Workshops, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds from throughout the community. Our Board members serve for four year terms. The Board offers support and guidance to the organization, and provides the governance and fiscal oversight required for an organization to succeed.

2016 Officers


Matthew Penfield President
Haley Montgomery President-Elect
Joel Blackstock Treasurer
Marta Self Secretary
Bart Trench Immediate Past President

 2016 Directors


David Blackmon Architect – Blackmon Rogers Architects
Joel Blackstock Architect – Williams Blackstock Architects
Peter Burke Attorney, Burke Harvey, LLC
Anne Luckie Cobb Spanish Teacher, local preschools
Wendy Evesque SVP and Chief HR Officer, Protective Life
Kevin Gammill GM,  AL Power Projects & Construction, Southern Company
Damita Hill Jefferson State Community College
Martha Johnston Retired, Southern Progress
James Kennemer President, Vision Research Corp.
Chris Kramer CIO, Brasfield & Gorrie
Haley Montgomery Director of Marketing and Partner Development, TekLinks
Matthew Penfield Attorney, Bressler Amery & Ross
John R. Prewitt President, J.R. Prewitt & Associates
James M. Proctor, II (Jim) General Counsel, McWane, Inc.
Martha Anne Rich Psychologist in private practice
Marta Self SVP, Office of Resolution Planning, Regions Bank
Barbara Sirmans Retired, Birmingham Public Library
Bill Stribling Owner & President, Sullivan Service
Bart Trench Human Resources Partner, Protective Life

Ex Officio Members


Susan C. Crow Executive Director
Nick Votava Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

Director Emeritus


Gerald Chandler Gerald Chandler & Associates