Smart Start of Partnership for Children is governed by an active Board of Directors representing parents, health care, public agencies, private businesses, communities of faith, child care centers, educational institutions, civic organizations and concerned citizens. Board Members are volunteers who contribute their expertise, professional resources and time to building a stronger future for Henderson County.

2023-2024 Board of Directors


Chair – Cynthia Wilcox, Independent Insurance Agent

Vice Chair – Summer Stipe, Owner, Crafted by Juniper

Treasurer – Amber McFee-Blanco, First Bank

Secretary - Honey Burrell, Community Member


Board Members

Jessica Bentley, WNC Bridge Foundation

Kim Berry, Henderson County Department of Public Health

Honey Burrell, Community Member

Michael Burrell, Community Member

Jennifer Kinney, Carolina HR

Terry Maybin, Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center

Amber McFee-Blanco, First Bank

Laci Ott, Parent of Young Children

Sherri Pridmore, Community Member

Rebecca Reid, Community Member

Summer Stipe, Crafted by Juniper

Heather Taylor, Town of Fletcher

Lisa Whitney, Henderson County Public Library

Cynthia Wilcox, Independent Insurance Agent


 2023-2024 Meeting Schedule for the Smart Start Board of Directors

Thursday, August 24, 2023, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 8:30 AM


Smart Start Meetings are open to the public unless closed for a confidential discussion. For information about meeting logistics, please contact Erica Woodall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..