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Our Staff

United Way of Frederick County Staff

United Way of Frederick County's (UWFC's) team fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Frederick County community.  This vision is accomplished by deploying financial, volunteer and advocacy resources to improve our neighborhoods.

President's Office

Kenneth Oldham
President & CEO

Ken has an extensive background in non-profit management, strategic planning, and community outreach. Before arriving at United Way of Frederick County in August 2016, he served for nearly 15 years as President of the National Philharmonic at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.  He volunteered with the Frederick Arts Council and Frederick Chorale. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a current member of Western Maryland’s Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In recognition of his professional excellence, he received the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award and the Montgomery County Executive’s Emerging Leader Award. Ken earned his Bachelor of Science from Frostburg State University, where he serves as President of the FSU Foundation.


Community Impact

Malcolm Furgol
Director of Community Impact

Malcolm is responsible for the development and execution of strategies related to the long-term community impact goals of the organization, focusing on education, financial stability, and health. He has been part of our team since December 2013.

Previously, he served as Membership & Information Manager at The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and as Board Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC (YNPNdc). In 2013 he was honored by the Taproot Foundation with their Friends of Taproot award for supporting their efforts to connect skilled pro bono volunteers with nonprofit organizations working to improve our communities. Malcolm has a B.A. in History and Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has completed multiple programs on grant writing and nonprofit management.


Resource Development

Amanda Holk
Director of Advancement

Amanda previously served as the Community Engagement Manager for Be The Match in the D.C. metro region. She worked with colleges, businesses, hospitals, and patients to recruit people to the bone marrow registry and host fundraisers at their events. She is originally from Illinois (NOT Chicago) and worked as a Recruitment Development Coordinator to plan and execute blood drives to meet the needs of six local hospitals.



Shana Knight
Marketing and Outreach Manager

Shana has worked in the nonprofit field since 2014, but has been passionate about and an advocate for volunteering since college. She volunteered in multiple alternative breaks, such as the 2011 Hurricane Katrina Relief in New Orleans and Hurricane Sandy MTV Spring Fix in Jersey Shore. Since then, Shana has returned to New Jersey to continue to rebuild. Shana got her start in the non-profit industry in 2014 as a Summer Serve Counselor for United Way of Frederick County before dedicating a year to serve as an AmeriCorp with the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. When her AmeriCorp term was up in 2015, Shana returned to United Way full time to work on volunteer efforts and has managed programs such as Summer Serve, Day of Action, MLK Day and more. 



David Bausum
Director of Finance

David is a selfless individual and an extremely capable professional.  UWFC staff has chased David for years to complete his bio for this website, an act that would require him to speak about himself...which he will never do.  So instead, the staff offers this tribute:  We are deeply grateful to have David as a colleague and friend.  We couldn't ask for a better financial director.  His insights and analyses are spot on.  Every.  Single.  Time. 

On occassion, David's cell phone will ring.  When it does, it rings to the tune of "As Time Goes By," a notable song from the film Casablanca.  A penny for your thoughts, David Bausum, or perhaps a $3 million comprehensive campaign?!?  Thank you for your work to improve Frederick County, David!


Joyce Kwamena-Poh
Director of Operations

Joyce is responsible for human resources administration and organizational management of the office. Previously, Joyce worked at SNV USA, Interfaith Housing Alliance, Africa Action, the African Services Committee, Inc., and USAID/Ghana, among others. Joyce holds a BA in Social Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University.