Janice Brinager started with Coalfield CAP, Inc. in February 1977.  She has worked in a variety of capacities with the  Occupational Training Program, Job Training Program, Summer Youth Program, Student Employment Program, Workforce     


Investment Act Program, Welfare-to-Work Program and Employment Training Program.  Currently she is directly involved in   the daily implementation and supervision of the CSBG, ESG and SSVF grants.

 

Janice attended Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and has received numerous certifications and trainings during her tenure with Coalfield CAP.

 

Janice’s current position with the agency is Administrative Assistant.

Becky Blackburn began working with Coalfield CAP, Inc. in September 2007. She works with all of Coalfield CAP, Inc's programs. Becky's experience ranges from management in a technical support center to owning/operating her own business to working at a sister community action agency. 


Becky attended Morehead State University (Morehead, KY), where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Becky is a GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator).


Becky’s current position with the agency is Director of Human Resources.

Dalena Jewell has been with Coalfield Community Action Partnership since 1999.  She began working as a Head Start Family     Service Worker and served as Head Start Parent Involvement Coordinator as well as Senior Program Manager.  Dalena has     served as Director of Senior Services since October 2005.

 

Dalena attended Morehead State University (Morehead, KY), where she attained a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminology with an emphasis in Social Work.  She is also a WV SHIP counselor, which serves the aged and disabled population.

 

On behalf of Coalfield CAP, she has served with the WV Directors of Senior and Community Services, Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Florida Council on Aging.

                David Jewell 

                Director of Finance

Donna Todd began working with Coalfield CAP, Inc. in August 1999.  She works with the Head Start Program in Mingo County, providing comprehensive early childhood services for 3-4 year old children enrolled in the Head Start Program. She has worked in a variety of capacities with Coalfield CAP including: Day Care Assistant Teacher; Family Service Worker; Disabilities/Mental Health Specialist; Family Services Coordinator and County Director. 


Donna attended Morehead State University (Morehead, KY), where she attained a Bachelor’s Associate degree in University Studies, with focus coursework in Social Work, and subsequently earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree from Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY). She is an LPCA (Licensed Professional Counseling Associate). Donna’s current position with the agency is County Director (Mingo) with the Head Start Program. 

Ida-Leah Wilson began here employment with Coalfield CAP, Inc., as a Family Services Manager in November 2007. She has worked in family services with the Head Start Program for the past ten years. Ida’s current position with the agency is McDowell County Head Start Director.

 

Ida-Leah attended Marshall University (Huntington, WV), where she attained a Bachelor degree in Social Work, and subsequently earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree from Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY). She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). ​​

Tim Salmons has been with Coalfield Community Action since June, 2000.  He began as Director of Finance and Administration, and has served in a variety of positions including Interim Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director.  Tim has served as Executive Director since the autumn of 2007.

 Tim received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Pikeville College in 1993, with majors in both Accounting and Management.  He became a Certified Public Accountant in February, 1997.  From 1993 through 2000, Tim worked as an Accountant in the Coal Industry.

On behalf of Coalfield CAP, he has served on the Board of Directors for the WV Head Start Association, WV Community Action Partnership, WV Directors of Seniors & Community Services, Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross – Tug Valley Chapter, WVU Extension Office – Mingo County, Emergency Food & Shelter Program; as well as numerous other groups and committees.

Karen Browning has been employed with Coalfield CAP, Inc., coordinating early childhood services for 3-4 year old children, since November 1983. She has worked in a variety of capacities with the Head Start Program that include: Classroom Teacher; Parent Involvement Coordinator; Education Specialist; Family Services Coordinator and Head Start Director. She has also worked with the Energy Express/Summer Food Service Program that provides literacy activities for children during the summer months as well as nutritionally sound meals.


Karen attended Berea College (Berea, KY), where she attained a Bachelor’s Associate degree in English, with focus coursework in Child Development, and subsequently earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree from Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, KY). She has earned a Child Development Specialist Certification (CDS), an LPCA (Licensed Professional Counseling Associate) and an NCC (National Certified Counselor) with the National Board of Certified Counselors. Karen’s community involvement includes being a member of the Rotary Club of Matewan; Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 Committee Member; and serving on the Board of Directors for the Matewan Historic Society, Depot Replica Museum and Magnolia Fair Board.

Karen’s current position with the agency is Director of Children’s Programs with the Head Start Program.

                Karen Browning 

                Director of Children’s Programs

                                   

David Jewell has been serving as the Director of Finance for Coalfield CAP since November of 2007. David has worked in many areas of accounting since 1997.  David’s past experience has been in the oil/gas industry, the tourism industry and most recently as the first Director of Finance for the Eastern KY Exposition Center.

 

David attended Pikeville College (Pikeville, KY), where he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management and attained his Master’s of Business through Morehead State University (Morehead, KY) in May 2013.  Davidis involved in several community organizations:  University of Pikeville Alumni Board, Tug Valley Lions Club (Treasurer) and Family Resources Network (Board Treasurer).

Donna Todd 

County Director - Mingo County

Becky Blackburn

Director of Human Resources


Dalena Jewell

Director of Senior Services

               Tim Salmons 

                Executive Director


 

Janice Brinager

Administrative Assistant


Ida-Leah Wilson

County Director - McDowell County

                                      

                                  

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