Board of Directors

Gil Carter


Gil Carter has served on the Board of Edwards Adult Day Center beginning his first term in 2005.  He re-joined the board in 2011 and currently serves as President.  He is a 1973 graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with a BS degree in Business and Economics.  In addition to the Edwards Adult Day Center board he is serving on the board of Southside Survivor Response Center (formerly Citizens Against Family Violence) as it's treasurer.  He has served the community for a number of years with a number of organizations.  He is past President of the Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (CPEG), Past President of Theatreworks Community Players, former board member of Piedmont Arts Association and served in a variety of volunteer positions with the United Way of Martinsville/Henry County.  He is an honorary lifetime member of the Fieldale-Collinsville Volunteer Rescue Squad.  Gil is Vice President of Fidelity Bank in Martinsville, VA.

Sebrena Smith

Vice President

Sebrena Smith has served on the Board of Edwards Adult Day Center since 2011 and currently serves as Vice-President.  In addition to the Edwards Adult Day Center board, she is serving on the board of Grace Network as President, on the board of the United Way of Martinsville Henry County and is a member of the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation Board.  She is also a sustainer of the Charity League of Martinsville Henry County.  She has lived in Southside Virginia since 1996 and is Assistant Vice President of Fidelity Bank of Martinsville, VA.

Janine Jacob

Board Secretary

Janine has served on the Board of Directors since and is the Secretary. A Michigan native, she earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and is a partner at Daniel, Medley, & Kirby, P.C. Janine specializes in business law, commercial real estate transactions, employment law, and general civil litigation and is certified as a guardian ad litem for children and incapacitated adults. She is a Past President of both the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County as the Martinsville-Henry County Bar Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Education Foundation of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

Ron Hairston

Ronald "Ron" Hairston is a native of Danville, VA, and a current resident of Martinsville, VA. Ron attended and graduated from Virginia State College (now University) in 1978 with a BS degree in Business Administration. Ron attended Averett College (now University) and received the MBA degree in 1987. Ron has worked in Textiles, Healthcare, Distribution, State Government and now is Director of Human Resources with Piedmont Community Services Board that helps those with Behavioral Health needs, Substance abuse and Mental Illnesses. Ron has served on several community boards including; Southern Area Agency on Aging, Grace Network, Piedmont Arts, Wellness Coalition of Martinsville and Henry County, United Way of Martinsville and Henry County, Blue Ridge Human Resources Association, and Edwards Adult Day Center. Ron is a member of Uptown Martinsville Rotary Club, Life member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church, Old Dominion British Car Club, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Rob Lovell

Rob Lovell is a life-long resident of the Martinsville-Henry County area, and there is no other place that he would want to live! Rob is married to his best friend and love of his life Becky, he has one daughter, two grandsons, and a dog. Rob retired in March 2015, after 43 years at Nationwide Custom Homes. During the last 15 years at Nationwide, Rob was the IT Department Manager. As a board member for Edwards Adult Day Center he brings a background in technology and business to the table. Rob's father-in-law and mother have both enjoyed being a part of the Edwards Adult Day Center family. Now Rob's mother-in-law is enjoying the care and attention she receives at Edwards Adult Day Center. In a small way as a board member, Rob hopes that he is giving back a little for all that the Edwards Adult Day Center has done for his family members over the years!

Shana Wright

Shana is currently the Corporate Quality Assurance Nurse for the Landmark Group in Stuart, VA. Prior to Stuart, Shana served as the Director of Health Services at King's Grant Retirement Community from 2009-2015. Shana's passion is geriatrics with a focus on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Shana coordinated the Memory Walk for Martinsville and Henry County, which is now in its third year raising funds and awareness for this disease. Shana participates in the Area Agency on Aging Alzheimer's Support group meetings and also serves on the National Council of Multisensory Enviroments which promotes the use of Snoezelen rooms in the treatment of behaviors often associated with the disease. She serves as an expert witness in Assisted Living legal cases. Shana enjoys the challenges that come with the ever changing healthcare industry and the regulatory process.

Shana lives in Collinsville, VA with her husband Chris, daughter Carlee Cockram, and bonus children Madison and Ian Wright. She enjoys the outdoors especially the mountains and also raising their English bulldog Phoenix.

Liberty University Master's in Nursing Administration 2014

Radford University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1994

Patsy Hobson