Board of Directors


United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability, and essential needs of every person in our community.



We envision a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential. :


We recognize that in order to achieve our mission, we must continuously strive to be relevant and responsive to our community as a whole. As the diversity in our community grows, we must be increasingly intentional about aligning our practices and policies. United Way of Northwest Louisiana understands diversity to include all human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one. Inclusion is our strategy to leverage the diversity of our community.


Service and Community Focus: 
We foster and encourage the active involvement of individuals, groups, organizations, corporations and labor in our work of serving the community with high-quality, high-value, and relevant human services.

Integrity and Respect:  
We are honest, ethical and transparent as we serve. We are caretakers of individual worth, self-respect and our donors’ resources.

Code of Ethics
Donor Bill of Rights

Collaboration:   We work together productively as an organization and with our partners. We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person.

Accountability and Professionalism:   We take responsibility for commitments and delivering professional, high-quality, and relevant results.

Innovation and Excellence:   We seek innovative ways to meet our mission through the creativity and excellence of our staff, volunteers, and community.



Darrin Dixon

Board Chair

Southern University at Shreveport

John Adams

Immediate Past Chair

Marketplace Chevrolet

Don Olson

Vice-Chair – Operational Excellence


John Tuggle

Vice-Chair – Impact

Shreve Memorial Library

LaToria "Tori" Thomas

President and CEO

United Way of Northwest Louisiana

Keith Carter
Always Best Care

Brittney Dunn
BD Accounting Services

Dr. Rodney Ellis
Southern University at Shreveport

Stormy Gage-Watts
Ochsner Health System

Suyi Georgewill

Lyndon Johnson

Wayne Lancaster

Greg Lott
Progressive Bank

Thomas O’Brien
Raymond James

Christopher Poplawski 
Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino

Malcolm Smoak

Mark Snow
Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & McClelland, Inc.

Ron Stamps
Ron Christopher Stamps, LLC, Caddo Parish, & the City of Shreveport

Mary Webber
OMNI, L&R Human Resource Consulting