The Board

Board of Directors

President – Amy Gregory

Vice President – Vacant

Secretary – Ashley White

Treasurer – Scott Bateman

Directors – Anthony Gilbert, Hallie Murray, Tracy Jackson and Wanda Martin

Youth Seat – Belle Skelton


Amy Gregory – President

Amy Gregory has been a Mechanicsville resident for over 40 years. Amy is married to Johnny Gregory and together they have three children, Ashley (25), John (22), and Hunter (20). Amy has her master’s degree in Special Education K-12 with an additional endorsement in adapted curriculum from Regent University. She has been employed by Hanover County Public Schools for 16 years. She served as a long-term substitute for the first seven years serving students with autism, intellectual disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, and students with multiple disabilities. Amy has taught functional academics with extensive support at Chickahominy Middle School for the past eight years. She has volunteered, and continues to, for many organizations including Ashley’s Angels, Camp Easter Seals, DSAGR, Night to Shine RVA, Young Life Capernum and Challenger Sports. Amy serves as a director for the Challenger Sports Division of Compass Sports at Cool Spring Baptist Church (CSBC). She also serves as a member of the Special Needs Resource Team at CSBC as a consultant to their special needs ministry. Amy was appointed by county supervisors as as ‘at large’ member of the Hanover County Community Services Board in December 2017 and serves on several subcommittees including the Jean C. Harris award committee and currently serves as chair of the CSB public awareness committee. Amy started volunteering for HCSS in December of 2015, became a director in April of 2016, and has served as the President of the Hanover Community Support Services Board for the past three years. She is always looking for ways to continue to serve and educate others on the importance of volunteering for their community.

Ashley White – Secretary

Ashley White resides in Mechanicsville, Virginia with her husband and is a 2016 graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education. She is certified in PreK-12 Choral General Music Education. Ashley is a native of Mechanicsville, Virginia and moved back upon graduating to start her teaching career in King William County, Virginia. In addition to teaching music in the public school setting, Ashley has also choreographed show choir groups across Central Virginia.

Ashley began volunteering within the special needs community at the age of 9 and has not stopped since. She has started her own annual dance camp for people with disabilities and has been a part of the inception of many other non-profit organizations that serve the special needs community. In the past, Ashley was awarded the Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for the Youth Category and was appointed/served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee for National and Community Service under Governor Tim Kaine and Governor Bob McDonell. She was also a member of the Hanover County Special Education Advisory Committee. Ashley currently serves as the director of the Challenger Sports division of Compass Sports at Cool Spring Baptist Church (CSBC). She is also the director of the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Special Needs Ministry at CSBC. Additionally, Ashley is on the planning committee for Night to Shine RVA, which is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. As a current member of the Hanover Community Support Services Board of Directors, Ashley is constantly looking for ways to increase her participation and support of this organization and many others throughout the community.

Scott Bateman – Treasurer

Scott Bateman is president of Promise Media, an online publishing and consulting company he founded in 2007. Before Promise Media, Bateman was an online general manager for 10 years at Media General and Cox Enterprises, two of the largest media companies in the country. He is currently vice chair of the Hanover County Community Services Board and was previously a board member and vice president with the AshCreek Neighborhood Association. Bateman lives in Mechanicsville with his wife Sherry.
 

Anthony Gilbert – Director

Anthony is a Clinical Care Coordinator and Substance Use Specialist for the Intensive Community Treatment team accessed through the Hanover County Community Services Board. Anthony began his service in 2010 and has since worked jointly with citizens and families in assuring integral services were accessible for mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities. As exhibited through his community advocacy and boundless devotion to advancing the vision of Hanover County, Anthony profoundly believes that values that bond our community together are the same principles that allow Hanover County to be the premier destination for an enriched and cultivated life.

Hallie Murray – Director

Hallie Hovey-Murray is managing partner at Gordian Partners, LLC, a policy consulting and strategy firm, and director of the 1 in 68 Foundation, a non profit with a focus on preparing students on the Autism Spectrum for post-secondary education and the workforce. She is a graduate of William and Mary Law School and of Southern Methodist University. Through her work as a speaker and advocate, Hallie works towards creating a more inclusive world for individuals who are differently-abled, and she is excited to advocate and serve on the HCSS board!

Tracy Jackson – Director 

Tracy lives in Mechanicsville with her husband Rodney, daughter Jenna and son Justin.  She has lived in Mechanicsville for twenty years.  Tracy is employed with Sonabank (formerly EVB) as a Vice President in  Commercial Lending.  Tracy has been in banking for thirty years and over those years have held a variety of positions.  Tracy has served in many volunteer roles/capacities over the years to include United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Atlee Gridiron.  She is very passionate about supporting and providing for individuals with special needs and their families.  Tracy looks forward to watching and being a part of HCSS as it continues to provide and support the differently –abled citizens of Hanover County.

Wanda Martin – Director

Wanda Martin and her family have been residents of Hanover County for more than 20 years. Wanda has spent the majority of her professional career as an employee of the Hanover County Community Services Board. Her current position is that of Program Coordinator for Quality Improvement for DD Services and Transportation. She is passionate about person-centered thinking, wanting to ensure that individuals who are “differently-abled” are treated with dignity and respect and that they are recognized and appreciated for the gifts and talents that they contribute to their home and communities. Wanda enjoys serving on the HCSS board because of the support that the organization provides to individuals who are differently-abled and their families. Often the financial support that HCSS is able to provide is the emergency support that the individual or family needed to remain in their home or on their job. That is very gratifying to Wanda.

Belle Skelton – Youth Seat

Belle Skelton, 15, is a rising Sophomore at Atlee High School. Belle lives in Hanover County with her parents and two sisters. Belle loves soccer and is apart of the varsity Atlee High School team. Even as a little girl Belle has always had a strong desire to help others.  Belle has the unique ability to relate and connect with everyone she meets. She has been involved with various programs such as the TILT (Teens Interacting Learning Together) program at Chickahominy Middle School, Challenger Sports, Mrs. Hanover Abilities, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, Teacher and Coaches Assistant to aid those with special needs, Vacation Bible School Camp Counselor.  Belle will be the Community Coordinator for Atlee High School for the 2019/2020 school year. Last, but certainly not least, Belle has received the prestigious honor to serve as the Hanover Community Support Services Youth Seat. Belle will also be leading the new youth advisory council. Her passion in life is to serve and help others, especially those with challenges. She is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to serve her community.    

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