Patsy Dillard

Executive Director

Patsy has been working in this field for 10 years. Her experience starts with an agency in Reidsville, North Carolina called Aging Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County. Patsy was the Director of the Life Enrichment and Friendship Center for 8 years. There she found her true passion. She loves working with Senior's and Adults with Disabilities. She loves to watch them smile to see them achieve a goal, to work on a craft and to just listen to them talk about their family or a life experience. Patsy thinks there is no greater accomplishment than to be able to offer a safe, loving environment to someone that is in need of medical and social attention.

Patsy expresses, "This has been a wonderful journey and I pride myself in working to assure that Edwards Adult Day Center will provide the best possible care for the Seniors and Adults with Disabilities in the Martinsville City and Henry County areas.  I am looking forward to what the future holds!"



Shane Thomas, BSW

Healthcare Administrator

Shane brings over ten years of management experience to Edwards Adult Day Center. He previously served as an operation supervisor at StarTek and Fanueil, both located here in Martinsville.

Shane received his Associate's Degree in Human Services from Patrick Henry Community College and his Bachelor of Social Work through Longwood University.

Shane completed his Junior and Senior internships at Edwards Adult Day Center and fell in love with our participants.

Shane shares, "My experience at Edwards has been nothing short of amazing! I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to work with the angels we serve in our community. Every day brings me so much joy to know that we are making a difference in their lives. Little do they know, they bless me just as much."


Jessica Riggs

Licensing Coordinator



Dawn Hilburn

Activities Director

I have worked in the Adult Day environment for five years.  I love spending time and working with all of the different people that we serve.  It has always been my pleasure to plan and implement innovative activities that can assist our participants to be the very best they can be.



Donna Whitener

Office Manager



Chelsey Carter

Accounting Clerk

Chelsey has been in the Healthcare field for over five years. She started out as a CNA and later evolved into the administrative side of Healthcare. Helping people is her biggest passion in life and she aspires to make people feel accepted and appreciated. 

Here at Edwards, she also started out as a CNA and later moved into the billing department. Her main focus here is Accounts Receivable and Marketing. She ensures that we have the funds needed to maintain job security and seek out new ways to help new participants become enrolled.

"The experience here at Edwards has been the most positive and rewarding influence in my professional career. I have learned so much and value the relationships I have built with the staff and participants. It is an amazing thing to see how much happiness our participants possess and it gives me motivation to be a better person."       -Chelsey Carter, Accounting Clerk



Abby Shelton

Office Assistant


Pamela Brinegar

Registered Nurse


Carole Webb

Registered Nurse


Jacqueline Cabiness



Phoebia Carter



Earl Dawson



Violet Dawson



Faye Ingram



Cynthia Rakes



Belinda Turner



Kim Witcher



Michael Handy

Van Driver


William Smith

Van Driver


Robert Spencer

Van Driver


Dennis Hairston


We are Family

We are Family

Our staff is highly skilled and trained to specifically trigger and exercise cognitive skills with our Participants. All Nursing staff have a current CNA License and are certified Medication Techs which give the ability to hand out medications in the event the RN is not available. 

The Administrative staff is also qualified to work on the floor with our Participants if we are overstaffed or an emergency occurs.

Our Activities Director is always planning new Activities and outings to help keep our Participants active and alert. To view the activites view the 'What We Offer" tab and click on "Calendar for the Month". We update the Calendar each month and love to have volunteers come and visit us.