Board Members

Board Members

The WPWDB is currently accepting new Board member applications. Board Members will serve a 3 year term (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025).

  • Business members must be nominated by a Chamber of Commerce within the region, one of the local economic development offices, another business organization or association, or by another business.
  • Self-nomination is also allowed.
  • Nominations must be submitted to the WPWDB office. The staff will review the nomination and make a recommendation to the Elected Officials.

To nominate someone or yourself please complete the form and return it via mail:
West Piedmont Workforce Development Board

300 Franklin Street, Suite 241 

Martinsville, VA 24112

  • Rebecca Adcock
    Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sharon Barksdale
    Virginia Employment Commission
  • Corrie Bobe
    Danville EDC
  • Julie Brown
    2 Witches Winery and Brewing Company
  • Debra Buchanan
    LEO Consortium Chair
  • Tim Clark
    Blair Construction
  • David Collins
  • Jim Daniel
    Daniel, Medley and Kirby Law Firm
  • Blake Shumate
  • Lori Fox
    Alliance Bee
  • Mike Minter
    Career & Technical Academy 
  • Teresa Fontaine
    Southern Agency on Aging
  • Shannon Hair
    Danville Community College
  • Donna Higdon
    First Piedmont Corporation
  • Rhonda Hodges
    Patrick Henry Community College
  • Marsha Mendenhall
    Paths Inc.
  • John Moody
  • John Parkinson
    Drake Extrusion
  • Mark Powers
  • Tory Shepherd
    Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County
  • Tora Terry
    Dept. of Rehabilitative Services
  • RJ Weaver
    Virginia Bank & Trust
  • Jess Wade
    Red Grouse Capital Management
  • Adam Wright
    EMI Imaging
  • Stacey Wright     
    Franklin County Adult Ed.
  • Jason Davis
  • Blue Ridge Regional Airport