Board of directors
"I want residents to feel like they have a voice and a seat at the table, and know that we want to see our community strive for excellence at all levels. Everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed."
Kelvin G. Perry, Chairman – Board of Directors
Kelvin G. Perry
Kelvin is the project manager for the Office of Economic Development and Tourism in Danville, Virginia, previously working in the banking industry for more than 30 years. He served as president of Imperial Savings and Loan Association and as chief operating officer, then as president and chief executive officer of First State Bank in Danville.
In addition, Kelvin’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.
He lives in Henry County with his wife Pelzetta. They have one son and two grandchildren. He also is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Martinsville.
Vice Chair Finance & Administration Committee, Treasurer
Anne J. Smith serves as the chief administrative officer and president of domestic upholstery at Hooker Furniture in Martinsville. She brings over 30 years of human resources and leadership experience to the Board of Directors. Anne also serves as a board member for the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Arts, and in previous years, she has served on the boards of United Way of Henry County & Martinsville and Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge.
Anne received her bachelor’s degree from Mary Baldwin College. She is most interested in being part of real change and improvements in the areas of education, workforce readiness, affordable housing, community involvement, and equity/inclusion throughout her service to the board.
Vice Chair Governance & Nominating Committee
Danny Wulff serves as the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A of Martinsville. He moved to Martinsville in 2009 with his wife and said he hopes to bring a different perspective to the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.
Danny 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.
Danny and his wife have three children and reside in Martinsville.
Vice Chair Grants Committee, Secretary
Travis Hodge is the human resources director for the City of Martinsville. He chose to serve on the board to help shape the future of Martinsville-Henry County.
Travis brings his expertise in human resources and his perspective as a HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) graduate to his service on the board. He is a board member of the United Way and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Travis received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University.
He resides in Martinsville with his wife and daughter.
John "Jeb" Bassett
Jeb serves as the chief operating officer/senior vice president of Bassett Furniture Industries.
Jeb lives in Henry County with his wife, Diane. He serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for First United Methodist Church and has previously served as chairman for the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Directors. For 20 years, he was the fundraising chair of the Martinsville Speedway’s July 4th Celebration Event. In his spare time, he enjoys NCAA Football, boating, fishing, duck hunting, dogs, and weekend travels.
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.
John Favero, D.O.
Dr. John “Pat” Favero is a doctor and owner of Martinsville Family Medicine. He said he is very pleased to be part of an organization that will have a lasting impact on the community.
He is a member of the Medical Society of Virginia. He received his doctorate from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Lynchburg Family Medicine. He volunteers as an athletic team physician at Magna Vista High School and enjoys fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and sports.
Judy is retired, having served as an elementary music teacher at Henry County Public Schools for 30 years. She said she would like to help and contribute to the economical, educational and cultural growth of our community by helping to advance the mission of The Harvest Foundation
Judy is the music coordinator at Moral Hill Missionary Baptist Church. After retiring from Henry County Public Schools, she served as an elementary music teacher at Rockingham County Public Schools for 10 years. She currently serves as a substitute teacher in Henry County. Judy attended Concord University and the University of Virginia. She is a member and officer in the local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter and resides in Axton. She has one daughter who lives in Martinsville.
William "Bill" L. Kirby, IV
William L. “Bill” Kirby, IV currently serves as Market President of the Southside Region of American National Bank & Trust. Bill 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, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce and is the Chair of the SafetyNet board of trustees. Bill resides in Martinsville with his wife, Sharon, and their three children.
John joined Virginia Mirror Company and Virginia Glass Products as its chief operating officer in 2009 and now serves as president and CEO.
Korff lives in Martinsville with his wife, Lynn. He serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, as a member of the Kiwanis Club, and previously served on the board of the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph’s Church. In their spare time, he and Lynn enjoy traveling to the mountains and the beach, working in the yard, and all types of outdoor activities.
Sharon Ortiz-García is the senior epidemiologist at the Martinsville office for the Virginia Department of Health, West Piedmont Health District. She would like to contribute to growing efforts around economic development, health, and education, especially looking at opportunities to serve the Hispanic/Latino community.
Sharon brings her expertise in the areas of public health and disease prevention and control, as well as her knowledge of the Hispanic/Latino population to the board. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and her master’s from the Ponce School of Medicine.
Lee grew up in Martinsville and recently moved back to town after a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP. He said he sees a very bright future for Martinsville and Henry County, and his goal is to bring his experiences to help the foundation successfully pursue its mission by addressing the area’s more critical needs, but also investing in future opportunities.
Lee retired from Ernst & Young LLP in 2017 with 24 years of audit and 12 years of consulting experience. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the Executive Program at Northwestern University. He currently serves as a board member for Move to Martinsville and the UPtown Partnership. He and his wife Linda reside in Martinsville, operate a local cattle farm, and continue to focus on the renovations of properties in Uptown.
Litz Van Dyke
Litz serves as chief executive officer and director of Carter Bank & Trust. He said being asked to contribute to the very important task of stewardship for these funds is an honor that he does not take lightly.
Litz served as executive vice president of Carter Bank & Trust before taking on his current role of CEO and director. He has more than 25 years of experience as a senior banking executive and strategic advisor. He has served as a director of the Virginia Association of Community Banks, is currently a director of Banker’s Insurance LLC, and he’s served as a board member at various nonprofit organizations over the years including the United Way and Chamber of Commerce. Litz is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney, Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the VBA School of Bank Management. He and his wife Jackie reside in Martinsville. They have four sons.
Rev. Charles Whitfield
Rev. Charles Whitfield is president and owner of Charis Enterprises LLC. Becoming a voice that brings unity and equity to our beloved community is his aspiration.
He is senior pastor at First Baptist Church East Martinsville. He received a master of arts in human services and counseling from Liberty University and his master of divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Rev. Whitfield serves on the board for Chamber Partners for Economic Growth (CPEG). Leads the Minority Business Consortium of Martinsville & Henry County. Serves on the Advisory Council for the Community Recovery Program as well as the MHC Adult Education Advisory Council.