Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and Affiliates

Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and Affiliates

Below you will find a list of FLAVA leadership. We welcome feedback from our members; if you would like to contact the FLAVA leadership team, please use the website contact form. Additionally, FLAVA encourages members to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please use the contact form.


Executive Board:

  • President:  Dick Kuettner                                        
  • President-Elect:  Heidi Trude
  • Immediate Past President: Sue Robertson 
  • Communications Coordinator:  Pamela St. Clair
  • Treasurer:  Kathryn Murphy-Judy                                                                    
  • Conference Coordinator: JoAna Smith                                                                                


Advisory Council, Standing Committees:

  • Advocacy Committee Chair: Sharon Scinicariello
  • Communications Committee Chair: TBD
  • Finance Committee Chair: Kathryn Murphy-Judy
  • Membership Committee Chair: TBD
  • Nominations Committee Chair: Linda Fowler-Jones
  • Recognition and Awards Committee Chair: Amy Petersen
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development Committee Chair: Eric Jaworski

Advisory Council, Appointed Positions

  • Historian: Thomas Sones
  • Mentor Program Chair: Martha Davis
  • Parliamentarian: Sue Robertson
  • Webmaster: Angela Gunder
  • Website Editor: Allison Carneiro da Silva


Advisory Council, Affiliates

  • Virginia Department of EducationLisa Harris 
  • Virginia Organization of World Language SupervisorsJennifer Carson 
  • Community College RepresentativeTBD
  • American Association of Teachers of French: Marsha Taylor
  • American Association of Teachers of German: Andrea Machesney
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages: TBD
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: Debbie Sommer
  • Classical Association of Virginia: Patty Lister 
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association: Ran Zhao
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese: Yoshiko Mori
  • Virginia Dual Language Educational Network: Beatrix Preusse-Burr
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Language Learning TechnologySharon Scinicariello 
  • National Network for Early Language Learning:  TBD
  • Global Virginia:  Tom Haines


Fall and Spring Conference Committee Volunteers

  • Affiliates Liaison: Ruth Ferree
  • Exhibits Coordinator: Paloma Sugg
  • Exhibits Coordinator: Phil Yutzy
  • Presenters Liaison: Angela Rose
  • Registration Chair: Patricia Orozco


Note: Need to contact an Executive Board Member or an Advisory Council member for a particular reason? Please feel free to do so using our Contact form. We welcome your comments and suggestions. You can always put your suggestions into action by volunteering for FLAVA as well.


Last Updated: March 2, 2020