SBMH Leadership

United Way of Henry County & Martinsville is Proudly Partnered with Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry to provide support to local families and ensure that each child is prepared to enter grade school healthy, well-cared for, and ready to learn.

SBMHC Officers

Theresa Bechtel

Past President
Sharon Ortiz-Garcia

Incoming President
Felicia Preston

Kim Hairfield

Mitzi Dailey

Council Members

Philip Wenkstern (Ex-Officio)
United Way of Henry County and Martinsville

Ron Hairston
Piedmont Community Services

Reverend Mathew Brown
St. Paul High Street Baptist Church

Renita Mayhan
Parent/Community Representative 

Sandy Strayer
Henry County Public Schools

Larissa Rash
Fidelity Bank

DeShaunta Hairston
Books and Crannies

Dr. Jan Harrison
Patrick Henry Community College

Shirley Williams
Happy Feet Early Learning Center

Linda Dorr 
Community Volunteer, Altrusa Member

Susan Sabin
Spencer Penn Center

Angela Barnes
PCCA Head Start

Whitney Armstrong-Collins
The Armstrong Law Firm


Melanie McLarty

Early Education & Family Resource Coordinator
Ruth Anne Collins

Healthy Beginnings Coordinator +
Technical Assistance Specialist

Brenda Jordan

Family Navigator
Diane Smith

Child Care Business Development Coordinator
Ashley Taborn

Early Literacy Coordinator
Erica James