Volunteer Leadership

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Board of Directors | Lifetime Members | Volunteer Committees

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Comprised of volunteers from across Denton County elected to three-year terms, our Board of Directors is responsible for the governance, oversight and strategic direction of United Way of Denton County.

Executive Committee

Mr. Lyle Dresher, Board Chair
Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Board Chair-Elect
Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Past Board Chair
Ms. Laura Behrens, Community Investment Chair
Ms. Jo Ann Ballantine, Campaign Co-Chair
Mr. Ray Croff, Campaign Co-Chair
Ms. Micah Pazoureck, Campaign Chair-Elect
Ms. Ellen Painter, Partnership Development Chair
Mr. Ernie McCraw, Marketing and Communications Chair
Mr. Mark Merki, Board Treasurer
Dr. Bettye Myers, Board Secretary

Board Members

Mr. Josh Ashford, Commercial Insurance Broker, Consolidated Insurance Markets
Ms. Ashlie Bagley, Human Resources Manager, Safran Electrical & Power 
Mr. Mike Ball, Chief Financial Officer, Lewisville ISD
Ms. Jo Ann Ballantine, Community Volunteer
Ms. Sarah Barber, Design Engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company
Ms. Laura Behrens, Fire Marshal, City of Denton Fire Department
Dr. Derrell Bulls, Community Volunteer
Mr. John Cabrales, City Manager, City of Lake Dallas
Ms. Jaime Carlin, Marketing Communications Consultant
Mr. Ray Croff, Managing Partner, Turtle Creek Financial Group
Ms. Mariella Cudd, Owner, Cudd Realty Inc.
Dr. Mary Curtis, Professor, Department of Accounting, University of North Texas
Dr. Sheri L. Dragoo, Associate Professor, Program in Fashion & Textile, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Lyle H. Dresher, Town Manager, Town of Westover Hills
Mr. Andy Eads, Commissioner Precinct 4, Denton County
Mr. Chuck Engle, Community Volunteer
Ms. Robin Fox, Executive Assistant, City of Denton
Ms. Patrice Frisby, Development Officer-Annual Giving, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Sharon Garrett, Vice President of Ancillary Services, Medical City Denton
Mr. Richard Godoy, Family Services Coordinator, City of Denton Police Department
Ms. Phoebe Hampton, Human Resources Director-North America, Safran Electrical & Power
Dr. Tim Harris, Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Dr. Linda Holloway, Chair, Dept. of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation, University of North Texas
Mr. Lee Howell, Chief of Police, City of Denton
Ms. Jacqueline Jackson, Executive Director, Denton Public School Foundation
Ms. Kit King, Community Volunteer
Mr. Brandon McCleskey, President, First State Bank
Mr. Ernie McCraw, Community Volunteer
Ms. Sherri McDade, CEO, Denton Housing Authority
Mr. Malcolm McGuire, Investigator, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
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. Ellen Painter, Community Relations - Contractor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Ms. Micah Pazoureck, President, Low Voltage Solutions
Mr. Mark Pullam, Associate Director, University of North Texas Career Center
Mr. Andre "Frenchy" Rheault, Owner, Frenchy's Lawn and Tree Service
Mr. Randy Robinson, President - Denton Market, PointBank
Ms. Nancie Rodems, Director of Human Resources, Sally Beauty Holdings
Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Attorney, Sawko and Burroughs, P.C.
Ms. Patricia Sherman, Vice President of Business Development, DATCU Credit Union
Ms. Debbie Smatresk, Community Volunteer
Dr. Jeff Williams, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Denton
Dr. Jamie Wilson, Superintendent, Denton ISD


Lifetime Members

We proudly bestow the title of Life Member of United Way of Denton County to past board members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding board service. Our Lifetime Members listed below embody our mission, vision and values at the highest level, improving lives throughout our community.

Dr. Dean Anthony, Community Volunteer
Mr. John Baines, Certified Public Accountant, John E. Baines, P.C.
Dr. Jack Becker, Associate Professor, Information Systems, University of North Texas
Ms. Raedean Bolton, Retired, Texas Woman's University
Dr. Ray Braswell, Retired, Superintendent, Denton ISD
Dr. Derrell Bulls, Retired, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Paul Chandler, President, Meridian Bank Texas
Ms. Carol Christian, Vice President, First State Bank
Mr. Tony Clark, President, NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas
Mr. Tim Crouch, The Crouch Group
Mr. Pat Dacus, Owner, Pat Dacus Insurance
Mr. Walter Eagleton, Owner, Eagleton Photography
Mr. Jerry Falbo, Senior Executive Pastor, Denton Bible Church
Mr. Phil Gallivan, Marketing Director, Title Resources
Dr. Jared Hazleton, Community Volunteer
Mr. George Highfill, Executive Vice President, Access 1st Capital Bank
Mr. Richard Huckaby, Instructor, North Central Texas College
Mr. Dale Kimble, President, DATCU Credit Union
Mr. Brett Kuhn, Banking Center President - Pilot Point, NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas
Ms. Uarline Lamb, Community Volunteer
Mr. Jim Lehman, Retired, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Mary Ann McDuff, Retired, Texas Woman's University
Mr. Stan Morton, President, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Dr. Bettye Myers, Professor, Texas Woman's University
Ms. Ellen Painter, Retired, Director of Marketing\Volunteers, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Mr. Bill Patterson, Publisher, Denton Record-Chronicle
Mr. Fred Patterson, Retired, Denton Publishing Company
Ms. Connie Pelphrey, Executive Director, Lewisville ISD Education Foundation
Mr. Fred Pole, Retired
Mr. Todd Price, Senior Vice President, Lending, First United Bank
Mr. Marty Rivers, Executive Vice President, First State Bank
Mr. Randy Robinson, President - Denton Market, PointBank
Ms. Priscilla Sanders, Community Volunteer, Retired - Sears, Roebuck and Company
Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Attorney, Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.
Mr. Rob Seay, Certified Public Accountant, Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn and Seay
Ms. Carrell Ann Simmons, Vice President/Denton Retail Manager, Meridian Bank Texas
Mr. Dennis Stephens, Executive Director of Human Resources, Denton ISD
Ms. Olive Stephens, Town of Shady Shores
Ms. Joye Williams, Community Volunteer


2017 - 2018 Volunteer Committees

Audit Committee
Bank On Denton County Steering Committee
Board Development Committee
Campaign Cabinet
Community Investment Committee
Finance and Administration Committee
Golf Tournament Committee
Marketing and Communication Committee
Partnership Development Committee
Planned Giving Committee
Project Blueprint Committee
SECC Local Employee Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
United TRIBUTE Committee

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