"Ensuring economic prosperity for the entire community will collectively improve our health, educational opportunity and quality of life."
- Allyson Rothrock, Harvest Foundation President
WHO WE ARE

Board of Directors

Paul R. Eason, MD - Chairman

Paul R. Eason is a physician with Carilion Clinic in Martinsville. A native of Eastern North Carolina, Dr. Eason has lived in Martinsville and Henry County since 1992.

He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Eason also is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, the Patrick Henry Medical Society and he's a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. 

He currently serves as a member of the board of the Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation and is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which involves teaching medical students at his office for their Ambulatory Internal Medicine Clerkship. 

Dr. Eason is an advocate for economic development in Martinsville and Henry County, while also focused on health promotion, disease prevention and medical care. 

Letter from Board Chairman

Virginia Walker Hamlet - External Committee Vice Chair, Secretary

Virginia Walker Hamlet, owner of Hamlet Vineyards, is keenly aware of our community's rich history and bright future. A native of the area, she returned to our community after graduating from the University of Virginia.

Virginia brings a wealth of nonprofit board experience to her work at The Harvest Foundation, having served on the boards of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation, the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, the Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth, and Piedmont Arts Association. An architect by training, she is interested in the continued efforts around community revitalization and development.

William L. Kirby, IV - Internal Committee Vice Chair, Treasurer

William L. "Bill" Kirby, IV currently serves as Market President of the Southside Region of American National Bank & Trust. Kirby is a graduate of Emory & Henry College and Drake University School of Law. He was born and raised in Martinsville and currently serves on the boards of the Smith River Sports Complex, Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, Smart Beginnings, and ART at the Rives.

David L. Stone, Jr. - Governance and Nominating Committee Vice Chair

David L. Stone Jr. is the founder and president of Solid Stone Fabrics. David is a native of Martinsville and is a 1982 graduate of Randolph-Macon College with a BA in Political Science.

David brings a wealth of experience to the Harvest Foundation Board, having worked in numerous management positions with large and small companies in building management teams and preparing them for accelerated growth. He has also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board, the Piedmont Arts Association Board, the Virginia Museum of Natural History board, and the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board. He has a genuine interest in seeing our local economy rebound and is an ardent supporter of our local schools and students.

"I am proud to serve The Harvest Foundation, and I look forward to partnering with the Foundation to improve the quality of life in Martinsville/Henry County," said David. David enjoys spending time with his family and also enjoys running, swimming, and cycling.

W. Christopher Beeler, Jr.

W. Christopher Beeler, Jr. adds over 30 years of financial expertise to the Foundation Board. He is a Certified Public Accountant who also holds a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard University. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Virginia Glass Products Corporation and the Virginia Mirror Company, Inc. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the EDC. Additionally, Chris is on the Hooker Furniture Board of Directors and is a Trustee and Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, VA.

Valenica Eggleston-Clark, MD

Dr. Valenica Eggleston-Clark is a proud Martinsville-Henry County native and works as a family medicine physician at Carilion Clinic in Martinsville. She said she will bring her compassion, work ethic, educational and professional experience to the Harvest Board of Directors.

She completed her undergraduate work at Duke University, graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and completed her residency at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eggleston-Clark participates in many community service projects through her church, Christ’s Temple United Holy Church in Axton, she’s volunteered for Southside Community Action and the Pregnancy Care Center. She lives in Danville with her husband, Mark, and their son, Lyndon.

Jane Johnson

Rev. Jane Johnson serves as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church. Under Johnson's leadership at Grace Presbyterian, the church began a community resource center, The Grace Center Inc., which houses a reading enrichment program for elementary-age students called Rising Stars. They also organize a summer literacy camp called Project Literacy and a ministry to men and women called Living Stones.

Johnson served as president of the Martinsville-Henry County Ministerial Association from 2013-2014. She also is a member of the 2015 Community Investment Committee for the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville, the Speer Fund Committee of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the Church Development Committee of the Presbytery of the Peaks.

Gene Madonia, MD

Gene Madonia is a physician who practiced neurology in Martinsville and Henry County for 35 years until 2015. He continues to work part time at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County

Gene brings a wealth of previous experience to the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors. He is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia and serves as a board member for the Martinsville Area Community Foundation. He is a past member of the boards for TheatreWorks Community Players, Adult Daycare Center, MARC Workshop, and the parish council at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Gene feels it has been an honor to serve on these boards. Doing so allows him to repay, in small measure, the community which has given so much to him and to his family.

Monica T. Monday, Esq.

Monica T. Monday is the managing partner of the Roanoke law firm, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP, where she heads the firm's Appellate practice group. She currently chairs the Appellate Practice Committee of the Virginia State Bar Litigation Section, and serves on the Fourth Circuit Rules Advisory Committee and the Virginia Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section Council. Monday is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She lives in Martinsville and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the Martinsville Garden Club.

Kelvin Perry

Perry most recently served as president and chief executive of First State Bank in Danville, Virginia until 2015. He’s also served as president of Imperial Savings and Loan Association in Martinsville and assistant vice-president of First Union National Bank in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In addition, Perry’s volunteer service includes serving as past chairman of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, former trustee for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, a member of the Patient Advisory Council at Danville Regional Medical Center, and president/board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program in Danville.

Perry resides in Martinsville with his wife, Pel. He is a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.  

 

Paulette Simington, Ed. D.

Dr. Paulette Simington comes to the Harvest Board of Directors from a longtime career in education at Martinsville City Schools, where she's worked since 1984. She has served in many capacities for the school system that include: instructor at Druid Hills Elementary School, guidance counselor, assistant principal and principal of Albert Harris Elementary School, principal of Patrick Henry Elementary School and principal of Martinsville Middle School. She's also served as director of curriculum, assessment and federal programs and director of special education and assessment.

She has served on many boards and committees for organizations including Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education, Piedmont Regional Community Services, Piedmont Community Services, Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, education committee for the Martinsville and Henry County Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA Board of Directors. She's also been a recipient of the Above and Beyond Award from Martinsville City Public Schools.

James Tobin

James "Jim" Tobin, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., moved to Martinsville in 1974 with his wife and two children. He retired from Piedmont Community Services in 2016 as the organization’s executive director after being there for 26 years. With his background in mental health and working with people who have major obstacles in their lives, Tobin said he always thought he saw himself as a community organizer. He said he’d like to figure how to help people in the community who have major obstacles in their lives, and build the “next generation community.”

Tobin received a bachelor’s degree from St. Vincent College, a master’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from Radford University, and completed doctoral work at Temple University. He serves on the advisory board of Smart Beginnings of Martinsville & Henry County and on the Board of Directors for United Way of Henry County & Martinsville. He lives in Martinsville with his wife, Theresa.

Danny Wulff

Danny Wulff serves as the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A of Martinsville. Wulff moved to Martinsville in 2009 with his wife. He said he hopes to bring a different perspective to the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.

Wulff has spoken to numerous professional and school groups in the area about business and leadership, received the Martinsville Police Department Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 2013, received the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award in Service by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, and he also serves on the board of directors for Piedmont Arts.

Wulff and his wife have three children and reside in Martinsville. 



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