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

Board Chair Elect

Certified Public Accountant

Dr. Jerome Cox

Dr. Jerome Cox

Immediate Past Chair

Miles Stones Counseling Service

JIM SHOCKLEY

Gordon, Inc.

KEVIN MAY

Mayco Real Estate Services

JOE KANE

Brown Builders

JOHN ADAMS

Marketplace Chevrolet Buick

JACK ANDRES

AEP SWEPCO

MERRITT B. CHASTAIN

Attorney

DR. LARRY CLARK

Louisiana State University at Shreveport

REP. KENNY COX

Louisiana House of Representatives Natchitoches

RENEE ELLIS

Caddo Parish Schools

MARK EVANS

Regions

ROBYN FAWLEY

McElroy Metal

GAYLE FLOWERS

Bossier Parish Community College

HARDY FOREMAN

Carr Riggs and Ingram
Ex-Officio

 

JOHN HAYTER

Hayter | Reynolds LLC

LYNN HIGGINBOTHAM

Argent Financial

WENDY HORTON

Langley, Parks, Horton & Maxwell

LISA JOHNSON

Bossier City Chamber of Commerce

Shanee Bailey

CenterPoint Energy

JANE MOLLOY

Community Volunteer

PEGGY RAMEY

BHP

MIKE SALTER

Century 21 Elite

DELTON SMITH

Smith Management Co.

MARK SNOW

Aillet Fenner Jolly McClelland, Inc.

MATT SNYDER

PinPoint Local

BUDDY WOOD

State Farm, Sabine Parish

KAMESHA WEST

Wal-Mart

STEFANIE Y’BARBO

BancorpSouth

Our Staff

Bruce Willson Jr. - President & CEO
Deborah Seazer - Information Systems Manager
LaToria W. Thomas - Vice President of Resource Development
Rashida Dawson - Financial Stability Program Director
Charnae McDonald - Campaign and Communications Manager
Connie Blondin - President / CEO
Jennifer Horton - Community Impact Director
Katie Bursley - Corporate Relations & Events Coordinator
Louise Droddy - 2-1-1 Resource & Outreach Director
Brenda Autry - WBC Center Operations Director
Carly Koen - Corporate Relations Coordinator
Tabitha Trewolla - Community Engagement Coordinator