Board and Staff

Connie Hendricks
President

As with the majority of our directors, Connie is a lifelong resident of Boone County. She earned her BS degree in Business from the University of Charleston and an MS degree in Management from Marshall University. Connie was an employee at the Elk Run Company for 34 years and has served as a Council Member for the Town of Whitesville. She has recently joined the efforts of Whitesville’s Turn This Town Around.
Paula Ballard
Vice President


Paula is a registered dental hygienist for Howell Dentistry. She received her degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1986. She has worked for the last 32 years in Boone County while raising her family. Paula loves giving back to her community by serving in the Wildwood Garden Club. She is also an active member of Madison Baptist Church where she has served on various boards throughout her membership. She currently resides in Madison with her husband Mike who helps manage the family business, Stephens Auto Center. She is most proud of her two children, Micah, who is a family nurse practitioner and Cole, who is a graduate of Fairmont State University with degrees in accounting and finance. The charity that is most dear to her heart is the Boone County Community Foundation Goldie Stephens Memorial Fund. Since the passing of her beloved mother, Goldie, in 2006, the family has given grant funds to various non-profit organizations throughout Boone County in her memory.
Randell "Randy" Foxx
Treasurer

Randy has served as Chief Financial Officer at Boone Memorial Hospital for over 40 years and is the current Recorder for the City of Madison. Randy received his education from Indiana University School of Business, Morris Harvey College and SWVCTC. Randy volunteers and serves in several positions for Gideon's International, Rotary International, including an active membership with Madison Rotary Club, Health Care Financial Managers Association, United Way Volunteer Community Services Committee, the Board of Directors with United Way of Central WV and on the Board of Directors for a Professional Liability Insurance (CHART) Community Hospital Alternative For Risk Transfer. He is also a member of Bible Center Church. Randy previously has served as a Board member for the Boone County Educational Workshop, Boone County Career Center Business Community Education Committee, Boone County Ambulance Authority Board, Boone County Public Library Board and the Boone County United Way Board.
Paul Hill
Board Member

Paul is a lifelong resident of Boone County, graduating from Scott High School in 1965. Paul completed his B.S. degree in Agriculture Education at WVU and continued to further his education over the years. Paul's career started as a high school educator before becoming the county supervisor for FHA/USDA. Paul changed to the banking industry as Loan Administrator Officer, Senior Vice-President and then President of a local bank. Paul retired as Deputy Treasurer for Electronic Commerce. Paul's past and present memberships include Scott Band Boosters, 4-H Foundation, Boone County Schools Citizen Council, Madison Rotary Club, and has served as a Board member for the Boone County United Way, WV Economic Development Authority and SWVCTC. Paul has also represented John D. Perdue at the WV Housing Development Fund.
Harry G. “Chip” Shaffer III
Board Member

Chip, a founding member of the Boone County Community Foundation, is a life-long resident of Boone County, and is a 1973 graduate of Scott High School. He attended WVU and graduated with a law degree in 1981 and has since been a member at the law firm of Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC. Chip has previously served in the following organizations: Governor’s Commission of School District Governance and Administration; WVU Alumni Association (Board of Directors, Past President); WVU Athletic Council; WVU Presidential Search Committee; Central WV Chapter of the American Red Cross (Board of Directors). He is presently involved with the Defense Research Institute; WV State Bar Association; Forth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference; Charleston Area Alliance (Board of Directors); Charleston Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, Secretary); Capital Area Development Corporation (Board of Directors); West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Association; WV Bar Foundation (Board of Directors); Premier Bank (Board of Directors); Alderson Broaddus University Board of Trustees (Secretary, Vice Chair Presidential Search Committee); Boone County WVU Alumni and Friends (Past President and Charter Member); and the Madison Rotary Club (Past President). Chip also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Buckskin Council, and is a past Representative of the Buckskin Council to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 289 in Madison. Chip is an active member of the Madison Baptist Church where he has served in various positions of leadership and teaches an adult class in Sunday School.
Kevin Hill
Board Member

Kevin is an Advanced Practice Provider at Boone Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Kevin is a member of the O’Dell Lodge #115 and the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple. Kevin resides at Alum Creek with his wife Kathy Gillenwater Hill.
Harvey Ferrell
Board Member

Harvey is a lifelong resident of Boone County. He lives in Sylvester and has been part of the Sherman High School district his entire life. Harvey is married to Vickie Ferrell and has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Harvey worked in the mining industry for approximately 40 years before retiring five years ago. His job descriptions around the mining industry included; equipment operator, dispatcher, section foreman, shift foremen, safety supervisor, captain of mine rescue teams, certified mine rescue team trainer, mine rescue coordinator, oversight of mine rescue special operations, certified safety trainer, certified first-aid trainer, company central safety team planner, safety department manager, and safety program coordinator. Since retirement, Harvey has served as a council member for the town of Sylvester. He is presently the Municipal Court Judge for the towns of Sylvester and Whitesville. Harvey is also president of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed to raise funds to develop a community park for the residents of Sylvester and the surrounding area.
Connie Phillips
Staff


A long-term resident of Boone County, Connie has worked as the Managing Director since 2012. Connie earned an Associate Degree in Business from Southern WV Community and Technical College. Before coming to the Foundation, she worked as a Legal Assistant for seven years. She is an active member of the community, assisting groups such as Boone County 4-H and the Scott High Band Boosters. She is also a member of H.S.T.A. Local Governing Board.