Chairman of the Board – James B. Alcorn, Esq.
James Alcorn is the Director of Policy at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) where he oversees the policy development processes for the nation’s organ transplantation network. Before joining UNOS, James served at the Virginia State Board of Elections. He served as the Confidential Policy Advisor and the Deputy Secretary for the agency. In these roles, James worked on the implementation of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and with the agency’s rule making and legislative activities.
James earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. James also graduated from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leaders at the University of Virginia.
Vice Chair of the Board – Clara Belle Wheeler
Dr. Clara Belle Wheeler is a farmer in Albemarle County, where she took on diverse roles in public service ranging from citizen advocate to election official.
After having an Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery practice including microsurgery, Dr. Wheeler returned to Albemarle County, her childhood home, and continued a path of public service. She has helped to preserve historic landmarks and green spaces associated with the birth of the nation.
Clara Belle also took on many public service roles in local elections including a poll watcher, precinct captain, Chief Election Official and most recently Chair of the Albemarle County Election Board. She is an advocate for free, fair, and legal elections.
Dr. Wheeler earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her residency requirement in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery program, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Surgery Institute in Baltimore.
In February 2015, the Governor appointed her to the four-year term as Vice Chair of the Virginia State Board of Elections.
Secretary of the Board – Singleton B. McAllister, Esq.
Singleton McAllister has been a practicing attorney and leader in government relations and public policy law for over 20 years, having held several senior positions at the national level. Notably, she was senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget under former Congressman William H. Gray.
Singleton represents companies and trade associations throughout a wide range of industries and government relations matters related to international trade, transportation, energy and healthcare.
In 1996, then President, Bill Clinton, appointed Singleton as General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development. During her five year tenure, she was the chief legal advisor to 60 U.S. missions around the world.
Mrs. McAllister has been a past president of Women in Government Relations and on the Democratic National Committee Women Leadership Forum.
In February 2015, the Governor appointed her to the four-year term as Secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections.