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Volunteer Leadership

2019 - 2020 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. Brandon McCleskey, Board Chair, Senior Vice President & Market President, First State Bank

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

Mr. Lyle Dresher, Past-Board Chair, District Liaison, Texas House of Representatives District 64

Ms. Debbie Smatresk, Community Investment Chair, Occupational Therapist, Retired

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

Dr. Finley Graves, Campaign Chair-Elect, Certified Public Accountant, Retired Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Texas

Ms. Jo Ann Ballantine, Partnership Development Chair, CEO & President, MOBIUS Financial

Ms. Carrell Ann Simmons, Marketing and Communications Chair, Community Volunteer

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

Dr. Mary Curtis, Board Treasurer, Certified Public Accountant, Professor, College of Business, University of North Texas

Mr. Josh Ashford, Secretary, Commercial Insurance Broker, Consolidated Insurance Markets

Ms. Ellen M. Painter, Ad Hoc - Capital Campaign Chair, Community Relations - Contractor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Mr. Gregory J. Sawko, Ad Hoc - Counsel, Attorney, Sawko & Burroughs, P.C.

 

Board Members

Ms. Rebecca Andreasen, Executive Vice President & Director of Property Management, Northbridge Management & Consulting

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

Mr. Matthew Bethea, Executive Director of Development, University of North Texas

Mr. Brennan Brashears, Purchasing Director, Safran Electrical & Power 

Dr. Derrell Bulls, Retired, Texas Woman's University

Mr. Tony Clark, Executive Vice President & Regional CEO, Independent Bank

Ms. Dawn Cobb, Director of Community Relations, Denton County

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. Frank Dixon, Chief of Police, City of Denton Police Department

Mr. Andy Eads, County Judge, Denton County

Ms. Patrice Frisby, Director of Major Gifts, Texas Woman's University

Ms. Sharon Garrett, Vice President of Ancillary Services, Medical City Denton

Dr. Finley Graves, Certified Public Accountant, Retired Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Texas

Dr. Linda Holloway, Interim Associate Vice Provost, University of North Texas

Ms. Jacqueline Jackson, Executive Director, Denton Public School Foundation

Ms. Kit King, Community Volunteer

Mr. David Koontz, Executive Vice President Senior Credit Officer, Wells Fargo Bank

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

Mr. Ernie McCraw, Retired, Sally Beauty Holdings

Ms. Sherri McDade, CEO, Denton Housing Authority

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

Mr. Andre "Frenchy" Rheault, Owner, Frenchy's Lawn and Tree Service

Ms. Nancie Rodems, Senior Director of Human Resources, Sally Beauty Holdings

Dr. Kimberly Russell, Vice President for University Advancement, Texas Woman's University

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

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

Ms. Carrell Ann Simmons, Retired, Banker

Ms. Debbie Smatresk, Community Volunteer

Mr. Jason Stewart, Senior Vice President, Guaranty Bank

Mr. Raymond Suarez, CEO, Denton County Transportation Authority

Mr. Cardell Velez, Director, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

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 of improving and transforming 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, Retired, Banker

Ms. Carol Christian, Probate Auditor/Senior Paralegal, Denton County Probate Court

Mr. Tony Clark, President, Independent Bank

Mr. Tim Crouch, The Crouch Group

Mr. Pat Dacus, Owner, Pat Dacus Insurance

Mr. Walter Eagleton, Owner, Eagleton Photography

Mr. Chuck Engle, Retired, Sally Beauty

Mr. Jerry Falbo, Senior Executive Pastor, Denton Bible Church

Mr. Phil Gallivan, Retired, Banker

Dr. Jared Hazleton, Retired, University of North Texas

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, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Anesthesia

Ms. Ellen Painter, Retired, Community Relations - Contractor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

Mr. Bill Patterson, Publisher and Owner, Denton Record-Chronicle

Mr. Fred Patterson, Retired, Denton Publishing Company

Ms. Connie Pelphrey, Executive Director, Lewisville ISD Education Foundation

Mr. Fred Pole, Retired, University of North Texas

Mr. Todd Price, Senior Vice President, Lending, First United Bank

Mr. Marty Rivers, Denton Market President, American National Bank & Trust

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, Retired, Banker

Mr. Dennis Stephens, Retired, Denton ISD

Ms. Joye Williams, Community Volunteer

 

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