Carolyn Rudley, 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.
Paulette Kirby, Vice-President
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.
Dexter Taylor, President-Elect
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doug and his wife Susan have recently moved from Columbus Ohio to Greenbrier County. For over 17 years Doug was the General Counsel of L Brands (owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works). Doug has served on various boards, including United Way of Central Ohio, the Center for Family Safety and Healing, and the Columbus Shelter Board. Doug is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Ohio State University School of Law.
Pat Wylie Harper is a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County residing in White Sulphur Springs with her husband Rick. She and Rick feel it a true blessing to have the opportunity to have raised their two sons in one of West Virginia’s treasures, the Greenbrier Valley. Having a love for her hometown has aligned her with many local organizations. Currently, she is the president of Main Street White Sulphur Springs and is working closely with Homes for White Sulphur Springs in the flood recovery efforts that have resulted in Hope Village.
Working as the office manager for Avalon Radiology, attending Emmanuel United Methodist Church, traveling to Georgia to spend time with her son, cooking, reading and caring for her mini dachshund Floyd alongside her volunteer efforts fill the balance of her time.
Ms. Rowe retired as Vice President of Communications of The Greenbrier Resort and Club Management Company in 2005 after 27 years of service at The Greenbrier. A third generation hotelier, she began her hotel career in 1978 following five years on the staff of United States Senator Jacob K. Javits. She is currently a consultant and an alumna of West Virginia University. Ms. Rowe is a former member and past chair of the Board of Advisors of Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, immediate past chair and member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, a member of the board of directors and past president of the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau and an advisory director of the State Fair of West Virginia.
Ms. Rowe is a director emeritus and former chair of the Education Alliance. Her other current directorships include HospiceCare (chair), the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce (past chair), Leadership Council of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, The New River Community and Technical College Foundation, The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Carnegie Hall (WV) and the Advisory Board of Greenbrier Valley Theatre. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and president of the Lewisburg Rotary Club and serves on the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Ms. Rowe serves on the Boards of City Holding Company and City National Bank.
She and her husband, Judge James J. Rowe reside in Lewisburg, West Virginia.