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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

  • Debbie Bullock,  Chair, Smithfield Area Office Member - (804) 333-3525, ext. 101
  • Dwight Forrester,  Vice Chair, Smithfield Area Office Member - (804) 443-3571, ext. 113
  • Shavon Miller, Secretary, State Office Member - (804) 287-1665
  • Kevin Cornett, Christiansburg Area Office Member - (276) 738-7280, ext. 111
  • Becky Smith, Christiansburg Area Office Member - (276) 228-3513, ext. 134
  • Paula Totten, Farmville Area Office Member - (434) 392-4171, ext. 133
  • Derek Hancock, Farmville Area Office Member - (434) 392-4127, ext. 101
  • Alan (Sonny) Hawkins, Harrisonburg Area Office Member - (540) 465-2424, ext. 109
  • Wes Runion, Harrisonburg Area Office Member - (540) 433-2901, ext. 139

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
  • Casey Dietzen, Federal Women's Program - (540) 248-6218, ext. 107
  • Vacant, Disability and Veterans -

Advisors

  • David Kriz, Team Sponsor - (804) 287-1646
  • Gayle Veney, Human Resources Manager - (804) 287-1685
  • Barbara Bowen, Outreach Coordinator - (804) 287-1679
  • Georgia Solseth, Volunteer Coordinator - (804) 287-1676
  • Antonio McLaren, Virginia State University, USDA 1890 Program Manager - (804) 524-6872