Board of Directors

2021 DRBA Board of Directors 

 

Officers

 

President, Sonya Wolen, Danville, VA

Retired Science Educator

 

Vice President, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Stuart, VA

Retired dairy farmer; Certified water quality monitoring trainer

 

Treasurer, Shawn Gorman, Greensboro, NC

Retired Manager, Celanese Acetate, LLC and current Business Development Mentor

 

Secretary, Margaret Petty Eden; NC

Retired English Teacher

 

 
Members
 

Valencia Abbott, Reidsville, VA

History/Social Studies Teacher at Rockingham Early College High School/Rockingham County Schools

 

Mark Bishopric Eden, NC

President, Spray Cotton Mills; Partner, Three Rivers Outfitters

 

Tyler Carter, Rocky Mount, VA

Commercial Banker, Carter Bank & Trust

 

Jessica Driver, Java, VA

Agricultural Inspector for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Plant Industry Services

 

Mark Estes, South Boston, VA

Executive Director, Halifax County Service Authority

 

Paul Johnson, Fieldale, VA

Retired Director, Halifax County-South Boston Regional Library

 

Tory Mabe, Sandy Ridge, NC

Tourism Manager, Stokes County, NC

 

JoAndra (Jo) Proia, Summerfield, NC

Owner, Outdoor Women by Jo Proia, LLC

 

Jim Tobin, Martinsville, VA

Retired Director Piedmont Community Services

 

Will Truslow, Greensboro, NC

Retired Physician

 

Fletcher Waynick, Reidsville, NC

Operations Manager, Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (MARC)

 

 

Board Members are recruited by a nominating committee. Potential members are chosen for areas of expertise, geographic location, regional demographics, and a willingness to serve as a board member. The names are submitted and voted on by the association members at DRBA’s annual meeting the first Saturday of March.