Government relations

The Office of Government Relations provides comprehensive governmental relations services for Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health System. The office serves as a liaison between the governor’s office, General Assembly, agencies of the commonwealth, Richmond City Council and local boards of supervisors, as well as with Virginia’s congressional delegation.

Contact information

910 West Franklin Street
Box 842512
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512


Matthew A. Conrad

Vice President for Government and External Relations for VCU and VCU Health System
Phone: (804) 828-6035

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Verenda Cobbs

Senior Manager for Civic Innovation & Partnerships
Phone: (804) 828-3836

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Miles Gordon

Senior Director of Government and Community Relations 
Phone: (804) 828-0568

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Karah L. Gunther

Vice President for External Affairs and Health Policy
Phone: (804) 828-6879

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Mark P. Hickman

Senior Director for State Government Relations, VCU Health
Phone: (804) 628-3417

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Carly Katz

Senior Director of Federal Relations
Phone: (202) 783-1769, ext. 102 (office)

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Cindy Martin

Executive Assistant for Government Relations 
Phone: (804) 828-3836

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