Board of Directors

Pictured above 2016 Board of Directors:  John Birkholz, Joel Andrus, Teresa Sweeney, Richard East, Debbie Spiliotopoulos, Craig Coker, Margaret Eldridge, Fred Cornell, Erica Carter, Toby Edwards (Danny Davis not pictured)

The Virginia Recycling Association is managed and controlled by a Board of Directors composed of up to 11 members.  VRA members elect Directors at the annual conference in May, and Directors serve staggered three-year terms beginning in June.

Current Directors and their contact information are listed below:    

Board Members

Secretary Picture
  Joel Andrus
  Government Relations Director
Kemper Consulting
  Norfolk, VA  
  (757) 627-1988
  Term Ends: 5/31/2021
Treasurer Picture
  Joseph Benedetto
Recycling Disposal Solutions (RDS)
  Virginia Beach, VA  
  (757) 641-7825
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
  Monica Boehringer
  Refuse and Recycling Coordinator
City of Manassas
  Manassas, VA  
  Term Ends: 5/31/2021
  Erica Carter
  Contracts Manager
Fairfax County Division of Collection and Recycling
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 324-5313
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
  Fred Cornell
  Business Partner
Sims Metal Management
  Chesapeake, VA  
  (757) 793-3803
  Term Ends: 5/31/2021
  Stephanie Hicks
  Materials Resource Coordinator
Trex Company, Inc.
  Winchester, VA  
  (540) 542-6310
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
  Kristi Rines
  Recycling Coordinator
City of Virginia Beach
  Virginia Beach, VA  
  (757) 385-8595
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
Vice President Picture
  Debbie Spiliotopoulos
  Senior Environmental Planner
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 642-4631
  Term Ends: 5/31/2020
President Picture
  Teresa Sweeney
  Education and Training Coordinator
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Association
  Christiansburg, VA  
  Term Ends: 5/31/2021
Ex-officio member
  Prina Chudasama
  Environmental Specialist II
Virginia DEQ
  Richmond, VA  
  Term Ends: 5/31/2019
Ex officio member Picture
  Margaret Eldridge
  Executive Director
Virginia Recycling Association
  Ivy, VA  22945
  (804) 302-4231
  Term Ends: 5/31/2019
Ex officio member
  Kristie Hooper
  Client Services Manager
Joyce Engineering
  Richmond, VA  
  Term Ends: 5/31/2019
Webmaster Picture
  John Snarr
  Principal Environmental Planner
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  Washington, DC  20002
  Term Ends: