Meet Our Team

Not only do we have a team that aspires to make our region a prime example of how communities can be, we also have a team that has the talent, drive, and resourcefulness to make it happen.

We strive to reflect our community and embed diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. Read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion statement here.

Cultural Values

  • Champion Equity

    Commits to operationalizing and integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into our culture every day, because without equity our other values are incomplete.

  • Break Through

    Demonstrates courage, innovation, and resiliency by embracing change, and encouraging and taking action on new ideas.

  • Build Up

    Cultivates growth in self, colleagues, and community through succeeding AND failing forward.

  • Own It

    Takes personal responsibility and accountability for one’s role and actions.

  • Think We Before Me

    Prioritizes team and community over self. Be a constant ambassador of MUW both inside and out of the office.

Executive office

  • Adria Johnson

    President and CEO

    Metro United Way

  • Brandon McReynolds

    Public Policy Research Manager

  • Erin Bruker

    Executive Assistant

  • Joanna Erny

    Chief of Staff

  • Mandy Simpson

    Chief Policy Officer

Community Impact Team

  • Angela Ditsler

    Senior Director, Impact

  • Antonio Readus

    Manager of Educational Supports

  • Ashley Brandt

    Director of Early Care and Education

  • Cindy Lehnert

    Senior Manager Community Investment Operations

  • Colleen Reilly

    Project Manager, Financial Independence

  • DeWana Hadder

    Director, United Community

  • Dulce Solorio

    Manager of Corporate Volunteer Engagement

  • Gabrielle Benfield

    Impact Assistant

    Metro United Way

  • John Nevitt

    Director, Economic Mobility

  • Johnecia Seay

    United Community Coordinator

  • Julie Bowie

    Assistant, Developmental Screening

  • Kimberly Broecker

    Manager, Developmental Screening

  • Malissa Love

    Finance & Equity Assistant

  • Melissa Nelson

    Manager of Early Care and Education

  • Margaret Seifert

    Director of Engagement

  • Michelle Elsby

    Community Impact Operations Specialist

  • Pam Ottersbach

    Director, Southern Indiana

  • Rita Cameron

    Community Impact Assistant II

  • Robert E. Gunn Jr.

    Chief Equity and Impact Officer

  • TJ Delahanty

    Senior Manager, Youth Success

  • Trent Findley

    Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Community Development Team

  • Alice Barnett

    Shared Development Assistant

  • Amy Martin

    Development Assistant

  • Danielle Walters

    Grant Writer

  • Donna Wooten

    Senior Director of Development

  • Laura Tornes

    Senior Manager of Grant Development

  • Melissa Cummings

    Director of Regional Development

  • Mellissa Yeagle

    Grants Director

  • Peggy Schnell

    Development Specialist

  • Sabeen Nasim

    Chief Development Officer

  • Sarah Santee

    Senior Manager, Core Cluster

  • Stacy Neely

    Development Assistant

  • Stephen Whitehead

    Development Director for Shelby, Bullitt and Oldham Counties

  • Tim Sanders

    Labor Liaison

  • Vahid Mockon

    Senior Manager for Major and Legacy Gifts

Database and Analytics Team

  • Amanda Weegens

    Development Insights Manager

  • Ben Donlon

    Chief Analytics Officer

  • Courtney Kaelin

    Database Coordinator

  • Griffin Dampier

    Director of Technology Services

  • Niels Piepgrass

    Community Data Analyst

  • Tom Black

    Director of Analytics

  • Stephanie Burton

    Director of Databases

Operations Team

  • John Sands

    Director of Operations

  • Terrence Carter

    Director of Human Resources

  • Theresa Hettinger

    HR Generalist

  • Whitney Holland

    Operations Coordinator

Finance Team

  • Debbie Polston

    Accounts Payable Assistant

  • John Fasteen


  • Lisa Breit

    Accounting Director

  • Lynn Armstrong

    Manager of Revenue Processing

  • Phaedra Walker

    Revenue Processing Assistant

  • Phillip Bond

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Sandra Taylor

    Director, Revenue Processing

  • Shawna Atwell

    Revenue Processing Assistant

Marketing and communications team

  • Alex Clark

    Strategic Marketing Director

  • Jill Young

    Marketing Operations Director

  • Laurel Mallory

    Digital Content Manager

  • Melody Murphy

    Chief Brand Officer

  • Taysha Farley

    Event Marketing Manager


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