Board of Directors

The Virginia Recycling Association Board of Directors is composed of recycling professionals from the public and private sector.  See the listing below for members and contact info.  VRA Members may login and visit the Board Business page for minutes and agendas.  The Board has a VRA Board ListServ (for Board Members Only).

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


Board Members

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  Debbie Spiliotopoulos
  Senior Environmental Planner
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 642-4631
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
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  Erica Carter
  Contracts Manager
Fairfax County Division of Collection and Recycling
  Fairfax, VA  
  (703) 324-5313
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
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  Craig Coker
Coker Composting and Consulting
  Troutville, VA  
  (540) 890-1086
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
  Margaret Eldridge
  Association Manager
Virginia Recycling Association
  Charlottesville, VA  
  (804) 302-4231
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
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  Joel Andrus
  Government Relations Director
Kemper Consulting
  Norfolk, VA  
  (757) 627-1988
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
  John Birkholz
  Business Development Manager
AERC Recycling Solutions
  Richmond, VA  
  (804) 798-9295 x7668
  Term Ends: 6/1/2017
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  Fred Cornell
  Business Partner
Sims Metal Management
  Chesapeake, VA  
  (757) 793-3803
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
  Danny Davis
  Transfer Station Manager and Chairman, Keep Buchanan County Beautiful
Buchanan County
  Raven, VA  
  (276) 498-4403
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
  Richard East
  HUPD Safety, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness
Hampton University
  Hampton, VA  
  (757) 727-5524
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
  Toby Edwards
Cumberland Plateau Regional Waste Management Authority
  Lebanon, VA  
  (276) 889-1778
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
  Teresa Sweeney
  Education and Training Coordinator
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Association
  Christiansburg, VA  
  Term Ends: 5/31/2018
Ex Officio Member
  Virginia Butler
  Guidance & Regulations Program Planner
Virginia DEQ
  Richmond, VA  23219
  (804) 698-4053
  Term Ends: 5/31/2017
Association Manager
  Margaret Eldridge
Virginia Recycling Association
  Ivy, VA  22945
  (804) 302-4231
  Term Ends:
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  John Snarr
  Principal Environmental Planner
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  Washington, DC  20002
  Term Ends: