Kate Keller - President

Kate Keller is the President of The Harvest Foundation, located in Martinsville, VA.  Kate joined the Foundation in July 2020 after serving as the Vice President for Strategy and Policy for Interact for Health, a regional health-focused foundation serving Greater Cincinnati. 

During her more than twenty-year tenure at Interact for Health, she implemented several initiatives totaling over $22 million. She brought school-based health centers to the region, opening 24 SBHCs by 2012.  Kate was one of the region’s leading Affordable Care Act and healthcare experts speaking to businesses and community groups about the effects of the law. She developed and lead Interact’s policy efforts, including the Medicaid expansion analysis that assisted advocates in expanding Medicaid in Ohio.  

Kate is a member of the 39th class of Leadership Cincinnati. She was named 40 under 40 in 2010 by the Cincinnati Business Courier and received the 2012 National Outstanding Achievement Award from the School-Based Health Alliance. In 2012, Kate was named as a Terrance Keenan Emerging Leader Fellow from Grantmakers in Health.

Additionally, Kate serves on the board of Sovah Health, and previously on the boards of Springer School, Philanthropy Ohio, Tri-State Veteran’s Community Alliance, and School-Based Health Alliance.

Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 120

F. DeWitt House, Jr. - Senior Program Officer

DeWitt brings over 30 years of experience to the Foundation in the field of education, having formerly served as teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, and most recently as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for the Henry County Public School system. DeWitt is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University and received his master's degree in education from Radford University in 1989. He enjoys reading, playing golf, and is a passionate and die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. DeWitt resides in Henry County with his son, Evan.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 114

Sheryl Agee - Senior Operating Officer

Sheryl joined the Foundation in February 2013 as Grants Administrator. Prior to her position as senior operating officer, she served as impact officer/team leader, responsible for evaluating the impact of the Foundation's investments in the community and working with local organizations and partners to identify new opportunities to promote positive results in addressing community needs.

Before joining the Harvest Foundation, Sheryl was Director of the MHC Smart Beginnings early childhood coalition with the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville. She also previously worked in Human Resources and Communication for the VF Corporation. Sheryl earned her Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University in 2012.

She serves on the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Community Investment Committee and works with her church children and youth programs at First Baptist Church - Ridgeway. She and her husband, Billy, reside in Ridgeway with their two children, Taylor and Josh.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 116

India Brown - Program Officer

India brings a wealth of experience and talent to the Harvest Foundation from her work in the nonprofit and education sectors. She is one of the Foundation's three program officers, managing inquiries and reviews of preliminary grant applications, working with grant-seekers to develop solid projects, and providing technical support for local organizations and nonprofits. India was a former intern with the Foundation in 2011, and comes to Harvest from the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville, where she served as director of the HEY (Help Engage Youth) Collaborative. She's also worked as an instructor for Piedmont Community Services, and as a substitute teacher and career development coordinator for Henry County Public Schools. India serves on Martinsville City's Board of Zoning Appeals and is a member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She and her husband Matthew live in Martinsville with their Wheaten Terrier named Teddy. 

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 112

Georgia Compton - Controller

As the Controller, Georgia is responsible for general accounting, financial reporting and analysis, grant financial management, benefits and human resource management.

Georgia brings over 20 years of experience in financial management. A lifelong resident of Martinsville-Henry County, she is a 1984 graduate of Patrick Henry Community College and a 1992 graduate of Averett College, where she graduated cum laude with her B.S. in Accounting.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 111

Kim Harris - Executive Assistant

Kim's responsibilities with the Foundation consist of primary administrative support to the President and the Board of Directors to ensure efficient logistical and program support for the operations of the organization. She brings over 34 years of experience in administrative support to this position. Kim worked for over 24 years with Piedmont Trust Bank in Martinsville, Virginia, where she served in several capacities including Trust Administrative support, Executive Assistant, and Administrative Assistant. Most recently, Kim was the Trust Administrative Associate for American National Bank and Trust Company.

A lifelong resident of Patrick County, Kim is a graduate of Patrick Henry Community College.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 113

Latala Hodges - Director of Communications

Latala brings a diverse background in higher education, public information, foundations and the press to her job as the director of communications at the Harvest Foundation. She works directly with grantee organizations and collaborates with many foundation stakeholders, including members of its staff and board of directors. She also plans, prepares, and oversees the production of Harvest's communications using its website, the news media, social media, and other avenues, and she works with local and regional media to tell Harvest's story. Latala most recently worked in communications at Patrick Henry Community College and with its foundation, and she also has been a newspaper reporter and copy editor.

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 118

Stacy Peters - Grants Administrator

Stacy comes to The Harvest Foundation with experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She serves as the Foundation's grants administrator, managing the grants process and working closely with the program team to direct the grant proposal process and evaluate prospective grantees. Stacy comes to the Foundation from New College Foundation where she served as the coordinator of corporate and community events. She previously worked at Norfolk Southern Corporation as the supervisor of purchasing and maintenance of way. Stacy received her bachelor of business administration degree from Radford University and also completed the Martinsville-Henry County Leadership Development Program through the Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Martinsville with her husband J.D. and their son Luke. 

Phone: (276) 632-3329 ext. 110


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