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.  

2014-2015 Executive Committee
Dr. Sheri Dragoo, Board Chair
Mr. Greg Sawko, Board Chair-elect
Mr. Mark Merki, Treasurer
Ms. Sherri McDade, Secretary
Mr. Lyle Dresher, Campaign Chair
Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Campaign Chair-elect
Mr. Ray Croff, Community Investment Chair
Dr. Bettye Myers, Partnership Development Co-Chair

Mr. Lee Ramsey, Partnership Development Co-Chair
Mr. John Cabrales, Marketing and Communications Chair
Ms. Dawn Cobb, Past Board Chair

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. Carol Christian, Vice President, First State Bank
Ms. Dawn Cobb, Editor, The Cross Timbers Gazette

Ms. Chalese Connors, Director of Athletics, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Ray Croff, Vice President, Private Client Division, 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
Mr. Bob Dickson, Denton County Regional President, NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas
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, Vice President - Denton Retail Market Manager, Meridian Bank Texas
Dr. Linda Holloway, Chair, Dept. of Rehabilitation, Social Work & Addictions, University of North Texas
Mr. Lee Howell, Chief of Police, City of Denton
Ms. Carol Kyer, Community Volunteer
Ms. Jackie Jackson, Executive Director, Denton Public School Foundation
Ms. Kit King, Retired
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
Ms. Janet Mulroy, Community Volunteer

Dr. Bettye Myers, Professor, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Robin Myles, Executive Assistant, City of Denton
Mr. Lee Ramsey, President, Links Construction
Mr. Andre "Frenchy" Rheault, Owner, Frenchy's Lawn and Tree Service

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, Senior Vice President, NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas
Dr. Jamie Wilson, Superintendent, Denton ISD


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