The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) announced its new members to the board of directors who started their term on July 1. The RACSB provides public mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention and early intervention services to residents of of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and King George.
A 15-member board of directors governs the agency.
The new members are:
Beth Elkins of King George County: She was elected chairwoman for fiscal year 2013. Elkins joined the board in July 2005 and has been the chairwoman of the Prevention/Public Information Committee since 2008. Elkins previously served as secretary in fiscal year 2009 and fiscal year 2010 and as vice chairwoman in fiscal year 2012. Elkins is a retired teacher who taught special education students for a number of years. She is active in the Master Gardeners Association, Virginia Bluebird Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She and her husband, John, have three children and five grandchildren.
Matthew Zurasky of Stafford County: He was elected vice chairman for fiscal year 2013. Zurasky joined the board in July 2008. He has served as chairman of the Program Planning and Evaluation Committee for the past year. Zurasky has worked at the Dahlgren Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center since 1983. He is active with The Arc of Rappahannock and currently serves as vice president. Zurasky previously served as president and treasurer of the organization. He and his wife, Amy, have three children.
G. Warren Samuel of Caroline County: He was re-elected secretary for fiscal year 2013. Samuel joined the board in July 2008. He taught agriculture at Caroline Middle School for nearly 30 years and retired from teaching in 2008. He and his wife, Martha, have two children.
Outgoing Chairwoman Barbara L. Williams has served on the board since October 2005 and represents Fredericksburg. Williams previously served as vice chairwoman for the two years and as chairwoman of the Program Planning and Evaluation Committee for the three years. Williams retired in 2005 as a counselor at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas, a position she held for 28 years. She has two children and is married to Floyd C. Williams. Williams will continue to serve on the board in fiscal year 2013.
The Fiscal Year 2013 board of directors:
City of Fredericksburg: Karen Kallay, David A. Vaughn, and Barbara L. Williams
Caroline County: Al Collins, Fonville B. Day, and G. Warren Samuel (Secretary)
King George County: Beth Elkins (Chair), James R. Johnson, and John D. Kunlo
Spotsylvania County: Sherry L. Givens, and Ellen V. Sears
Stafford County: Annette Johnson, Jack Rowley, and Matthew W. Zurasky (Vice Chair),