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Board of Directors | Lifetime Members

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 Officers

Mr. Lyle Dresher, Board Chair, District Liason, Texas House of Representatives District 64

Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Board Chair-Elect, President, First State Bank

Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Past Board Chair, Attorney, Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.

Ms. Laura Behrens, Community Investment Chair, Assistant Parks Director, City of Denton Parks & Recreation

Ms. Jo Ann Ballantine, Campaign Co-Chair, Community Volunteer

Mr. Ray Croff, Campaign Co-Chair, Managing Partner, Turtle Creek Financial Group

Ms. Micah Pazoureck, Campaign Chair-Elect, President, Low Voltage Solutions

Ms. Ellen Painter, Partnership Development Chair, Community Relations - Contractor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Mr. Ernie McCraw, Marketing and Communications Chair, Retired, Sally Beauty Company

Mr. Mark Merki, Board Treasurer, Certified Public Accountant, Merki & Associates, P.C.

Dr. Bettye Myers, Board Secretary, Retired, Texas Woman's University


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

Dr. Derrell Bulls, Community Volunteer

Mr. John Cabrales, City Manager, City of Lake Dallas

Ms. Mariella Cudd, Owner, Cudd Realty Inc.

Dr. Mary Curtis, Professor, Department of Accounting, University of North Texas

Dr. Sheri L. Dragoo, Professor, Program in Fashion & Textiles, Texas Woman's University

Mr. Andy Eads, Commissioner Precinct 4, Denton County

Mr. Chuck Engle, Community Volunteer

Ms. Robin Fox, Executive Assistant, City of Denton

Ms. Patrice Frisby, Director of Major Gifts, 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 Rehabilitation & Health Services, 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

Dr. Randall Langston, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Texas Woman's University

Mr. Dirk Maiwald, Director of Information Technology, Peterbilt Motors Company

Ms. Sherri McDade, CEO, Denton Housing Authority

Mr. Glen McKenzie, President & CEO, DATCU Credit Union

Ms. Janie McLeod, Community Events Coordinator, City of Denton Parks & Recreation Department

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, Senior Director of Human Resources, Sally Beauty Holdings

Ms. Patricia Sherman, Vice President of Business Development, DATCU Credit Union

Mr. Scott Sherman, Group Vice President Human Resources, Sally Beauty Holdings

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, Retired, 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, Retired, Texas Woman's University

Ms. Ellen Painter, Retired, Community Relations - Contractor, 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. Joye Williams, Community Volunteer


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