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Mandy Brannock

Mandy grew up in Eden, NC and attended Gardner Webb University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  After college, Mandy moved to Roanoke, VA and began working at the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home (now HopeTree Family Services).  She quickly learned she had a passion for helping others and wanted to make sure she spent her career in positions that enabled her to do just that.

After nearly 12 years at HopeTree, Mandy and her family relocated to Martinsville/Henry County.  She gained employment at the Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness and its two Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health.  Currently, Mandy is a Quality Assurance Analyst with Piedmont Community Services.  She takes pride in working for an organization that is patient centered and makes such a positive impact in our community.

Mandy resides in Ridgeway, VA with her husband, Matt and their two children, Caleb and Lyndon.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports, go to the beach, attend church, and spoil her dogs.   Mandy loves being part of such a small, close knit community and is excited about the chance to give back through her service on the ANCHOR Commission Board.

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Angie Brown

Angie Brown is site facilitator at Patrick Henry Community College’s Patrick County site in Stuart where she manages the day-to-day operations of the growing off-campus facility. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Radford University and an associate degree in Business Administration from Patrick Henry Community College. She is privileged to serve the residents of Patrick County because it is the community where she grew up and currently resides.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Bonnie Favero

Bonnie Favero has worked for PIedmont Community Services (PCS) since September 1990. She became Prevention Manager in 1999 and is now Division Director.

Bonnie has a Masters degree in Family Ministry from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Masters degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. Bonnie has presented throughout the country at National Conferences on coalition-building and youth development. Bonnie has written grants totaling over $4,000,000 for the Prevention Unit of PCS.

Bonnie has 4 Adult children and 11 grandchildren.

She has served on the PHCC Board, the ANCHOR Commission and the Mental Health Association board.

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Karen Garrett

Chair

Karen Garrett is a Virginia native and has lived in Martinsville for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate education at Guilford College with a double major in biology and chemistry. She graduated from the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine with honors in 1999. She currently serves as the Board Chair and has been on the ANCHOR Commission Board for 15 years.

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David Haymore

David Haymore is a Master Deputy with the Patrick County Sheriff's Office, where he has worked for over 13 years. David is a graduate of Patrick County High School, where he is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer. He is a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Certified Law Enforcement Sniper, and a Firearms Instructor. He also, serves on the School Health Advisory Board and the Safety and Crisis Team for the Patrick County High School.

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Jeanette Hurd

Jeannette Hurd is the most recent member of the ANCHOR Commission Board.  She is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd has worked for several years as an Educational Diagnostician for Henry County Public Schools.  As a Diagnostician, she has worked closely with the staff and students at the Transitional Day Program, an ANCHOR program.   She was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Henry County and for 10 years in Richmond City Public Schools.  Ms. Hurd is excited to support the ANCHOR Commission’s mission and projects.   She is a graduate of George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Erin Jenkins

Erin Jenkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and works as an assessment clinician for Piedmont Community Services. Erin has worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years, with a majority of those years providing direct services to children and teens.

Erin is a native of Henry County, having graduated from Laurel Park High School in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1999 and her Master and Ed.S. in Community and Marriage and Family Counseling in 2003. Erin is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association.

She is married to Dr. Charles Jenkins, DDS, a dentist at Martinsville Smiles and they have two sons.

She has served on multiple PTO boards for her sons schools for over 8 years. She is an active member of Granbery United Methodist Church. She is a sustainer with the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She is a former parent representative for both the FAPT and CPMT committees in our community. Erin previously taught Psychology courses as an adjunct faculty at PHCC.

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Donna Martin

Donna Martin is the Manager of the  Martinsville Division of Rehabilitative Services field office serving in the Virginia Workforce Center.  She has worked with the State of Virginia with the Division of Rehabilitative Services specifically serving youth with disabilities for 25 years in her role to help them transition from school to work.  She is known for her high energy and innovative thinking, is a seasoned veteran in the world of helping people overcome barriers and maintain employment. She brings expertise in the utilization of various agencies to collaborate and work toward mutual goals as well as education in Disability Awareness.  She represents Patrick County on the Anchor Board.

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Pam Randall

Vice Chair

Dr. Randall is a life-long learner and a career educator. She has taught at all prek-12 levels in both public and private settings. She served as an assistant principal and building coordinator before moving into higher education. She currently serves as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies through Longwood University in the elementary and middle school education program at New College Institute as well as serving as a full-time professor.

Dr. Randall serves on the PHCC advisory board and is the past State President for ACT commission. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Glenville State University, Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University, ED.S. in Administration from UVA, and completed her Doctorate in Leadership from Liberty University.

In her free time, Dr. Randall enjoys directing the Smith River Singers and Still Water Singers, two local community choirs she founded, as well as quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Dean Randall have two lovely daughters who both work in the field of medicine.

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Veraine Randolph

Treasurer

Veraine Via Randolph is a native of Stuart, Virginia and she has been a longtime resident of the City of Martinsville. She is a dedicated employee of the Piedmont Community Services, where she serves as a Financial Specialist. She is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she is a recipient of numerous certificates from various institutions, including, Patrick Henry Community College and the University of Virginia. She is active civically with her Kappa Delta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and she is a devoted member of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeway, where her husband of 30 years, is the Pastor. Veraine has, also, served on the board of Southern Area Agency on Aging and currently, is serving as Treasurer of Anchor.

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Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith comes to the Anchor Commission’s Board with a long history of working in the human services field.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice, she worked as a social worker with the department of social services.  Later, she transitioned to working as a case manager with Dan River Alcohol & Safety Action Program.  After working for that agency for several years, she obtained a position as an adult probation & parole officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections where she was employed for thirteen years.  Currently, she is employed with Piedmont Community Services as a program manager with the Community Recovery Program.  Lisa obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.   She completed the Duke University Certificate in Non-Profit Management.  From working in the field for over 20 years, Lisa considers herself as a advocate for individuals who are struggling with major obstacles in their lives.

In addition to her service on the Board of the Anchor Commission, she serves on the Board of the Southern Area Agency on Aging and she is a member of the Martinsville-Henry County-Patrick County Re-entry Council.

Lisa resides in the City of Martinsville with her husband, Troy and two children, Bryson and Claire.  She is a member of the Galilean House of Worship.

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Christy Spencer

Secretary

Christy Spencer is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area.  She earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College before graduating from Old Dominion University with a BSBA.  After becoming employed with Martinsville City Schools and realizing that education was her passion, she earned her master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech. Spencer is now the Middle College Instructor at PHCC. She got her start at PHCC as the Old Dominion University Site Director on campus, as well as teaching early childhood education and student development as an adjunct professor. In addition to serving on the Anchor Commission, she is a member of the Virginia Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Commission on Adult Basic Education, Virginia Community College Association, and a sustaining member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County.  Spencer resides in Henry County with her husband and three children.