Board and Staff

Paula Ballard

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.
Ronald Grant

Ron is a lifelong resident of Boone County, a graduate of Van High School, and Southern West Virginia Community College. He retired from the coal industry in 2008 after 36 years. Ron currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Central WV; Committee for Boone Backpack Buddies; Boone County Developmental Authority Board; and Boone County Homeland Security. Ron is also a member of Rev Up Madison and is Boone County's Lead Community Volunteer for the American Red Cross. Ron resides in Bob White with his wife Danna.
Sheila Combs
Sheila is a graduate of Sherman High School and West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She operated her own nursery business for 20 years before retiring in 2015. She has served on the Advisory Council for Catholic Charities of West Virginia and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Family Resource Network. Sheila is the founder and President of the Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group, who raised funds for and constructed the UBB Memorial Plaza in Whitesville, WV. The UBB Group continues to conduct various projects to help our local community. Sheila and her husband, Timothy, reside in Orgas.
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.
Paul Maynard
Board Member

Paul graduated from Marshfork High School and obtained an accounting degree from West Virginia State University. Paul worked 36 years in the coal mining industry before retiring in 2002. After retiring, he began a career at Whitesville State Bank where he worked until 2010. Paul has since been serving on the Board of Directors for Whitesville State Bank. Paul and his wife Marilyn reside in Seth. They have two daughters, Tammy Watson and Tricia McClung. Tammy and her husband Larry live in King, NC. Tricia, her husband Marshall, and three children live in Madison. Paul is enjoying retirement and loves to spend time with his family.
Angela Price
Board Member
Angela McGill Price was born in Homestead, PA (five miles outside of Pittsburgh) in 1956. Her father, Warren McGill, was a steel mill worker at US Steel. Her mother, Aurelia McGill, was a nurse's aid at West Penn Hospital. After graduating from Peabody High School in 1974, she pursed a BS in Elementary Education (science) from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation in 1978, she secured a teaching position in Boone County Schools. Angela taught a variety of courses in grades 3-6 throughout her 36 year tenure and she enjoyed every minute of it. But all good things must come to an end so in 2015, she retired. These days you can find Angela devoting her time to her husband, Randall, visiting her adult children and grandchildren in various cities and participating in community and church activities throughout Boone, Logan, and Kanawha Counties.
Dr. Matthew Dolan
Board Member
Matthew is a general dentist who works in Madison at Howell Dentistry and in Charleston at Dolan Family Dentistry. Matthew is a 2013 graduate of Scott High School and attended West Virginia University to obtain his undergraduate degree with a B.S. in biology. Matthew went on to graduate from West Virginia University's School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Matthew loves spending time with family and friends including his dogs Ellie, Ghany, Jerry, and Penny. Other hobbies include playing basketball, camping, working on his house, and traveling. Matthew currently lives in the Madison area with his wife Dr. Samantha Dolan. He looks forward to serving the people of Boone County in both his career and time outside of the dental profession.
Connie Phillips

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. She is an active member of the community, assisting groups such as Boone County 4-H, Appalachian Community Theatre, and S.T.A.G.E. She is also a member of H.S.T.A. Local Governing Board and the WVU Extension Service Committee.