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

JOHN ADAMS
MarketPlace Chevrolet Buick

SHANEE` BAILEY
CenterPoint Energy

KEITH CARTER
Always Best Care

LARRY CLARK
Louisiana State University

KENNY COX
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 23

RENEE’ ELLIS
Caddo Parish Schools

RODNEY ELLIS
Southern University

MARK EVANS
Regions Bank

ROBYN FAWLEY
McElroy Metal

GAYLE FLOWERS
Bossier Parish Community College

HARDY FOREMAN
Carr, Riggs and Ingram

JIM SHOCKLEY
Gordon, Inc. VC, Resource Development

DELTON SMITH
Smith Management Company

MARK SNOW
Aillet, Fenner, Jolly & Mcclelland, INC

MATT SNYDER
Pinpoint Local Marketing

KATIE THERIOT
Bossier Chamber of Commerce

C.R. “BUDDY” WOOD
Wood Cr Wood Insurance Agency Inc. / State Farm, Sabine Parish

STEFANIE Y’BARBO
Bancorpsouth Bank

Our Staff

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