The board elected John McEnhill to serve as the board chairperson for fiscal year 2021-22. Kim Fernandez was elected vice-chair, and Joseph Guthrie was elected Secretary/Treasurer. As officers for the board, they also serve on the board’s executive committee.
McEnhill is the Floyd government representative to the board appointed by the Floyd County Board of Supervisors. He has served on the NRCA Board of Directors since June 2002 and has been the board chair since 2012. He currently serves as Executive Director for the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers many hours each month for several NRCA Board committees and special projects.
Fernandez has served on the NRCA Board since 2019 and is a representative from Montgomery County. She is a veteran of the United States Navy and has degrees in human services and early childhood education. She also serves on the board’s membership, program planning and evaluation, and executive committees.
Guthrie is Pulaski County’s government representative to the board appointed by the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors. He has served on the NRCA Board since May 2020. As Secretary/Treasurer, he also serves as the chair of the board’s finance committee. Guthrie is the chair of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors and is a Virginia Tech Senior Instructor.
Also on the 2021-22 board of directors are Sarah Greene from Floyd County; Kelly Patton, Melissa Dodson, and Corbin Vierling from Giles County; Aline Brinckman and Tonia Winn from Montgomery County; Elaine Powell Hawkins and Serena Ming from Pulaski County; and Michael Grigsby, Linda Baylor, and Gina Rhea from the City of Radford. Dr. Boyoung Park is an ex-officio member with expertise in early childhood education. Tina Lindsey and Lee Simpkins also serve as ex-officio members from Radford. Krystal Thompson is the board’s chief executive officer.