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We hold ourselves accountable to you and to our Board.

United Way’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. We recruit people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done and that fact is reflected in the make-up of the board.

The commitment of United Way board members is not only evident in the time they contribute as volunteers, but by the fact that each board member donates generously to support our work.



James Sears

Board Chair / Executive Committee Chair  

President, Maryland Operations, Potomac Edison - FirstEnergy Corp.

Danny Vasquez

Board Vice-Chair

General Manager, Plamondon Hospitality Partners

Roger Stenersen

Immediate Past Chair

Visiting Instructor of Education / Director of the Educational Leadership Program, Hood College

Justin Cordelli

Resource Development Committee Co-Chair

Insurance Professional, BluePoint Financial LLC.

Mary Ellis

Governance Committee Co-Chair


Martha Gurzick


Clinical Nurse Specialist, Frederick Memorial Hospital

Jim Racheff

Board Chair Emeritus

Chairman and CEO, DMS Inc.

Joy Schaefer

Community Impact Committee Chair

Member, Frederick County Board of Education


Sarah D. Cline

Attorney, Shulman Rogers 

Lynn Davis

Director, Child Advocacy Center

Keith Harris

Executive Director of the Department of Accelerated Achievement and Equity, Frederick County Public Schools

Sharon D. Jacko


Jay Mason

Realtor, Charis Realty Group

Robin McConaughy

Woodsboro Bank

Kellye Murphy

Frederick County Bank

Katie Nash 


Jennifer Orndorff 

Commercial Credit Underwriter, BB&T Bank

Austin L. Pearre

VP, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

Mickey Prospt

Cash Management Advisor, My Bank – First United Bank & Trust

Wilma Kumar-Rubock


Roger Wilson

Government Affairs and Policy Director, Frederick County Maryland, Office of the County Executive