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The Civil Rights Team

The Civil Rights Team serves as an advisory body to the State Conservationist to promote and assist with the NRCS Civil Rights program implementation. The Civil Rights Team helps to ensure equality for all employees, customers, and partners; and is governed by "by laws" that have been approved the the Chairperson and the State Conservationist.

Team Members

  • Blaine Delaney, Chair, State Office Member - (804) 287-1663
  • Debbie Bullock,  Vice Chair, Smithfield Area Office Member - (804) 333-3525
  • Rachel Loveday, Secretary, Farmville Area Office Member - (434) 738-0500
  • Kevin Cornett, Christiansburg Area Office Member - (276) 738-7280, ext. 111
  • Josh Dodson, Christiansburg Area Office Member - (276) 694-3121
  • Paula Totten, Farmville Area Office Member - (434) 392-4171, ext. 133
  • Alan (Sonny) Hawkins, Harrisonburg Area Office Member - (540) 465-2424, ext. 109
  • Phillip Davis, Harrisonburg Area Office Member - (540) 433-2901, ext. 117
  • Mike Combs, Smithfield Area Office Member - (804) 693-3562, ext. 104

Program Managers

  • Marcie Cox, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) - (540) 381-4221, ext. 123
  • Gayle Veney, Hispanic Employment - (804) 287-1685
  • Gayle Veney, Asian Pacific Islander - (804) 287-1685
  • Melissa Allen, American Indian Liaison - (540) 347-3120 x 110
  • Zakiya Walters, Black Emphasis Program - (804) 287-1659
  • Kelley Jenkins, Federal Women's Program - (540) 586-9195, ext. 107
  • Doug Pietrowski, Disability and Veterans - (804) 287-1671

Advisors

  • David Kriz, Team Sponsor - (804) 287-1649
  • Gayle Veney, Human Resources Manager - (804) 287-1685
  • Barbara Bowen, Outreach Coordinator - (804) 287-1681
  • Georgia Solseth, Volunteer Coordinator - (804) 287-1676
  • Antonio McLaren, Virginia State University, USDA 1890 Program Manager - (804) 524-6872