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

  • Erin Bruker

    Executive Assistant

  • Terrence Carter

    Director of Human Resources

  • Griffin Dampier

    Director of Technology Services

  • Joanna Erny

    Chief of Staff

  • Theresa Hettinger

    HR Generalist / Benefits

  • Michael Johnson

    Operations Coordinator

  • Courtney Kaelin

    Manager of Databases

  • Brandon McReynolds

    Director of Public Policy

  • Liz McQuillen

    Chief Policy Officer

  • Pam Ottersbach

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

  • John Sands

    Director of Operations

Community Impact Team

  • Gabrielle Benfield

    Manager of Equity and Impact Operations

    Metro United Way

  • Kennedy Bibb

    Manager of Developmental Screening

  • Julie Bowie

    Assistant, Developmental Screening

  • Ashley Brandt

    Director of Thriving Kids

  • Kimberly Broecker

    Manager, Developmental Screening

  • TJ Delahanty

    Senior Manager, Youth Success

  • Trent Findley

    Director of Equitable Community

  • Robert E. Gunn Jr.

    Chief Equity and Impact Officer

  • DeWana Hadder

    Senior Manager, Basic Needs

  • Elliott Kelly

    Senior Manager of Equitable Community

  • Kaitlin Lacefield

    Manager of Early Care and Education

  • Cindy Lehnert

    Senior Manager Community Investment Operations

  • Melissa Nelson

    Manager of Education

  • John Nevitt

    Senior Manager, Economic Mobility

  • Niels Piepgrass

    Senior Manager, Equity and Impact Analytics

  • Johnecia Seay

    Manager of United Community

Community Development Team

  • August Anderson

    Development Operations Manager

  • Alice Barnett

    Individual Giving Coordinator

  • Jeremy Jarvi

    Chief Development Officer

  • Amy Martin

    Corporate Giving Coordinator

  • Sarah Santee

    Director of Individual Giving

  • Tim Sanders

    Labor Liaison

  • Christinia Scott

    Senior Manager, Corporate Donor Stewardship

  • Matt Simons

    Director of Corporate Giving

  • Jenna Tobbe

    Coordinator of Grant Management

  • Laura Tornes

    Senior Manager of Grant Development

  • Donna Wooten

    Director, Development Operations

  • Mellissa Yeagle

    Grants Director

Marketing and Communications team

  • Alex Clark

    Strategic Marketing Director

  • Taysha Farley

    Senior Event Marketing Manager

  • Laurel Mallory

    Digital Content Manager

  • Melody Murphy

    Chief Brand Officer

  • Margaret Seifert

    Director of Engagement

  • Dulce Solorio

    Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement

  • Jill Young

    Marketing Operations Director

Finance Team

  • Lynn Armstrong

    Manager of Revenue Processing

  • Shawna Atwell

    Revenue Processing Assistant

  • Phillip Bond

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Lisa Breit

    Accounting Director

  • Malissa Love

    Finance Assistant

  • Debbie Polston

    Accounts Payable Assistant

  • Sandra Watson

    Director, Revenue Processing

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