VGOA Proctoring

   The HRUHCA staff is qualified to proctor Virginia Gas Operators Qualification Exams


Tracy Blankenbaker

Tracy Blankenbaker worked in the medical field as a Patient Representative, Insurance Administrator and Financial Counselor for various medical groups in the Hampton Roads area from 1979 to 2007. Retired from 2007 to 2010. Her love of animals prompted her to take a position in the Pet Kennel at Busch Gardens for three seasons from 2010 to 2012 after moving to Williamsburg, VA. Her current hobbies include raising and releasing butterflies.

Rick Kresinske

I am 58 Years Old.

I have been in the Tidewater area for over Fifty years. I am divorced, but have three incredible children: Trae, 31, Ricky, 29 and Kandis, 21. I have one beautiful grand-daughter, and another one on the way in February 2018.

I have been serving the Tidewater area over 23 years in the Health Insurance Field. I have mostly worked alongside AFLAC and ALLSTATE. It’s been a fun ride so far, I cannot say enough about these two great companies.

I still live in the Tidewater area.

Hobbies: Teaching basketball, golf, and my new love is cornhole.

Charities: Work with The Va. Beach Fallen Heroes.

Robert (Bobby) Gardner

After graduating from Granby High School in Norfolk, Va. in 1961 I went to work for the Virginia Pilot Assn. as a Seaman on the pilot boat "Virginia." I was employed there until the summer of 1963 which included the 3 day period of the "Ash Wednesday Storm". Most of you who read this will have to "Google" that, because you will not remember it or you were not even living at the time. But any knowledgeable "boat person" will tell you it was not a good time for a boat ride. But it wasn't all bad.. it made me change my employment and become a "land lubber" again.

So, in August of 1963, I went to work for VEPCO and for the 31 plus years I was there, my employer changed from VEPCO, to Virginia Power, to Dominion Power, without me ever lifting a finger or filing out another application... amazing! And now as I write this, 23 years after my retirement in 1994, the name on my retirement checks now reads Dominion Energy.

So, after a year off, I was hired by Chesapeake Public Schools in the transportation department as a school bus driver. I drove as substitute for a couple of years doing different runs in the Hickory and Great Bridge areas of the city. I was then given a regular run which I drove for the next 14 years. The School system offered a retirement package in the spring of 2011, and I retired July 1st of that year.

So now I begin my fourth and final job (hopefully) with HRUHCA!


Alexa Green

Alexa Green is a Senior at Old Dominion University working toward a BSBA in Corporate Finance with an emphasis on Risk Analysis and Trend Research. She is involved with several organizations like AMA, Sigma Alpha Pi, AFA, and NSCS, and the HRUHCA Young Leaders Program. 

Executive Assistant, HRUHCA

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Rogers has worked in Property Management since 1989, and has held her Virginia Real Estate license since 1990. She started her career at HRUHCA in December of 2015 as the Executive Assistant, and was promoted to her current position of Executive Director in January of 2017. She was the recipient of the 2016 Special Recognition Award for her work on behalf of HRUHCA, as voted on by the Board of Directors.

Executive Director, HRUHCA

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