Board of Directors


Governance is provided by a twenty-two member Board of Directors including a twelve member Executive Committee, and an eleven member Board of Trustees.  Our leadership is comprised of local volunteers who are responsible for setting policies, the organizational operating budget and for overseeing the direction of the Victoria County United Way.  The 2013-2014 Board President is Jennifer Yancey, Vice President College Advancement & External Affairs, Victoria College.

Victoria County United Way governance structure is focused on leadership, accountability and transparency. Board members must possess the following key attributes: a passion for United Way’s mission and vision, a commitment to invest time as an active member, an ability and desire to take a system-wide perspective and demonstrated commitment to his/her community. Our Board is comprised of diverse volunteers who are representative of donors, corporations (large and small) and sponsors, civic leaders and other stakeholders.

Executive Committee

Chair, Board of Directors:  Greg Westbrook, DuPont
Chair, 2015 Community Campaign: Dale Jones, klean corp. inc.
Chair, Community Investment Committee:  Shelia Vesley, New First Bank
Secretary: Amy Hodges, INVISTA
Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair: Mary Kay Janssen, O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation
Officer: Kevin LaPierre
Officer: Charmelle Garrett, City of Victoria
Officer: Geri Schroeder, Prosperity Bank
Officer: Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank
Officer: Roy Boyd, Victoria County Sheriff's Department

Board of Directors

Glenda Bennett, Citizens Medical Center
Heather Bland, DOW
Roy Boyd, City of Victoria
Tiffany Carroll, DeTar Healthcare Systems

Tanner Drake, City of Victoria
Dan Easton, The Victoria Advocate

David Edwards, Wells Fargo
Joe Farias, HEB

Charmelle Garrett, City of Victoria
James Guynes, LyondellBasell
Amy Hodges, INVISTA
Mary Kay Janssen, O`Connor & Hewitt Foundation
John Jones, Caterpillar Inc.
Dale Jones, klean corp. int.
Jeb Lacey, Victoria County
Kevin LaPierre, Seadrift Coke L.P.
John Quatta, ReMax Land & Homes
Geri Schroeder, Prosperity Bank
David Vacek, DOW Chemical Company
Greg Westbrook, DuPont
Bruce Woods, State Farm Ins.
Jennifer Yancey, Victoria College

Board of Trustees

Sally Aman - Barnes, Prosperity Bank
Gary Burns, Victoria County
Mike Cavazos, INVISTA
Rhonda Fotiades, Pioneer Natural Resources
Mark Loffgren, Community Volunteer
Kelly Park, Prosperity Bank
Omar Rachid, Rachid Consulting
Terry Robinson, Hospice of South Texas
Jon Paul Sourdellia, Scorgolf
Rob VanZant, Spartan
Jimmy Zaplac, Coldwell Banker