virginia Community College
109 Campus Drive
Alberta, VA 23821
(434) 949-1058
kristine.smetana@southside.edu

Entertainment
Kenneth Chapman
Cardinal Workforce Developers, LLC
16080 Countyline Church Road
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
(804) 448-4852
kmcstem@aol.com
The Entertainment Committee provides registration services for both monthly and special Virginia Section meetings.

Government Affairs
Rebecca Rose Pompano
University of Virginia
Department of Chemistry, PO Box 400319
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 982-1825
rpompano@virginia.edu

Colleen Taylor
Department of Chemistry
Virginia State University
Box 9078
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5481
emtaylor@vsu.edu

HISTORY
Larry H. White
4314 Sky Road
Rockingham, VA 22802
(540) 833-5270
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
GSK Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261
(804) 257-2539
krista.c.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 / Buddy System
Gregory Grover
Contraline Inc.
1216 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(310) 825-7385
greg@contraline.com

Minority Affairs
Charlene Crawley
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2006
(w) (804) 828-4262
(cell) (804) 839-8198
cdcrawle@vcu.edu

Nominations
M. Samy El-Shall
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
1001 West Main Street
P.O. Box 842006
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-2753
mselshal@vcu.edu

Project SEED
Mike Hunnicutt
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
1001 West Main Street
PO Box 842006
Richmond, VA 23284-2006
(804) 245-9708
mhunnicutt@vcu.edu

Publications

Editor
James D. Beck
1977 Vesonder Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 733-5286

beckjd1977@comcast.net

Publisher
Will H. Lewis, Jr.
5919 Matoaca Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803-1545
(804) 586-5492
WLewis8669@aol.com

Safety
Joseph Crockett,
101 McGuffin Avenue
Bridgewater, VA 22812
(540) 908-6105
jcrocket@bridgewater.edu

Strategic Planning
Joseph M. Pompano
13220 Depot Road
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 852-6896
pompano13220@gmail.com

Student Affiliates
LaChelle Waller
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Oliver 2069
Richmond, VA 23284
(804)828-5946
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
School of Mathematics and Science
J. S. Reynolds Community College
PO Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622
(w) (804) 523-5777
(cell) (804) 943-2591
(fax) (804) 225-2437
asullivan@reynolds.edu

Kathryn Diebler
GSK Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA
kdd3@cornell.edu

Women Chemists (WCC)
Stacy Sank
GSK Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261
(716) 515-8773
Stacey.x.Sank@gsk.com

The mission of the women chemists committee is to attract, retain, develop, promote, and advocate for women to positively impact diversity, equity, and inclusion in the 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 science and related disciplines
  • Promote and recognize the professional accomplishments of women in the chemical sciences and related disciplines

Younger Chemists (YCC)
Julian A. Bobb
Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
601 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2006
bobbja@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.