United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is pleased to welcome new members to their Board of Directors. With 35 active members from organizations across the Lower Shore Counties, United Way is poised to begin the 2016 campaign season with both tenured and new leRick Nelsonadership.

Along with new board members, United Way has elected new board President, Rick Nelson. A life-long Somerset County resident, Rick is very active in his church, and has served for several years on the board. Rick shared, “I believe in the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore because it is the one local organization you know and trust will make a difference right here in the community that we live in.”

Kathleen Mommé, Executive Director of United Way shared “Our United Way is proud to have a dedicated and very active Board of Directors representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. We welcome Rick Nelson’s new leadership and look forward to another great year of making a difference in our community!”

2016-2017 United Way Board:

Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent *

Bruce Bright, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand

Pete Bugas, Interstate Container

Kim Conway-Dumpson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Memo Diriker, Salisbury University

Jeff Eichelberger, Sherwin Williams

Steven Farrow, Piedmont Airlines *

Roy Geiser, TGM Group, LLC

Jim Hartstein, The Insurance Market

Amy Hasson, Salisbury University *

Ron Hickman, TGM Group, LLC

Bryan Hurst, Perdue Farms *

Michael James, The Carousel Hotel

Davis Jean-Louis, Interstate Container *

Jennifer Layton, Layton’s Chance Winery

Gus Lebois, Civic Leader

Mary Mengason, Avery Hall Insurance Group

Cortney Monar, Princess Anne Elementary School

Allen Nelson, Civic Leader

Rick Nelson, Nelson’s Nationwide

Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic Community College *

Susan Parker, Delmarva Media Group

Jan Perdue, Civic Leader

Scott Phillips, Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Beth Reid, Healogics at PRMC

Jesse Reid, Wicomico County Board of Education

Ginny Reid-Matern, Civic Leader

Laura Rodriguez, PNC Bank

Dana Seiler, Vantage Point Solutions Group

Joy Strand, McCready Health

Connie Strott, Law Firm of George G. Strott, Jr.

Cole Taustin, Embers & Blu Crabhouse *

Cathie Thomas, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Tripp-Jones, City of Cambridge *

Annette Wallace, Pocomoke High School

(* indicates a new board member)

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:

Now in its 72nd year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 70 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In 2016, United Way provided nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.

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