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Harvest Foundation welcomes new grants administrator, program officer

MARTINSVILLE – The Harvest Foundation announced a new addition to its staff, Stacy Peters, who will serve as the foundation’s grants administrator and India Brown as a program officer.

“We are delighted to welcome Stacy to the Harvest Foundation family as the new grants administrator,” said Allyson Rothrock, Harvest Foundation president. “She brings a wealth of experience from the corporate sector as well as the nonprofit sector that will serve her well in this position. I believe they will make a great team as Stacy begins her position and as India transitions to program officer. India has spearheaded our foundation’s policies and procedures for grants administration, and we can’t wait to see her accomplishments as Harvest’s newest program officer.”  

Peters said after working in the corporate sector for more than a decade, it’s a joy to live and work in her hometown and support her community.

“I’ve lived in Martinsville and Henry County my entire life and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else,” she said. “I decided to focus on helping improve and support my hometown, and working for the Harvest Foundation will allow me to do just that. I am excited and honored to be part of the Harvest team that invests in my community and will enhance the life and opportunities for my family and friends.”

Peters most recently worked as the coordinator of corporate and community events for New College Foundation.

She previously worked at Norfolk Southern Corporation as the supervisor of purchasing and maintenance of way.

She 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.

Brown, who joined the foundation in 2016 as the grants administrator, will move into the role of program officer.

She said she’s grateful to be part of the Harvest Foundation family and looks forward to supporting the community in her new position.

“I am very passionate about the work of the Foundation and excited to continue supporting its role in enhancing the lives of all Martinsville-Henry County citizens,” she said. “Most of all, I look forward to cultivating relationships with new and current community members and organizations as we all work together for the betterment of our community. Brown has worked as director of the HEY (Help Engage Youth) Collaborative at the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville, as an instructor for Piedmont Community Services, and career development coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.

She also serves on the Martinsville City Schools Endowment Board and the Patrick County Education Foundation.

She’s a former member of the Piedmont Arts’ Board of Directors and served on the Youth Council for the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.

Brown received her bachelor of arts in English language and literature from the University of Virginia.

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