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.

Jackie Larkin, Chair
Community Volunteer
Dierdre Pearson
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Bobby Cowgill, Immediate Past Chair
South State Bank

Ron Alpern
Alpern Consulting

Frank Baskind
VCU School of Social Work

Cindy Buckler
Community Volunteer

Horace Branch

George Calvert
Middleburg Trust Company

Debbie Dugger
Chesterfield County

Mark Goodwin
Community Volunteer

Phyllis Grooms-Gordon
City of Richmond Department of Social Services

Dawn Hathaway
South State Bank

Cathy Howard
Community Volunteer

Amy Hudgens
Community Volunteer

Natima Jones
Community Volunteer

Keith Larkin
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Bill Liepis
Community Volunteer

Beth Ludden
Genworth Financial

Roxanne Marrs-Shears
Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services

Kelly McCall

Amy Nisenson
Mary Morton Parsons Foundation 

Peter Perkins
Community Volunteer

Regina Pittman
Capital Bank

Thomas Rayner

Robert Rolfe
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Caprichia Smith Moses
Office of Community Wealth Building

Cache Steinberg
Community Volunteer

Elaine Summerfield
Heritage Wealth Advisors

Gloria Taylor
Community Volunteer

Susan Triggs
Community Volunteer

Stephen Willoughby
City of Richmond Department of Emergency

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

Audrey Trussell
Vice President, Community Impact
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg