Dr. Jerome Cox,
Miles Stones Counseling Service


Chair Elect
Merrill Wautlet,
Cross Keys Bank


Vice Chair of Operational Excellence
John Schmidt,
Heard McElroy & Vestal


Vice Chair of Community Impact
Darlene Rossum,


Vice Chair of Resource Development
Hardy Foreman, Carr Riggs and Ingram


Immediate Past Chair
Judy Madison,
Red River Bank


Corporate Secretary
Dr. Bruce Willson, Jr.
United Way

Jack Andres




Merritt B. Chastain


Dr. Larry Clark
Louisiana State University at Shreveport



Rep. Kenny Cox
Louisiana House of Representatives



Renee Ellis
Westwood Elementary School
Caddo Parish



Gayle Flowers
Bossier Parish Community College



Lynn Higginbotham
Argent Financial



Lisa Johnson
Bossier City Chamber of Commerce


Joe Kane
Brown Builders



Steve Kiraly
CenterPoint Energy


Kevin May
May Core Real Estate



Jane Molloy
Community Volunteer



Jeremy Morton
Brookshire’s Food Stores



Don Olson
Hunt Guillot & Associates



Peggy Ramey


Janice Sneed
Southern University at Shreveport


Kamesha West


Stephanie Y’Barbo


Buddy Wood
State Farm, Sabine Parish




Board Member Spotlight

Dr. Jerome Cox

Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way?

A: When I was a little boy, my mom gave to United Way. Also, our family received help from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and I know the need in our community is great.

Q: If you could tell someone who doesn’t know about the United Way one thing about our organization, what would it be?

A: United Way of Northwest Louisiana is an organization that empathizes with those that it serves, through the power of giving and love.

Q: If you could change one thing in this community, what would it be?

A: My goal is to help to have a positive impact on literacy and homelessness in our community – all 10 parishes. These are the two most important initiatives because I saw the peril of my community growing up, and these two can assist in improving lives for the long term.