Region VI

Region VI - Caroline County

Meet the 2019 Board Candidates

Linda R. Gray

Linda R. Gray (Incumbent)

Linda Gray has served on the REC Board of Directors since 1998. She has completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership, and Director Gold certifications. Linda currently represents REC on the Board of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, where she serves on the Educational Services, Finance, and Human Resources committees, and the Education Scholarship Foundation. She serves on REC's Human Resources Committee and chairs the Annual Meeting Committee.

After 32 years of federal government service, Linda retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. She is a 1971 graduate of Virginia State College (now Virginia State University) with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

Gray was appointed as Caroline County's first and only mentoring coordinator for Rappahannock Big Brothers/Big Sisters and has been a Big Sister to two young girls in Fredericksburg and Bowling Green. Linda is the chapter vice president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, and a Board member of the Caroline County Foundation for Education, Recreation, & Wellness, a charitable organization that benefits Caroline residents.

Gray resides in the Sparta community of Caroline. She is a longstanding active member of St. James Baptist Church in Milford. For 30 years, she served as president of the Women's Ministry. She serves as chair of the Trustee Ministry and sings on several choirs.



 

Andrea Miller

Andrea R. Miller

Andrea Miller is executive director of People Demanding Action, a nonprofit that promotes clean energy in Virginia and nationwide. She lives in Caroline County and is a fierce advocate for solar and for fair voting practices, both in our government and at her electric cooperative. From 1997 until her retirement in 2018 she owned and operated Data Acqsys where she designed and presented IT courses for Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland Medical School and Howard Community College. Data Acqsys developed synchronous e-learning techniques, training classroom students with office-based corporate staff. DAI built prototypes for web-based health insurance enrollment, international timecard management, event management and automated audit systems.

In 2004, she transitioned to Homeland Security IT and developed training programs for Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and DCEMA on Emergency Management Operations Center communications. As a consultant to state and county emergency management agencies, she understands the importance of maintaining our roads, bridges and critical infrastructure.



 

Dave Rababy

David A. Rababy

Dave Rababy believes very strongly in the cooperative business model for the delivery of essential utility services. He served our nation as a Marine Corps officer for more than 27 years, including combat operations in Kuwait, Somalia and Iraq. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 as the chief of staff of the Marine Corps Intelligence Agency. He espouses Marine Corps leadership principles and traits in both his personal and professional life. Dave is the owner-operator of Rababy & Associates, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business consulting company, focused on intelligence and security. Additionally, Dave is the executive manager of the Lake Caroline Property Owners Association (LCPOA), a private gated community of 1,250 homes. Dave is involved with Aqua Virginia, a private water utility, as a member of the Water Council improving communications and relationships with customers.

Dave holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and a master of military science degree from Glendale University. Dave is involved in his community and his church. He is an active volunteer with the LCPOA, where he served for four years on the Board of Directors, including two as the board president. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg area SPCA, the Marine Executive Association, and the Government Contractors League. He also is a trustee and usher of the Wrights Chapel United Methodist Church in Ladysmith. Dave and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 38 years and reside in Caroline County. They have three children and three grandchildren.



 

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