Community Volunteers

Community volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s impact strategy.

United Way brings together more than 40 local volunteers with diverse backgrounds in community planning, human service systems, research, needs and asset assessments, local government and more.

The Community Impact Council, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors, understands both United Way’s strategic framework and the ever-changing needs of the region. The group reviews data, research and best practices and maintain periodic contact with funded programs and agencies.

The Community Impact Council is responsible for:

  • Monthly meetings to monitor and assess community and human service needs;
  • Making recommendations that enable United Way to effectively allocate resources; and
  • Dispatching volunteers and building out a suite of initiatives and programs to meet the community’s needs.

In the past, United Way has convened multiple Action Councils as well as the Community Building Committee. Many members of these groups continue to serve on the new Community Impact Council. The merging of these groups will lead to more ideas, richer conversations and an opportunity to grow our volunteers to be more engaged and involved.

Susan Triggs, Chair
Community Volunteer

Ron Alpern
Alpern Consulting

Mollie Brooks
Genworth Financial

Debbie Dugger
Chesterfield County

Phyllis Grooms-Gordon
City of Richmond Department of Social Services

Cathy Howard
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jackie Larkin
Community Volunteer

Beth Ludden
Genworth Financial

Peter Perkins
Community Volunteer

Zach Reichert
Afton Chemical

Cache Steinberg
Community Volunteer

Stephen Willoughby
City of Richmond Department of Emergency

Robert Cowgill, Vice Chair
South State Bank

Frank Baskind
VCU School of Social Work

George Calvert
Middleburg Trust Company

Mark Goodwin
Community Volunteer

Dawn Hathaway
South State Bank

Amy Hudgens
Community Volunteer

Keith Larkin
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Roxanne Marrs-Shears
Crater Health District (VDH)

Regina Pittman
Capital Bank

Reg Roland
Global Achievement Partnership

Kyle Strater
Afton Chemical

Rhea George, 2nd Vice Chair
AIA Virginia

Horace Branch

Patricia Cullen
Community Volunteer

Tim Grimes
Virginia Community Capital, Inc.

Jacqueline Hecker
Owens & Minor

Natima Jones
Owens & Minor

Bill Leipis
Community Volunteer

Dierdre Pearson
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Thomas Raper

Robert Rolfe
Hunton & Williams LLP

Gloria Taylor
Community Volunteer

For more information on United Way community volunteer opportunities, contact:

Cynthia Coleman
Director of Community Investment
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg