Board of Directors

Preston Page - Chair

Biographical information coming soon

Mary Kay Berger - Vice Chair

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Sam Petty - Treasurer

Sam was born at Bethesda Naval Hospital to career Air Force officer Bob Petty and Bassett native Patricia Philpott Petty, Sam lived in three countries and 7 states until his Father retired to Philpott when Sam was 13. Sam graduated from Bassett High School and attend Ferrum College for a year before transferring to Radford University where he received and Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems.  Sam’s 28 year career as a Computer Network Administrator began with a stint at the State Corporation Commission in Richmond, Sam then worked at Bassett Walker for four years and London Fog for 4 years. When London Fog closed their local operations he moved on to Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville and finally Piedmont Community Services where he has been for the last 18 years.  Sam is a staunch progressive who believes in helping the people of this community gain access to state and local resources in any way possible.   

Shelby Holbert - Secretary

Shelby was born and raised in Pittsylvania and attended Pittsylvania County schools, including Tunstall High School.  She moved to Martinsville in 1984 and went to work at the Best Western Motel, where she worked for 9 years.  After leaving Best Western, she worked for the Dutch Inn for a short time.  She is currently employed with Public Partnership Limited as a caretaker and attendant for a local disabled individual.  She has three adult sons, all of whom live in Henry County or Danville.  Between the three sons, she has 6 grandchildren.  Shelby has been a member of WeCare since January 2010.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening and raising her own vegetables each year.  She also enjoys crocheting, embroidery and crafting.  Shelby says "Thanks to WeCare, I have been able to more effectively deal with my physical and mental disabilities.  WeCare has also given me the skills and knowledge I need to aid two of my sons in their own recovery, one from alcohol and one from schizophrenia."

Joanna C. "Jody" Barnes

Jody holds a B.A in Education and History with a minor in German from Mars Hill College (now Mars Hill University) in Mars Hill, N.C.  and is a retired Virginia probation officer.  She has additional training and education in the fields of law and domestic violence.  Over the years, she has been very active in the community as a non-profit volunteer and as an advocate for individuals that need a voice.  She is the founder of Citizens Against Family Violence (CAFV) and The Rainbow House, our local domestic violence shelter.  She and her husband, Lewis, live in Collinsville.  She has two daughters, Lindsey Martin and Leslie Martin.  Jody frequently visits WeCare and chats with the members.  Currently, one of her main goals is to introduce WeCare to more potential members and to make the community more aware of the great opportunities WeCare offers, saying "It's a great recovery tool!"

Bob Becker

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Lucas Moyer

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Larry Watson

Larry was born and raised in Cleveland, OH and educated in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  When Larry was 24 years old, his father retired from General Motors and the family moved to Eden, NC, which was his mother's hometown.  He was employed at Ridgeway Clocks from 1984 until 1994.  While Working there, he met his then future wife and moved to Henry County.  He has been a member of WeCare since March 2011 and has been clean since shortly thereafter.  He has two adult children, both of whom still live in the Martinsville/Henry County area.  Larry is a strong advocate of WeCare, saying "I have been in and out of different recovery centers since the 1980s and WeCare is the only one that has really worked for me."