Sully Appointees


Sully Supervisor Kathy Smith is responsible for appointing 80+ Sully District representatives to Boards, Authorities, and Commissions. If you are a Sully District resident interested in serving your community, please contact the Sully District Office at sully@fairfaxcounty.gov to learn about potential opportunites. You may always reach out to contact any of the current appointees by calling 703-814-7100 or emailing sully@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Maggie Godbold
Sully District member for the Fairfax County Park Authority
Maggie shares my commitment to retaining and expanding the many Parks programs, and she will work closely with our office to protect and expand playing fields in the Sully District.

Karen Keys-Gamarra
Planning Commissioner
Many of you already know Karen Keys-Gamarra from her candidacy for the School Board last year where she received over 10,000 votes from Sully District. For those who don't know Karen - She also has extensive experience in business and consumer issues.

Marvin Powell
Sully representative to the Small Business Commission
Marvin Powell has served for 11 years on this Commission and has previously been Chairman of this Commission. Marvin has also served as Chairman of the Centreville Community Foundation.

Deborah Robison
Sully Representative to the County’s History Commission
Sully District is home to some of our very important historic sites in the county, and Supervisor Michael Frey did a wonderful job documenting and preserving many pieces of that history. Debbie runs a NoVA history website as well as serving on the Historic Centreville Society. Professionally Debbie also works with historic preservation and has been a member of the History Commission since 2007.

Audrey F Morton
Human Services Council Sully District Appointee
Audrey F. Morton is an important community leader in Centreville and has served as a member of the Civil Service Commission in Fairfax County for 22 years. I've asked Audrey to move to the Human Services Council as one of our two Sully District appointees, so she can put her deep knowledge of our local government into overseeing some of the most important programs our county provides for the sick, elderly, poor and other vulnerable populations.

Chris Koerner
Sully District Representative to the Chesapeake Bay Ordinance Appeals Board
Chris worked in environmental strategy and planning – largely involving the remediation of complex Superfund sites, but also championing sustainability, waste minimization, and system optimization. He also received the 2001 Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Award, the 2007 Northern Virginia Regional Commission Community Appearance Award, and the 2010 Fairfax County Tree Commission Friends of Trees Award.

Bernadette Carter
Sully Representative to Animal Services Advisory Commission
Bernadette is a lifelong animal lover and regular volunteer at the animal shelter. Professionally, she served our community as an FCPS teacher. If you would like to volunteer with this excellent program, please reach out to our office and we will connect you with the shelter.

Amado Fernandez
Member of the Board of Building and Fire Prevention Code Appeals
Amado has primary management responsibilities for the Hughes Group, an architecture firm with a reputation for quality work here in Fairfax County and across the nation. Amado attended Cooper Union University and has over 30 years of experience with Hughes.

Dorothy O’Rourke
Sully representative to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Appointee
Dorothy O'Rourke has served as the Sully District member of this commission since 2006, and was re-appointed three times by Supervisor Michael Frey. If you have any groups in the community who would like a guest speaker on the topic of Organ and Tissue Donation, Dorothy is a great resource- just call our office and we will put you in touch.

Barbara Johnson
Sully representative to the Disability Services Commission
Barbara has been a Fairfax County resident for 43 years. A retired FCPS teacher, Barbara served 18 years as the Rocky Run Middle School Research Associate at the National Science Resource Center. Barbara has three sons who attended FCPS schools and Virginia colleges.

Robert Tsien
Sully representative to the Economic Advisory Committee
In 2015, Robert retired from Freddie Mac, where he was Chief Credit Officer. Robert earned a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University (1980) and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Brown University (1975). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Cathy Muha
Sully representative to the Fairfax County Commission on Aging
Cathy holds a Masters in Clinical Leadership End of Life Care from George Washington University. She has advocated for patients in Fairfax County Long Term Care Facilities and made patient visits on behalf of the Heartland Hospice Organization. Cathy is currently an Associate Faculty Member at the Georgetown Medical School facilitating a module for first and second year Medical Students in Bioethics.

Rodney Woodruff
Sully representative to the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission
Rod is a Centreville Resident and did Information Technology work for ExxonMobil from 1974-2015. Rod received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Penn State University. In this role, Rod will protect Fairfax County consumers from illegal, fraudulent or deceptive consumer practices in the marketplace. I'm happy to have him on my team

Karrie Delaney
Sully representative to the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees
Karrie is a dedicated public servant – having been elected to the City Council in Florida before moving to Fairfax County in 2008. She has also represented Sully District on the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council. Our public libraries are essential assets for Sully District families- and the Chantilly and Centreville branches are two of the most active in the County. With Karrie in leadership on the Library Board, I trust they will remain top-notch institutions for our community.

Nora Perry
Sully representative to the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee
Nora is a resident of the Sully District and previously served on the board of the Burke Library Friends. Originally from Oregon, Nora earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. Nora started a weekly walking club at her workplace and also belongs to a local running club.

Birgit Retson
Sully representative to the Health Systems Agency Board
Birgit is the Public Health Nurse Care Coordinator in FCPS, working for the FFX County Health Department. In that role, she is responsible for overseeing the health of approximately 4,500 students in 5 schools. In the past, Birgit was the military community health advisor for about 25,000 people while stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, VA.


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