Virginia Section

A Century of Service

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

Ryan Warren
rwarren@st.catherines.org

Chemistry Olympiad

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

Community Activities

Kristine Smetana
Longwood University, Dept of Chemistry and Physics
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

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
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
krista.weissbart@pfizer.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, Department of Chemistry 
cdcrawle@vcu.edu

H. Hyacinth Yarabe
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Hyacinth.yarabe@pfizer.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

Women Chemists (WCC)

Stacey Sank
Pfizer, Inc.
stacey.Sank@pfizer.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@vcu.edu or
      vayoungerchemistscommittee@gmail.com

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.