Changing Lives, One Family at a Time! 


Petrina A. Carter, MTSD

Effective February 5, 2018, Tri County Community Action Agency, Inc. is pleased to welcome Petrina A. Carter, as the new President/CEO.  After the resignation of William J. Coleman, who successfully served the agency for eight years, Ms. Carter has taken the reigns. The TCCAA Board of Directors elected Ms. Carter with a unanimous vote, after an extensive search process for the perfect candidate. Ms. Carter maintains the background, skills, and passion to serve the Community that will lead the TCCAA to new levels of community based success.  Prior to joining the TCCAA family, Ms. Carter was the senior manager of the Virginia Emplyment Commission in Danville, Virginia. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in social services and is highly skilled at working and implementing policy regulations.  She is also skilled at determining eligibility for the services that TCCAA provides to improve quality of life for those in need.


Eager to launch her new journey, Carter states, “As I join the Tri-County Community-Action agency, as President and CEO, I am glad to bring my extensive expertise and experience in social services management and economic development in South side Virginia. I am also excited to continue the great work that Tri-County has implemented in Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Charlotte Counties. Together with Tri-County, I look forward to getting deeply involved in these communities and hearing from community members about their needs and aspirations for their community.”  Ms. Carter holds a Master of Science degree in Training and Development from University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC.


Contact Information

Tri-County Community Action                                         1176 Huell Mathews Highway                                         South Boston, VA 24592                                                   (434)575-7916(P)                                                                 (434)575-6060(F)                                                                                        


No Child Left Behind

Petrina Carter knows that to bring about change in the community, you must reach out to the parents, as well as the children. Taking the time to listen to what they have to say gives her a unique ability to match people with the available resources to change lives.

Active in the Community 

Petrina Carter talks to high school students in a “Presenting Yourself in the Wokplace” breakout session at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research during Career Day