Petrina A. Carter, MTSD


Changing lives, one family at a time!


The Tri County Community Action Agency, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Petrina A. Carter to the position of President / CEO for Tri County Community Action Agency, Inc., effective February 5, 2018.  Ms. Carter takes over after the resignation of William J. Coleman, who successfully worked at the helm for eight dedicated years.  Ms. Carter secured the unanimous election from the TCCAA Board of Directors. The hiring of the new President / CEO was the culmination of an extensive search process. The board members and search committee are delighted to have found an individual with the background, skills, and passion of giving to the community to lead TCCAA to new levels of community based success, brand building and more community engagement.


Ms. Carter was most recently Senior Manager of the Virginia Employment Commission in Danville, Virginia and brought on board to transition the agency to success for what lies ahead. Ms. Carter brings to her new position 25+ years of working experience in social services and is extremely skilled at working and implementing policy regulations. Carter is highly knowledgeable in determining eligibility for services to improve living conditions of those in need. Eager to launch her new journey, Carter states, “As I join the Tri-County Community Action Agency, as President / CEO, I am glad to bring my extensive expertise and experience in social services management and economic development in Southside 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”.

Mrs. 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 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.


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tri County Community Action, changing lives one at a time!

Active in the community

Petrina Carter talks to high school students in a "Presenting Yourself in the Workplace" breakout session at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research during Career Day

No child left behind...

Petrine A. Carter knows that to effect 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.