Women United Committee Members

Women United is a volunteer organization. All members are invited to participate in our Committees and to nominate other members to serve. Our Committees work together to fulfill our mission to engage like-minded women, learn about community needs and philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support human services for local women and children.

Steering Committee

  • Kimberley Martin, Chair
  • Carolyn Cullen, Immediate Past Chair
  • Shannon Holland, Communications & Marketing Chair
  • Anne Gardner, Communications & Marketing Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Lehman, Grant Chair
  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson, Grant Vice Chair
  • Mary Pat Hanson, Membership Chair
  • Elizabeth Wright, Membership Vice Chair
  • Kristin Streed, Program & Events Chair
  • Kori Messinger, Program & Events Vice Chair
  • Erika Viccellio, United Way Staff Liaison
  • Margery Daniel, At Large
  • Maia Bannan, At Large

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee shares news and information with members and our community. Our key responsibilities are to promote the mission and vision of Women United, serve as ambassadors for the organization, and engage our members and the community. We welcome anyone with skills or interest in media relations, marketing, social media, writing, and website or graphic design. To volunteer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Shannon Holland, Chair
  • Anne Gardner, Vice Chair
  • Erin Irtenkauf
  • Carol Lindsay
  • Maribeth Haynes

Grant Committee

The Grant Committee serves Women United’s mission of strengthening our community through the impact of collective giving. Through a comprehensive and transparent annual process, the Committee manages the nomination and selection of grant recipients. This process includes accepting nominations from Women United members, issuing RFPs, reading grant proposals, reviewing non-profit financials, committee engagement and on-site visits.

The 2017 Grant Cycle is in full swing, with our largest Grant Committee ever. We will start building our 2018 Grant Committee in the fall. To inquire about committee participation, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , our 2018 Grant Committee Chair. Our 2017 Committee includes:

  • Allyn Gutauskas, Chair
  • Jennifer Lehman, Vice Chair
  • Kimberlee Barrett-Johnson
  • Beth Bassett
  • Deborah Conway
  • Margery Daniel
  • Courtenay Dobbins
  • Libby Edwards-Allbaugh
  • Joan Fenton
  • Diana Furr
  • Grace Giras
  • Paula Gunter
  • Mary Pat Hanson
  • Yvonne Harmon
  • Barbara Hutchinson
  • Carol Johnston
  • Stacey McDonough
  • Valerie Palamountain
  • Sue Rainey
  • Kendra Stribling
  • Cathy Train

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is not only responsible for new member recruitment, but also for engaging and retaining our current members. Working closely with Communications and Program & Events, we are looking for new, creative ideas to engage our members and increase event and committee participation. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining the Membership Committee.

  • Mary Pat Hanson, Chair
  • Elizabeth Wright, Vice Chair
  • Margery Daniel
  • Kelly Downer
  • Tracy Meade
  • Anna Patchias
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Peggy Woodall

Program & Events Committee

The Program and Events Committee provides dedicated experiences for Women United Members and prospective members through both educational and social events. We manage program topic selection, speaker/participant selection, and coordinate venue and logistics at the event. Our goal is to be informative, fun and engaging for all our members. To volunteer, please click to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Kristin Cummings Streed, Chair
  • Kori Messinger, Vice Chair
  • Maia Bannan
  • Jessica Burrous
  • Deborah Conway
  • Bettie Kienast
  • Anna Mendez
  • Deana Nowell
  • Beth Vanda

 

Women United is a volunteer organization and we are always looking for members who want to be more involved. If you would like to be a part of any Committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .