Volunteer Leadership

The board of directors is ultimately accountable for United Way of Hall County’s performance, reputation, and stature in our community. Through excellence in organizational leadership and governance, United Way is a mission-driven organization, where staff and volunteers are passionate, focused and aligned to achieve goals. United Way of Hall County has a reputation for integrity, transparency and accountability. The volunteer board of directors is effective in setting direction for the organization, ensuring necessary resources are available (i.e., human, financial, relationship) and providing oversight of programs, finances, legal compliance, and values.
United Way of Hall County establishes short- and long-term goals and identifies strategies to accomplish them. Strategies are based on data and analysis, address United Way’s selected priority issues, and drive resource development, marketing, financial and operational plans as well as staff work plans and accountability. United Way assesses progress annually and makes changes as warranted.

2015-2016 Board of Directors

Charlotte Atkins
Publisher, The Times
Elisabeth Baldwin
Financial Planner, Regions Bank
Jeff Boggan
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, UNG
Nick Bruner
CPA, Rushton and Company
Elizabeth Jacobs Higgins
Director, Core Essentials
Ross Christensen
SE Regional Sales Manager, Cargill
Amelia Collins (Mimi)
CEO, The Longstreet Clinic
Sam Couvillon
Business Insurance Specialist, BB&T
Brian Daniel*
President, Carroll Daniel Construction Company
Katie Dubnik*
President, Forum Communications
Tim Evans
VP, Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Brett Fowler*
Insurance Agent, Turner, Wood & Smith
 Suzanne Jarrard
Principal, Chestatee High School
 Sam Johnson, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Northeast Georgia Health System
 Christina Jones*
Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors
 Dawn Justus
Branch Manager, United Community Bank
 Andy Kalinauskas
Vice President, Conditioned Ait Systems
 Deborah Mack
Community Volunteer
 Lt. Niurka Pena
The Salvation Army
 Spence Price*
CFO, The Adams Companies
 Wesley T. Robinson*
Attorney, Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP
 Ray Reulbach
Vice-President, Enterprise Accounts, UPS
 Lauren Samples*
CPA & Partner, Tillman, Bailey, Samples & Associates
 Dr. David D. Smith
Director, Veterinary Services & Marketing, Merial Select
    Melissa Tymchuk
Director of PR & Marketing, Northeast Georgia Health System
  Keith Whitaker
Attorney, Smith, Gilliam, Williams &  Miles
    Davis White*
Principal, Datawise Communications
   Philip Wilheit, Jr.*
Partner, Wilheit Packaging Material
   Todd Young
Manager, Publix Super Market

* Denotes member of the Executive Committee

Each one of us has the capacity - directly or indirectly - to make a positive impact in our community. Countless volunteer hours provide the backbone for an organization.  The Board of Directors is dependent upon these volunteer committees to ensure the organizational integrity of United Way of Hall County.

2015- 2016 Officers & Executive Committee

Executive Committee supervises the business of the organization between meetings of the Board of Directors. It is comprised of officers and select committee chairs. They conduct the annual performance review of the President and serves as the Compensation Committee on behalf of the organization.

Philip Wilheit, Jr., Chair
Davis White, Chair-elect
Spence Price, Secretary/Treasurer
Brett Fowler, Resource Development Chair
Katie Dubnik, Resource Development Chair-Elect
Lauren Samples, Community Building Chair
Brian Daniel, Immediate past chair
Wes Robinson, Chair of Ethics Committee
Christina Jones, Chair of Audit Committee

2015 - 2016 Audit Committee

Christina Jones, Chair
Blair Diaz, CPA
Andy Kalinauskas
Keith Whitaker
R.K. Whitehead

2015 - 2016 Finance Committee

Spence Price, Chair
Nick Bruner
Tim Evans
Melissa Molina
Sam Johnson, MD
Christina Jones
Dawn Justus
Carol Shirley
Trey Wood

2015 - 2016 Ethics Committee

Wes Robinson, Chair
Sam Couvillon
Mimi Collins
527 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501 P.O. Box 2656, Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone (770) 536-1121
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