Board of Directors

 Kristi Godby, President

Kristi is the Media Relations Manager at the Greenbrier County CVB. Prior to becoming President of the United Way of Greenbrier Valley Board of Directors, she worked with Greenbrier County on the Move and Communities in Schools, among others.

She was a Magna Cum Laude Honors Program graduate from Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with a B.S. is Psychology and a minor in English. She has an MBA, with technology and management emphasis, from West Virginia University.

In her spare time she enjoys coaching her son James in soccer and running races with her son William. She lives with her family in Lewisburg.



 Carolyn Rudley, Vice-President

Carolyn has lived in Greenbrier County since 1973, part of that time as a city transplant on a farm. She has been a resident of Lewisburg since 1989 and retired from Greenbrier County Schools since 2010. Her favorite activities these days are being a grandmother and, of course, a United Way Board member.





Rebecca Allen, Secretary

Rebecca Allen is a transplant from Charleston who, many years ago, found her true home in the Greater Greenbrier Valley. She is retired from Monroe County Schools and happily resides on a knoll overlooking beautiful Peters Mountain.





Mary Thompson, Treasurer

Mary is a native of Greenbrier County with over 30 years experience in business management and the banking industry. Thompson is an advocate for social concerns and serves on other non-profit organizations in our communities. She and her husband, Bob, live in Caldwell and enjoy outdoor activities, playing music, traveling, and spending time with their family.




 Paulette Kirby

Paulette Kirby, a resident of Monroe County for 25 years, is the director and librarian at the Monroe County Public Library in Union. Kirby is a graduate of Bluefield State with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and an Associate Degree of Secretarial Science; she worked for Greenbrier Community Action for four years, the Monroe County Board of Education for 11 years, and librarian at the Peterstown Public library for two years. Kirby is also a member of several local organizations, including the Monroe County Education Foundation, Monroe Connections CEO Club, Friends of Monroe, Monroe County Cancer Awareness Team, Inc., and the Union Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, she was selected by library directors to represent small libraries on the West Virginia Mountain Library Network board. Kirby lives in Rock Camp and is very proud of her husband Jackie, who retired from the United States Army with 39 years and 4 months of service, and her daughter Lauren, a student at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is enthusiastic about her volunteer service and ready to help.

Fr. Josh Saxe

The Rev. Joshua Saxe is Rector at St. James' Episcopal Church in Lewisburg where he's served since 2013. He and his wife Catherine can be seen from time to time in their back yard playing with their two dogs, Max and Leo, while their daughter Willa looks on wiggling and giggling.




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 Dexter Taylor

Dexter Taylor is a retired Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, having served the Old Stone Presbyterian Church 1989-2014. He serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 70, BSA. Married to Cyndi Cook Taylor, their family includes their two children and spouses, and two grandsons.




Ashlee Turner

Ashlee Turner joined The Greenbrier Clinic and Greenbrier Care in April 2017. A graduate of Marshall University, Ms. Turner became a supervised psychologist in September 2008, and independently licensed in September 2015. Ms. Turner previously had a private practice reaching out to many underserved areas throughout southern West Virginia. 
“My specialty focus at the Greenbrier Clinic is stress management using a holistic approach. Many of the issues clients struggle with are related to stress from their past or present at home as well as at work. Receiving professional care for physical problems is just as important as care for stress related mental problems. I enjoy working with individuals from all diverse backgrounds and encouraging the use of relaxation techniques and assisting clients with healthier lifestyle choices.” 
Ms. Turner is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley and the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists. A West Virginia native, Ms. Turner currently resides in White Sulphur Springs with her daughter Haley Jo. 
Christy Clemons-Rodgers
With more than 30 years’ experience in non-profit leadership, organization, program development, marketing and fundraising, Christy Clemons-Rodgers is a Greenbrier County native who has committed her career to growing the capacity of the organizations she serves and to enhancing the quality of life in her community. 
Christy serves as the Grants, Partnerships and Community Relations Coordinator for Greenbrier County Schools and is active on several non-profit community boards. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from West Virginia University in 1988 and her M.A. in Social Work in 1989. Christy resides in her hometown of Lewisburg with her husband, Jeff, and their daughter.