WCC Sparks Foundation Board

The Wallace Campus Foundation was established in 1992 to support general advancement, scholarships, humanities programming, and health and life sciences expansion. Monies raised by the Foundation are designated to assist Wallace Campus students with scholarship opportunities. The Board of Directors consists of community leaders from Houston and surrounding counties. The Wallace Foundation Board Members link below directs you to the Board Members information.

Mr. Beau Benton
Immediate Past Chair

Beau Benton serves as President of Larry Blumberg and Associates. Read More

Mr. Robert Rhoades

Rob is the President of Diamond-R-Electric in Enterprise, Alabama. Read More

Mr. Jim Dennis
Chair Elect

Jim is the Chief Executive Officer for Extendicare Health & Rehabilitation Center. Read More

Mrs. Suzanne Woods

Suzanne is the CEO at Dothan Hematology & Oncology. Read More

Mr. Jeff Brannon

Jeff Brannon is the CEO of Flowers Hospital. Read More

Mr. Kelly Colbert

Kelly Colbert is the President of Covenant Steel in Dothan. Read More

Mr. John Coleman

John is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Coleman Worldwide Moving, LLC. Read More

Mr. Dwight Gamble

Dwight is the President and CEO of HNB First Bank and has been there for 30 years. Read More

Mr. Charles F. Harper

Charlie is the Chairman and President of Commercial Bank of Ozark. Read More

Mrs. Emily Heersink

Emily is a native of Maine. After graduating from Wellesley College, she worked in the editorial department of Harper Collins Publishers in New York City. Read More

Mr. O. Lewis Humphrey

Lew is a retired EVP from the financial services segment of Fortune 200 Textron, which counts among its world class brands Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft. Read More

Mr. Pete A. McInish

Pete is an attorney in Dothan and has served on the Board since 2008. Read More

Mr. David Money

David is the Henry County Probate Judge and Commission Chair. Read More

Mr. Harrison Morris

Harrison is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Servis1st Bank in Dothan. Read More

Mr. Charles Owens

Charles is the Vice Chair of Construction Partners, Inc. Read More

Mr. Vic Pemberton

Vic serves as President and General Manager of The Pepi Companies. Read More

Mr. Ron Watson

Ron is Managing Member of Watson & Downs Investments. Read More

Dr. J. Wade Whatley
Vice Chair

Wade graduated from UAB Dental School in 2011 and owns Whatley Family Dentistry in Abbeville, Alabama. Read More

Dr. James R. Chasteen

James served on the Foundation Board for 17 years. Read More

Mr. Charles Edward Coggins

Charles is retired from AAA Cooper Transportation as Vice-president of Administration and Finance. Read More

Dr. Linda C. Young
Ex Officio

Dr. Linda C. Young has served as a president in the Alabama Community College System since 1988 when she was appointed president of Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula. Read More

Dr. Tracy Brooks
Ex Officio

Dr. Tracy Brooks has been with Wallace Community College since 2007. Read More


Burt Smithart is the Circuit Court Judge for Barbour and Bullock Counties. He joined the Sparks Foundation Board in August 2002 and is currently serving as Chair. He says,“The resources that Wallace provides our area can do more to improve the quality of life of our citizens than any other single entity. Our job as a board member is to be sure that people know about what is available.”