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.

Ron Alpern
Alpern Consulting

Frank Baskind
VCU School of Social Work

Horace Branch

Cindy Buckler
Wells Fargo Advisors

George Calvert
Atlantic Union Bank Wealth Management

Debbie Dugger
Chesterfield County

Phyllis Grooms-Gordon
City of Richmond Department of Social Services

Dawn Hathaway
South State Bank

Cathy Howard
Community Volunteer

Jackie Larkin
Chair – Community Volunteer

Keith Larkin
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Bill Liepis
Community Volunteer

Beth Ludden
Genworth Financial

Roxanne Marr-Shears
Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services

Kelley McCall

Dalila Medrano
Chesterfield County

Dierdre Pearson
Vice Chair – Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

Peter Perkins
Community Volunteer

Regina Pittman
Capital Bank

Thomas Rayner

Robert Rolfe
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Sandra Smith
Office of Community Wealth Building

Cache Steinberg
Community Volunteer

Elaine Summerfield
Heritage Wealth Advisors

Gloria Taylor
Community Volunteer

Susan Triggs
Community Volunteer

Contact Us

For more information on United Way community volunteer opportunities, contact Josh Epps, Interim Vice President of Community Impact.