Leadership

 

MISSION:

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

 

VISION:

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

OUR COMMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:

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.

OUR VALUES:

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.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Merrill Wautlet

Merrill Wautlet

Chair

Cross Keys Bank

John Schmidt

John Schmidt

Chair Elect

Heard McElroy & Vestal

Joe Kane

Joe Kane

Vice Chair of Community Impact

Brown Builders

Jim Shockley

Vice Chair of Resource Development

Gordon, Inc.

Kevin May

Kevin May

Vice Chair of Operational Excellence

Mayco Real Estate Services

Dr. Jerome Cox

Dr. Jerome Cox

Immediate Past Chair

Miles Stones Counseling Service

John Adams

John Adams

Marketplace Chevrolet Buick

Jack Andres

Jack Andres

AEP SWEPCO

Merritt B. Chastain

Merritt B. Chastain

Attorney

Dr. Larry Clark

Dr. Larry Clark

Louisiana State University at Shreveport

Rep. Kenny Cox

Rep. Kenny Cox

Louisiana House of Representatives
Natchitoches

Renee Ellis

Renee Ellis

Westwood Elementary School
Caddo Parish

Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Regions

Gayle Flowers

Gayle Flowers

Bossier Parish Community College

Hardy Foreman

Hardy Foreman

Carr Riggs and Ingram

Ex-Officio

John Hayter

John Hayter

Hayter | Reynolds LLC

Lynn Higginbotham

Lynn Higginbotham

Argent Financial

Wendy Horton

Wendy Horton

Langley, Parks, Horton & Maxwell

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Bossier City Chamber of Commerce

Steve Kiraly

Steve Kiraly

CenterPoint Energy

Jane Molloy

Jane Molloy

Community Volunteer

Peggy Ramey

Peggy Ramey

BHPBilliton

Mike Salter

Mike Salter

Century 21 Elite

Delton Smith

Delton Smith

Smith Management Co.

Mark Snow

Aillet Fenner Jolly McClelland, Inc.

Matt Snyder

Matt Snyder

PinPoint Local

Buddy Wood

Buddy Wood

State Farm, Sabine Parish

Kamesha West

Kamesha West

Wal-Mart

Stefanie Y’Barbo

Stefanie Y’Barbo

BancorpSouth

Current Staff

BRUCE WILLSON, JR., CFRE

President & CEO

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LYNN STEVENS

Chief Operating Officer

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DEBORAH SEAZER

Information Systems Manager

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SERENA GRAY

Director of Campaign & Marketing Initiatives

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RASHIDA DAWSON

Financial Stability Program Director

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CHARNAE MCDONALD

Corporate Relations & Media Coordinator

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CONNIE BLONDIN

Executive Administrative Assistant

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JENNIFER HORTON

Community Engagement Coordinator

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KATIE BURSLEY

Corporate Relations & Events Coordinator

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LOUISE DRODDY

2-1-1 Resource & Outreach Director

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BRENDA AUTRY

WBC Center Operations Director

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