Advisory Board

Promise Advisory Board
Kristen Alexander, The Potomac Valley Audubon Society, Director
Michelle Campbell, Inspirit Senior Living, Community Relations Director
Larry Flynn, Harpers Ferry Job Corps
Gwendolyn Gaither, Job Corps, Deputy Director
Jen Grove, Day Care Provider, Foster Care Advocate
Kim Himes, Bank of Charles Town, Senior VP
Jim Klein, Shepherd University Martinsburg Center Site Director
Keith McIntosh, US Senator Joe Manchin III Regional Coordinator
Shawn Miller, Job Corps, Director
Audrey Morris, Morgan County Family Support Center, Starting Points, Director
Kimberly Moss, Blue Ridge CTC, Director of Customized Training & Workforce Development
Jennifer Myers, Jefferson County Parks & Rec, Director
Annie Otto, Community Member
Mark Peiffer, Community Markets Charles Town
Mercedes Prohaska, Coldwell Banker Premier Realtor
Jessica Robinson, United Bank
Arthena Roper, Jefferson County Magistrate
Nancy Sturm, NV5 Engineering & Technology, Principal Consultant
Jane Tabb, Jefferson County Commission, Lyle C. Tabb & Sons, Inc.
John Unger, Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
Julie Weister, CNB Bank, Branch Manager
Shannon Winkelman, Procter & Gamble

What is Promise Advisory Board?
The Promise Advisory Board is composed of individuals who bring knowledge, skills and commitment
to the program development and implementation of WV Promise.
The Promise Advisory Board makes recommendations and provides key information to the Director
to enhance and complement the programs of West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth.
The Promise Advisory Board’s volunteer responsibilities may include:
• Assisting in planning program development and implementations, services, or policies,
• Giving feedback on program services,
• Providing support and recommendations concerning the evaluation process,
• Planning and implementing public relations activities,
• Raising program funds to sustain the overall WV Promise program including the VISTA Project,
Community Mini-grants and management of the Statewide Program
• Building partnerships and overall community networking.

The Promise Advisory Board does not govern the organization and cannot issue directives that must be followed. The Promise Advisory Board is not considered a legal body and has no legal obligation and is not responsible for the governance of WV’s Promise Youth Alliance, Inc. An active and effective Promise Advisory Board is an asset to WV’s Promise Youth Alliance, Inc because it can:​
• Provide a cross sampling of public views and concerns,
• Generate new ideas for future projects, 
• Build trusting relationships between organizations and communities,
• Improve planning, decision-making and program development,
• And broaden community connections.

Additionally, the Promise Advisory Board can provide credibility to potential funders and partners because it demonstrates the organization’s commitment to addressing community concerns and indicates there is community support for the organization. Members of the Promise Advisory Board benefit from this opportunity by becoming more informed about community issues, increasing their sense of community connectedness, influencing decisions
about policies and services and learning valuable decision-making and leadership skills. ​