Board of Directors

Our local United Way is proud to have a truly dedicated Board of Directors representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. The Board actively works to ensure we operate in the most efficient manner possible to meet the diverse human needs on the Lower Eastern Shore. Board members are proven leaders in our community who also lead the way in governing our local United Way.


Executive Officers

Chairman, Dana Seiler, Vantage Point Solutions Group


Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair, Jim Hartstein, The Insurance Market

Treasurer/Secretary, Roy Geiser, TGM Group, LLC


Wicomico Vice-Chair, Dennis Killian, Peninsula Regional Medical Center


Dorchester Vice-Chair, Jennifer Layton, Layton’s Chance Winery


Somerset Vice-Chair, Cortney Monar, Princess Anne Elementary School


Worcester Vice-Chair, Cole Taustin, The Embers Restaurant & BLU Crabhouse & Rawbar


Messaging Communications Vice-Chair, Rick Nelson, Nelson’s Nationwide


Special Projects Vice-Chair, Laura Rodriguez, PNC Bank


Community Impact Vice-Chair, Beth Reid, Peninsula Regional Medical Center


Personnel Committee Vice-Chair, Joy Strand, Civic Leader



Pete Bugas, Interstate Container


Michele Canopii, Maryland Dept. of Transportation, MVA

Steve Farrow, Civic Leader / Piedmont Airlines, Retired


John Gaddis, Somerset County Public Schools


Donna Hanlin, Wicomico County Public Schools


Amy Hasson, Salisbury University


Tashica Hilliard, Civic Leader


Bryan Hurst, Perdue Farms


Davis Jean-Louis, Civic Leader


Gus Lebois, Civic Leader / Perdue Farms, Retired


Jim List, James A. List Attorney at Law


Mary Mengason, Avery Hall Insurance Group


Sharon Morris, First Shore Federal 



Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic Community College


Susan Parker, DelmarvaNow


Jesse Reid, Wicomico County Public Schools


Ginny Reid-Matern, Civic Leader


Chantal Russum, Washington High School & Academy


Candice Schroepfer, Perdue Fams


Connie Strott, Law Firm of George G. Strott, Jr.


Annette Wallace, Worcester County Board of Education


Michael Wood, Pepsi Bottling Ventures (photo pending)