Hanover County Council on Aging


  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Second Monday of each month
  • Community Resources
    12310 Washington Highway
    Ashland, VA 23005
The council does not meet in the months of August and December.


  • Apphia Downing, Ashland District Representative
  • Nancy Kackley (HCOA Secretary), Ashland District Representative
  • Gail Clay (HCOA Vice Chair), Beaverdam District Representative
  • DeShanda Artis, Beaverdam District Representative
  • Artrianna Morris, Chickahominy District Representative
  • Vacant, Chickahominy District
  • Shawn Dandridge, Cold Harbor District Representative
  • Bernadette Cornelius, Cold Harbor District Representative
  • Jen Dowda, Henry District Representative
  • Almon Hall, Henry District Representative
  • Janice Henicheck, Mechanicsville District Representative
  • Shirley Strickler, Mechanicsville District Representative
  • Dan Johnson (HCOA Chair), South Anna District Representative
  • Deborah Nuttycombe, South Anna District Representative
The council consists of 2 appointees from each of the 7 magisterial districts in the county who serve as voting members. Non-voting members include 1 representative from Senior Connections, 1 representative from the Department of Community Resources and 1 representative from the Department of Social Services.

Terms of Service

1 year


The council serves as a consultative and advisory body for the Board of Supervisors and other county boards, commissions, agencies and departments on issues pertaining to the quality of life of the citizens of Hanover County ages 50 and over.


The council plans and hosts several special programs during the year to share information on services and resources for older adults.


Citizen, Staff