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

Dr. Jerome Cox

Dr. Jerome Cox

Chair

Miles Stones Counseling Service

Merrill Wautlet

Merrill Wautlet

Chair Elect

Cross Keys Bank

John Schmidt

John Schmidt

Vice Chair of Operational Excellence

Heard McElroy & Vestal

Darlene Rossum

Darlene Rossum

Vice Chair of Community Impact

IberiaBank

Hardy Foreman

Hardy Foreman

Vice Chair of Resource Development

Carr Riggs and Ingram

Ex-Officio

Judy Madison

Judy Madison

Immediate Past Chair

Red River Bank

Dr. Bruce Willson, Jr.

Dr. Bruce Willson, Jr.

Corporate Secretary

United Way

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

Gayle Flowers

Gayle Flowers

Bossier Parish Community College

Lynn Higginbotham

Lynn Higginbotham

Argent Financial

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Bossier City Chamber of Commerce

Joe Kane

Joe Kane

Brown Builders

Steve Kiraly

Steve Kiraly

CenterPoint Energy

Kevin May

Kevin May

May Core Real Estate

Jane Molloy

Jane Molloy

Community Volunteer

Jeremy Morton

Jeremy Morton

Brookshire’s Food Stores

Don Olson

Don Olson

Hunt Guillot & Associates

Peggy Ramey

Peggy Ramey

BHPBilliton

Janice Sneed

Janice Sneed

Southern University at Shreveport

Kamesha West

Kamesha West

Wal-Mart

Stephanie Y’Barbo

Stephanie Y’Barbo

BancorpSouth

Buddy Wood

Buddy Wood

State Farm, Sabine Parish

Current Staff

BRUCE WILLSON, JR., CFRE

President & CEO

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Lynn Stevens

Chief Operating Officer

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JENNIFER MARTIN, CFRE

Vice President of Resource Development

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DEBORAH SEAZER

Information Systems Manager

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SERENA GRAY

Corporate Relations Manager

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RASHIDA DAWSON

Financial Stability Program Director

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CHARNAE MCDONALD

Donor Relations Coordinator

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CONNIE BLONDIN

Executive Administrative Assistant

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CATHERINE SIMPSON

Campaign Coordinator

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JENNIFER HORTON

Community Engagement Coordinator

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