Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has nominated attorney-at-law Dorothy M. Isaacs to sit on the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority’s (VIPFA) Board of Directors for the St. Thomas-St. John district.
Isaacs, who has served as a certified mediator for the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands since 2015 and who practiced law for decades on the U.S. mainland, will serve a four-year term if confirmed by the Senate.
The veteran trial lawyer and public servant is a graduate of Castleton University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science; she earned her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law.
Born in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Isaacs has had extensive experience as a trial lawyer in the areas of family law, civil litigation and criminal law. She has served as a commissioner in Chancery and a neutral case evaluator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
The nominee has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards since 2003 and has been recognized by Virginia and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, and Lawyers Weekly.
In addition to her professional credentials, Isaacs has a lengthy history of community service in both Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Virginia, she served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Center of Vienna for more than a decade. At home in the Virgin Islands, she serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown Revitalization Inc. and as president of the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas.
“Attorney Isaacs’ dedication to her profession and commitment to community service in the U.S. Virgin Islands is remarkable. She will no doubt make an outstanding contribution to the work of the Public Finance Authority’s Board during her tenure,” said Mapp.
Earlier this week, the governor nominated experienced accountant Lennox F. Joseph for a four-year term on the VIPFA’s Board of Directors on St. Croix, replacing Pablo O’Neil.
He also reappointed veteran public servant Laurel Hewitt-Sewer to the Virgin Islands Port Authority’s Governing Board for St. John for three years.