Leadership

2021-22 Board of Directors

Jay McIntyre, CFSP

President

Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory
Waynesboro, VA

Bobby Gardner, Jr.

President-Elect

Gardner Funeral Home
Floyd, VA

Matthew Perry

Vice President

Frost Funeral Home
Abingdon, VA

Les Powell, III

Secretary-Treasurer

Powell Funeral Home
South Boston, VA

Marty White

Immediate Past President

Stover Funeral Home
Strasburg, VA

Bradley Howdyshell

Chaplain

Thacker Brothers Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Scottsville & Palmyra, VA

Trey Finch

Sergeant-At-Arms

Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service
Altavista, VA

Wayne Lovelace

Director At-Large

Lotz Funeral Home Vinton Chapel
Vinton, VA

Paul Hazelgrove

Director At-Large

Woody’s Funeral Home
Richmond, VA

Jeff Wright

Director At-Large

Oakey’s Funeral Service
Roanoke, VA

Larry Joines

Director At-Large

Bassett Funeral Home
Bassett, VA

Raymond D. “R.D” Monson

VFSA President

Treasured Memories
Powhatan, VA

2021-22 District Officers

District officers serve a 3-year term.

Jonathan Stilwell

Blue Ridge District

John M. Oakey & Son Funeral and Crematory
Salem, VA

Krystina Diman, CFSP, CPC, CCO

Central District

Woody Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Henrico, VA

Gary Maxwell

Northern District

Mountcastle-Turch Funeral Home
Annandale, VA

Daniel Chapman

Shenandoah District

Johnson Funeral Service
Grottoes, VA

Paul Whitten

Southside District

Whitten Funeral Home
Lynchburg, VA

Sam Hess

SouthWest District

Combs-Hess Funeral Home
Lebanon, VA

Gregg Faulkner, Sr.

Tidewater District

Faulkner Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
Saluda, VA

Keister Whitt

Bylaws & Ethics Committee

Terrie Dean

Convention Committee

Jeff Wright

Credentials Committee

Duffy Ferguson

Disaster Response Committee

Larry Corey

Endorsements Committee

Les Powell

Finance Committee

Matthew Perry

Leadership Advisory Committee

Bryan Small

Legislative Committee

Krystina Diman

Member Services/Outreach Committee

Daniel Chapman

Professional Development Committee

Larry Joines

Sponsorship Committee

Bradley Howdyshell

Service of Remembrance

VFDA Staff

Angie Bezik

Angie Bezik

Lobbyist

Angie Bezik originally founded Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, LLC, a Hampton Roads-based public relations and government relations firm, in 2009. Angie develops and implements successful strategies for legislation, budget items and project coordination with an array of clients at the state and local level, including clients within the alternative/renewable energy, health, technology, and transportation sectors, and local government and quasi-governmental authorities. Additionally, she works with businesses and organizations to develop strategic plans to enhance their profiles, missions and branding by making introductions to appropriate businesses, government officials and staff, community leaders and organizations.

Angie started her political and public relations career as the Legislative Director for a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. After seven years, she was recruited by a prominent Richmond-based lobbying firm to run its Hampton Roads office.

Through her career, Angie has established solid relationships with local, state, and federal representatives, departments and agencies, and business leaders. She currently serves on the Virginia Beach Board of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; the Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Builders (HRACRE) Legislative Committee; and the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO); and the Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) Board of Directors. In 2013, she was chosen to serve on Governor Terence R. McAuliffe’s Technology Transition Team and currently serves as Chairman of the Public Awareness Committee of Champions for Children Hampton Roads, a 501(c) 3 whose mission is to eradicate child abuse and neglect in the Hampton Roads region.

Josh Arbogast

Josh Arbogast

Communications - Graphic Designer and Marketing

Josh Arbogast has over 14 years of Graphic Design and marketing experience. He has a vast array of skills and has put those skills to work in many industries ranging from the fitness, power monitoring, medical, mortgage and banking industries. He says, “joining the VFDA is an amazing opportunity to help bring a refresh to the association, and help to drive the association to bigger and better things.” The new VFDA logo was a creation design of his, and we look forward to him helping us going forward. 

Josh is a life-long native of the Shenandoah Valley, grew up in Bridgewater, VA, and lives in Harrisonburg, VA. When not working, Josh likes to spend time with Trex, his Bernese mountain dog. He enjoys cycling and being outdoors exploring new places and sights. He also likes to build and restore furniture. “Designing, building, and being creative is something that drives me, and are just a few things that I am passionate about.”

“I look forward to helping the association in any way possible and am always here and open to having a conversation with anyone at any time.”

Terrie Dean

Terrie Dean

Convention Director

Terrie Dean, Certified Business Etiquette, and International Protocol Consultant, has been active for over 40 years in marketing management and special event planning for the travel and tourism industry. She received certification at the Protocol School of Washington under the direction of Ms. Dorothea Johnson; a world recognized authority in business and social etiquette. She received International Protocol certification under the direction of Jonathan Moeller, Protocol Advisor to the President of the United States.   

Ms. Dean, a life-long native of the Shenandoah Valley, opened The Wishing Well over 14 years ago in Harrisonburg, VA and currently serves as the Owner and General Manager. The Wishing Well brings a unique business model to Central Virginia that encompasses; full-service travel, event planning, and floral design, all located under a single roof. The Wishing Well’s travel division is aligned with Virtuoso – the world’s largest luxury network of by-invitation-only travel agency members.    

Ms. Dean has also held positions as Marketing Director and Public Information Officer for the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport and Manager of Franchise Development for Carlson Companies, Inc., a $33 billion dollar privately held Fortune 500 Company. She also has held management positions with offices of American Express and served as the travel and events coordinator for GE Fanuc (a global joint venture of General Electric and Fanuc USA). While at GE Fanuc, Ms. Dean received the “Outstanding Customer Service Award” and became the first outside vendor ever to receive this recognition.   

Some of Ms. Dean’s more recognizable clients have included: Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, Sam Sheppard, Dave Matthews, John Grisham, and the legendary Mohammad Ali.      

Ms. Dean has functioned in the capacity of public relations liaison and served as an officer on numerous community service boards and committees. She has accepted public speaking engagements ranging from the topic of tourism to motivational topics, customer service and conducted classes for self-help.