Matthew Harvey served as the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney. He is a graduate of Bluefield State College and Appalachian School of Law. During his professional career, he was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Berkeley and Kanawha County. Mr. Harvey has also worked in private practice and was most recently the managing partner of Taylor & Harvey. He is past President of the Young Professionals of the Eastern Panhandle, former Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, and a current member of the Jefferson/Berkeley Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Margaret Walker is Regional Coordinator for the WV Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Ms. Walker encourages law enforcement to participate in traffic safety initiatives and brings educational awareness to program the community. Of the many traffic safety initiatives, she coordinates, her passion is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD's) mission to, “Reduce Impaired Driving deaths to zero”. She has been a volunteer speaker for the Victim Impact Presentation (VIP) since 2004, following the death of her only child in 2002.
Gil Heiman has been a resident of
Jefferson County since 2015. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a
M.Div. in Theology and a M.A. in Political Science & Government
from Marquette University. He serves as a volunteer for Prison
Ministry and Transition Assistance Services for Catholic Charities.
He co-founded the Hop in the Darkness Project, a non-profit
organization that provides juvenile counseling services.
Pete Dougherty was elected Sheriff of Jefferson County in 2013. He is Treasurer of the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Board, as well as Jefferson County. Sheriff Dougherty serves on the Board of Directors of the WV Sheriff's Association and a member of the WV Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention, WV Association of County Officials, and past President of the WV Magistrates Association. Sheriff Dougherty holds a B.S. degree from Davis and Elkins College, where also serves on their Board of Trustees.
Christopher P. Stroech, Esq. received his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2003, and graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor Degree in Political Science and History from West Virginia University in 2000. He is graduate of Jefferson High School and resides in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Mr. Stroech is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
Alexander White works for the Board of Education in Jefferson County where he serves as the Coordinator of At-Risk Educational Programs and is a liaison to the homeless community. He is a certified Ukeru instructor, which specializes in trauma informed care, serves as the chairperson for the county level wellness committee, is the regional director of the AmeriCorps volunteer program, is an active member of the treatment team for the Adult Drug Court in Jefferson County, and is the high school golf coach. In addition, he is a part-time photographer, the connection group coordinator at his church in Shepherdstown, and - most importantly - enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, along with the family dogs. Mr. White obtained his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s in Administration from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He has been serving on the board of directors for 3 years.