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Dawn M. AdamsDEMDemocrat Delegate, District 68
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Dawn Marie Adams (born November 6, 1964) is an American politician serving as the Delegate from the 68th District of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2018. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Adams is a nurse practitioner and small business owner as well as a former Director of the Office of Integrated Health at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and a former Health Policy adjunct faculty at the Old Dominion University.As an openly lesbian woman, Adams is the first lesbian elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia General Assembly. Adams is one of four openly LGBT people currently serving in the Virginia General Assembly (alongside Adam Ebbin, Mark Sickles, and Danica Roem).

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Education8 - 8 of 6
Old Dominion University
DNP
2013
Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Attended
2008
Columbia University Teacher's College
Certified Health Counselor
2008
Virginia Commonwealth University
Certified Nurse Practitioner
1999
University of Virginia
MSN Community Health/Organizational Planning
1989
James Madison University
BSN Nursing
1982 - 1986
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Delegate
Commonwealth of Virginia House
2018 - Current
Adjunct Professor
Old Dominion University
2013 - 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Integrated Health Counseling, Limited Liability Company
2018 - Current
Owner
Love Your Life Integrated Health Counseling, Limited Liability Company
2008 - 2016
Director
Office of Integrated Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
2014 - Current
Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner
Southside Regional Medical Center
2007 - 2013
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Richmond Surgical Group
2005 - 2007
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Member
Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
Member
Sigma Theta Tau
Member
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
Member
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Member
American Nurses Association
Member
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Former Member
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee, Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources #4, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources #2, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Chesapeake, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates