Our YPAC is a diverse group of 18-35 year-olds that ensure Virginia21 is confronting the issues facing all young people. The council serves as a guiding force which provides feedback on VA21 programming and the commitments of the organization. Members also serve as mentors to Virginia21 students to assist with networking and career readiness. 


Travis Blankenship, Chair

Government Relations Specialist - Virginia Education Association

Desiree Jenkins, Vice Chair

Care Management Coordinator - Aetna Better Health of Virginia

Stephanie Lynch, Recruitment Co-Chair

Director of Medicaid Innovation & Policy - Virginia Association of Health Plans

George Stewart, Recruitment Co-Chair

Development Manager - S2 Capital Partners

Jamie Nolan, Special Events Co-Chair

Finance Director - Commonwealth Victory Fund

Ryan O’Toole, Special Events Co-Chair

Government Relations Manager - Eckert Seamans

Asif Bhavnagri

Policy Advisor - Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security

Charley Brown

Industrial Consultant - Apple Valley Scale Company

Lauren Gilbert

Associate Director & Director of Programs - The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

Ashley Myers Hood

State Governmental Relations Coordinator - University of Virginia

Gilliam Hughes

Senior Associate - PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Joseph Maltby

Change Management Specialist - Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Claire McNabb

Senior Analyst - APCO Worldwide

Kate Miceli

Law Student - University of Richmond

Curt Mills

Foreign Affairs Reporter - The National Interest Magazine

Annie Morris

Deputy Director of Government Relations - Virginia Commonwealth University

Kimberly Parker

Commercial Lease Administrator - Divaris Real Estate

Katharine Ransom

Ph. D. Student - California Institute of Integral Studies 

L'Allegro Smith

Legislative Assistant - United States House of Representatives

Eric Steigleder

Public Relations & Marketing Director - The Valentine

Jamar Walker

Assistant U.S. Attorney - Office of the U.S. Attorney

Amanda Weaver

Attorney - Williams Mullen