Volunteer Leadership

Executive Committee Photo ( L-R): Laura Behrens, Pat Sherman, Ellen M. Painter, Greg Sawko, Mary Curtis, Gary Henderson, Micah Tannery, Mike Thomson, Ann Pomykal, Sharon Garrett, Josh Ashford, Brandon McCleskey. Photography generously provided by Eagleton Photography.

2021 - 2022 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

Ms. Micah Tannery, Board Chair, President, Alpha Graphics

Ms. Laura Behrens, Board Chair-elect, Assistant Parks Director, City of Denton Parks & Recreation

Mr. Brandon McCleskey, Past Board Chair, Senior Vice President & Market President, First State Bank

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

Ms. Patricia Sherman, Marketing Committee Chair, Vice President of Community Relations, DATCU Credit Union

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

Mr. Michael Thomson, Campaign Chair, Fire Chief, City of Highland Village Fire Department

Ms. Ann Pomykal, Campaign Chair-Elect, Retired, Texas Instruments

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

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

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


Board Members

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

Ms. Ashlie Bagley, Human Resources Manager, Safran Electrical & Power 

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

Ms. Joyce Brown, Retired, Abbott Laboratories 

Ms. April Cain, Owner, Merki & Associates 

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

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

Mr. Curtis Cornelious, Senior Operations Engineer, Raytheon Technologies

Mr. Ray Croff, CEO & President, Mobius Financial Advisors

Ms. Jessica DeRoche, Director of Flower Mound Campus & Denton Exchange Campus, North Central Texas College

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

Mr. Lyle Dresher, District Liaison, Texas House of Representatives District 64

Mr. Andy Eads, County Judge, Denton County

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

Ms. Melinda Galler, Assistant City Manager, City of Lewisville

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

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

Dr. Marilyn Jackson, Community Volunteer

Ms. Kit King, Community Volunteer

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

Mr. Ed  Leigh, Engineer/Denton Assistant Plant Manager, Peterbilt Motors Company

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

Mr. Kirk Mikulec, Strategic Account Manager, Nidec Industrial Solutions

Mr. Joe Perez, Director of Community Relations, The City of The Colony

Mr. Guy T. Phillips, Owner, What's That Guy's Name? | Photography By Guy T

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

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

Ms. Jan Rugg, Manager Public Affairs, Atmos Energy

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

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

Ms. Debbie Smatresk, Community Volunteer

Mr. Raymond Suarez, CEO, Denton County Transportation Authority

Mr. Spencer Turner, President, Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound

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

Dr. Sheri L. Dragoo, Chair, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, Baylor University

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. Mark Merki, Retired, Merki & Associates

Mr. Stan Morton, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Anesthesia

Ms. Ellen M. 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