United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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United Way of Southwest Virginia is a volunteer-directed organization. We are governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors that represents every sector and region that we serve.

The Board is comprised of local business and civic leaders from throughout the community. Members provide leadership for vision and overall direction, approve the annual business plan, goals and priority outcomes, monitor progress, and have a fiduciary responsibility for the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the organization.

Executive Committee

Brendan McSheehy, Chair
VP of Innovation & Intellectual Property, Universal Fiber Systems LLC

Dr. Kris Westover, Vice Chair
President, Mountain Empire Community College

Alan Jones Jr., Treasurer
Vice President-Technical Accounting, Alpha Metallurgical Resources

Cameron Bell, Secretary
Attorney, PennStuart


Board Members

Todd Asbury
President and CEO, New Peoples Bank

Mary Begley
Manager, External Affairs, AEP

Haskel Bledsoe
Vice President, Special Projects, Food City

Tommy Casteel
Retired, Regional Director, Virginia Department of Social Services

Stacey Ely
Community and Government Relations, Director-Virginia, Ballad Health

Kalen Hunter
Program Director, GO Virginia, UVA-Wise

Kim Farris-Luke
Owner/Operator Farris Funeral Home

Josh Lewis
Executive Director, Virginia's Industrial Advance Alliance

Dan Minahan
Director, SWVA Operations at Crutchfield Corporation

Rick Nunley
Director of Human Resources, Universal Fiber Systems LLC

Andre Richmond
Regional Administrative Manager, Virginia Department of Social Services

AJ Robinson
Director of Communications and Tourism, Tazewell County

Mike Robinson
Director, A. Linwood Holton Governor’s School

William Shepley
County Administrator, Grayson County

Chuck Slemp
Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia

Top 10 in the United States by Charity Navigator in 2018 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency Charity Navigator Four Star Charity United Way 2020 Membership Requirements Completed

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