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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors


Chair – Jonathan Temple, Hubbell Commercial & Industrial

Vice Chair – Shannon Marlowe, Henderson County Public School System

Treasurer – Cynthia Wilcox, Independent Insurance Agent

Secretary - Honey Burrell, Community Member


Board Members

Jessica Bentley, WNC Bridge Foundation

Kim Berry, Henderson County Department of Public Health

Preston Blakely, Quality Janitorial

Honey Burrell, Community Member

Michael Burrell, Community Member

Judy Cyphers, Community Member

Elizabeth Holbert, State Employee's Credit Union

Renay Knapp, Henderson County Cooperative Extension

Janice Mager, Community Member

Shannon Marlowe, Henderson County Public Schools

Terry Maybin, Tomorrow's Hope Child Development Center

Amber McFee-Blanco, First Bank

Cindy Montgomery, Child Care Resources, Inc.

Laci Ott, Parent of Young Children

Summer Stipe, Henderson County Education Foundation

Jonathan Temple, Hubbell Commercial & Industrial

 David White, Western Carolina Community Action

Lisa Whitney, Henderson County Public Library

Cynthia Wilcox, Independent Insurance Agent


2021-2022 Meeting Schedule for the Smart Start Board of Directors

Thursday, August 26 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, October 28 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, December 9 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, February 24 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, April 28 at 8:30 AM

Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 AM

Smart Start Meetings are open to the public unless closed for a confidential discussion. With the recent stay at home orders related to the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual meetings are planned for the foreseeable future. For more information or to request access to a virtual meeting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..