Kellie Gunnoe, Executive Director

A wife. A mom. An advocate. A volunteer.

I lived with my grandparents as a child before entering foster care as a teenager. I aged out of the foster care system when I turned age 18. In 2015, I graduated Concord University with my master’s in social work. For eight years, I worked with a foster care agency in different roles, from direct service to consultation, to program and policy implementation.
The value of relationships in communities is vital, families cannot thrive alone, they need people in their corner and connection.
We can accomplish more together, in synergy, than we can alone in contempt, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
The goal for the Family Support Center is to build strong communities of families that can pull the next generation up to be stronger.

Phylecia Martin, Youth Services Coordinator

My name is Phylecia Martin and I am the Youth Services Coordinator here at the Raleigh County Family Support Center. I love helping the community and have worked as a volunteer with various organizations in the area. I am a wife and mother of 2 wonderful kids. I enjoy crafting, reading, and kayak with my family when I am not working. I have a friendly personality that I try to pass on to anyone else I can to make their day a little brighter. I love to help anyone and cannot wait to help the youth and families in the county through the Raleigh County Family Support Center find their voice and better the community!

Brad Whittenbarger, Family Services Coordinator

I am Bradleigh Whittenbarger, the Family Support Center Specialist at the Raleigh County Family Support Center. I moved to West Virginia in Fall, 2016 and have a passion for helping others. Having worked within various school environments, I discovered a desire to build and strengthen communities within Raleigh County to empower children and their families. Since then, my goal has been to use my skills and experience to assist others and create a better life for everyone.

During my free time, I like to read books, fish, and drink coffee. My wife and I are the proud owners of two dogs and two cats. I am currently attending school to get my degree in computer science.

“Never underestimate the power of a good cup of coffee.” – Ursula Vernon