Joanna "Jody" C. Barnes - Board President - 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!"
James Spencer - James was born and raised in Henry County and attended Henry County Schools through the 10th grade, when he was forced to quit school due to problems associated with a childhood case of polio. He later earned his GED and attended vocational school at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA while he was rehabbing from the polio related issues. After leaving Woodrow Wilson, he went to work as an auto mechanic's helper, his trained vocation, in Richmond, VA. He worked at that job for about 18 months before returning to Martinsville and going to work for Sara Lee Knit Products, where he worked for 16 years. James has been a member of WeCare since August 2007 and has been clean since 2008. He is in recovery from opiate addiction, cocaine addiction and mild alcohol use and attends WeCare on a daily basis. He has four adult sons, all of whom reside in the Martinsville/Henry County area. James is happy to be serving on the board of WeCare because he believes in our mission, saying "WeCare saved my life by getting me off the street and giving me some positive feelings and hope."
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."
Shelby Holbert - 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.
Rebecca Fisher - Rebecca was born and raised in Henry County, the youngest of three sisters. She attended Henry County schools, graduating from Fieldale-Collinsville High School in 1976. From High School through 1984, Rebecca was employed at Collinsville Printing. She married in 1976 and has two sons, Brad and John. She also has one granddaughter, Ava. Rebecca loves animals and has two pets, her dog Sweet P and her cat, Lucky. Rebecca has always had an interest in the arts and is a member of Piedmont Arts Association in Martinsville. She also attends Studio 107, where she has been learning and practicing stained-glass artwork. She also loves to paint and has many works to her credit. Rebecca has been a member of WeCare since 2007.