Board of Directors

United Way Board of Directors are responsible for the strategic direction, oversight and governance of United Way of Denton County.  United Way of Denton County board members selflessly donate their time, talent and financial support for an elected term of three years.  

2015 - 2016 Executive Committee
Mr. Greg Sawko, Board Chair
Mr. Lyle Dresher, Board Chair-elect
Dr. Sheri Dragoo, Past Board Chair

Mr. Mark Merki, Treasurer
Ms. Sherri McDade, Secretary
Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Campaign Chair
Ms. Carol Kyer, Campaign Chair-Elect
Mr. Ray Croff, Community Investment Chair
Dr. Bettye Myers, Partnership Development Co-Chair

Ms. Ellen Painter, Partnership Development Co-Chair
Mr. John Cabrales, Marketing and Communications Chair

2015 - 2016 Board of Directors
Ms. Jo Ann Ballantine, Retired, Project Coordinator/Journalism, University of North Texas
Ms. Laura Behrens, Fire Marshal, City of Denton Fire Department
Dr. Jack Becker, Associate Professor, Information Systems, University of North Texas
Dr. Derrell Bulls, Retired, Texas Woman's University
Mr. John Cabrales, Assistant City Manager, City of Denton
Ms. Dawn Cobb, Editor, The Cross Timbers Gazette

Mr. Ray Croff, Managing Partner, Turtle Creek Financial Group
Mr. Tim Crouch, President, The Crouch Group
Ms. Mariella Cudd, Owner, Cudd Realty Inc.
Dr. Mary Curtis, Professor, Department of Accounting, University of North Texas
Mr. Ray David Jr., President, Point Bank
Dr. Sheri L. Dragoo, Associate Professor, Program in Fashion & Textile, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Lyle H. Dresher, Retired, Town Administrator, Town of Argyle
Mr. Andy Eads, Commissioner Precinct 4, Denton County
Mr. Chuck Engle, Retired, Director, Employee Relations and Staffing, Sally Beauty Holdings
Ms. Patrice Frisby, Development Officer-Annual Giving, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Richard Godoy, Family Services Coordinator, City of Denton Police Department
Ms. Debby Grigsby, Senior Vice President - Retail Market Manager, Meridian Bank Texas
Dr. Tim Harris, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Mr. Michael Heines, Group Vice President, Sally Beauty Holdings
Dr. Linda Holloway, Chair, Dept. of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation, University of North Texas
Mr. Lee Howell, Chief of Police, City of Denton
Ms. Carol Kyer, Community Volunteer
Ms. Jacqueline Jackson, Executive Director, Denton Public School Foundation
Ms. Kit King, Retired
Mr. Jeff Lawrence, Chief Operations Officer, Denton Regional Medical Center
Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Senior Vice President, First State Bank
Mr. Ernie McCraw, Retired, Director of Merchandising, Sally Beauty Holdings
Ms. Sherri McDade, CEO, Denton Housing Authority
Mr. Glen McKenzie, President, DATCU Credit Union
Ms. Janie McLeod, Community Events Coordinator, City of Denton Parks & Recreation Department
Mr. Mark Merki, Certified Public Accountant, Merki & Associates

Dr. Bettye Myers, Professor, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Robin Myles, Executive Assistant, City of Denton
Dr. Robert Neely, Provost, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Ellen Painter, Community Relations - Contractor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Mr. Mark Pullam, Associate Director, University of North Texas Career Center
Mr. Andre "Frenchy" Rheault, Owner, Frenchy's Lawn and Tree Service

Ms. Nancie Rodems, Director of Human Resources, Sally Beauty Holdings
Ms. Teresa Sato, Human Resources Director, Peterbilt Motors
Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Attorney, Sawko and Burroughs, P.C.
Mr. Douglas VanZuiden, Assistant Plant Manager, Peterbilt Motors
Ms. Meleia Waschka, Vice President - Community Banking District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Dr. Jeff Williams, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Denton
Ms. Joye Williams, Community Volunteer
Dr. Jamie Wilson, Superintendent, Denton ISD


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