Meet our Team
Ricky is a life long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He served in many different capacities in law enforcement during his 30 year career including: patrol, traffic, investigations, S.W.A.T. team, honor guard, and community policing at both the Martinsville Police Department and then the Henry County Sheriff's Office, where he retired at the rank of Major. Continuing in community service, he began working at the ANCHOR Commission in 2016. Ricky has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Sociology from Longwood University.
Ricky currently serves on the Drug Free Martinsville/Henry County Coalition (DFMHC) and the Community Recovery Program Board. He has served on several other boards and organizations including H.E.Y. (Helping Empower Youth) Task Force and the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) Board. He is happily married to his wife, Kerry, of 36 years and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. His goal is to continue to improve the services provided by ANCHOR to our community.
Director - Transitional Day Program
Turonne Hunt is currently the director of the ANCHOR Transitional Day Program. She has held that position since 2018. She has 15 years of experience working in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Radford University. Her goal is to build relationships and collaborate with families, students, and the community to ensure that students are successful as they grow and strive to reach their goals. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Director of Administrative Services
Since joining the ANCHOR Commission in 2013 as a part-time bookkeeper, Robin became a full-time employee in 2015. She serves as Director of Administrative Services providing financial and administrative management for all ANCHOR programs and human resource services for all employees.
A lifelong resident of Martinsville and Henry County, Robin is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. She currently serves as secretary on the TheatreWorks Community Players board and has served on the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville board and is a current volunteer.
Tim has always wanted to help people. Throughout his career, helping people has been his passion. From teaching Special Education to working in his church as a pastor, to now, in his position as the Counselor at ANCHOR, Tim has wanted to help people. He gets excited about the potential in teenagers and is grateful to be able to work for a great place like ANCHOR. Tim married his wife, Tonya, when they were both 19. They have four children who are interested in everything from sports to acting. Their family has lived in Martinsville since 2002.
USDA Manager, Group Home/Shelter Care Leader
Catherleen is a life long resident of Axton, Va., where she was born and raised. She retired from Hanesbrands/Sara Lee with 35 years of service with over 20 years of supervisory experience. In addition she had 5 years of service with Zenith Logistics. She has been employed with the ANCHOR Commission for 12 years, where she has served as Group Home Leader, USDA Manager and Facilitator for the Seven Challenges program. Catherleen has one son and three grandchildren.
Group Home / Shelter Care Supervisor
Michael Kirby (Mike) is a life-long resident of Martinsville and Henry County. He has been employed at Anchor Commission since 2008 and is currently the Group Home Supervisor. He works part-time at the Martinsville City Sheriff's Office as a Correctional Officer. He is happily married to his wife, Naylene and they have 3 children & 1 grandchild. His goal is to continue to improve and expand the services that ANCHOR provides to our community. His desire is to see all adolescents succeed in life.
Danny came to work for the Anchor Commission in March of 2016. Danny comes to the Anchor Commission after retiring from the Martinsville Police Department. Danny retired after 27 years of service with the Police Department at the rank of Lieutenant. Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College as well as an Associate Degree in Police Science from Danville Community College. Danny is married to his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters and two granddaughters. Danny enjoys hunting and playing golf in his spare time, but especially likes to spend time with his granddaughters.
In addition to our full time employees and the GPS Coordinator listed above, ANCHOR is also very fortunate to employ a great cadre of part-time staff who are vital to completing our mission.
John Cook - GH/SC Leader
Tierra Dillard - GH/SC Leader
Luis Martinez - GH/SC Leader
James Preston - GH/SC Leader
Brandi Penn - GH/SC Leader
John Quinlan - GH/SC Leader
Judy Roland - Transitional Day Program
Keana Taylor - GH/SC Leader