Board of Directors
  • Joan Sherif, Chairperson, Northwestern Regional Libraries

  • Ann Watts, Vice Chairperson, Retired

  • Jen de Ridder, Treasurer, YMCA Camp Hanes  

  • Arden Browder, Secretary, Retired

  • Stacey Elmes, Director, Stokes Co. Dept. of Social Services

  • Dr. Brad Rice, Superintendent, Stokes County Schools

  • Ronnie Mendenhall, Stokes County Commissioner

  • Rhonda Wrenn, Director of YVEDDI Head Start

  • Derek Edwards, Stokes Family YMCA

  • Stephanie Shockley, Forsyth Tech

  • Pat Messick, Stokes County Board of Education 

  • Jeannie Harris, NewBridge Bank

  • Donna Boyles, Retired

  • Tammy Martin, Stokes County Health Department

  • Derrick Vickers, Insight Human Services

  • Debbie Merritt, Retired

  • Cindy S. Tuttle, Executive Director, Ext. 140

  • Wanda Craig, Administrative Assistant & Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coordinator, Ext. 141

  • Lisa Dillon, Workforce Innovation to Support Early Education (WISEE) Coordinator, Ext. 166

  • Shannon Cox, NC Pre-K Coordinator & Program Manager, Ext. 147

  • Anne Moser, Finance Manager, Ext. 146

  • Shanda M. Cox, KidSource Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator and Behavior and Inclusion Support Specialist, Ext. 168

  • Holly Warner, Early Childhood Specialist, Ext. 143

Staff Directory

Stokes Partnership for Children, Inc.
151 Jefferson Church Road, Suite 104
PO Box 2319
King, NC 27021
Phone: 336-985-2676
Fax: 336-985-3302
Email: buildingfoundations@stokespfc.com
Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

*Due to COVID-19, we are currently in the office and open to the public Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Wednesdays and Fridays we are working remotely from home, but are still available to help you via email

or by leaving a voicemail. 

We ask that you to please wear a mask when you come into our office. 

The Stokes Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization led by local volunteers, designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Stokes County, North Carolina.

The Stokes Partnership for Children...

  • administers Smart Start and NC Pre-K funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their families.

  • is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children.

  • educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.

Our Mission Statement: Building foundations for young children to succeed through a partnership of families, communities and businesses.

Vision Statement: Each child reaches his or her potential and is prepared for success.

You can find us here!