Board of Directors

Volunteer Led. Volunteer Driven.

From the board of directors to fundraising volunteers and the thousands of others who lend a hand each year, volunteer leaders ensure United Way continues to help the Virginia Peninsula impact the issues that matter most.

The Board of Directors helps shape the future of United Way. They are responsible for agency oversight and keeping United Way on the right track. The dedication of these volunteers to the Virginia Peninsula community and their commitment to creating real, lasting change is what drives United Way forward. Thanks to the generosity of our Board of Directors, 100% of all funds raised in the annual campaign go to United Way partner agencies and our Pathways our of Poverty initiative. 

Board of Directors

Lindsey Carney
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

Conway Sheild III
Vice Chairman
Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.

Greg F. Lawson, CPA/ABV, CFF, CGMA
Brown Edwards

Steven Bond
City of Hampton

Thomas J. Cosgrove
Newport News Shipbuilding

Brian K. Skinner

Joycelyn Spight Roache
Old Point National Bank
Steven S. Kast
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, President & CEO

Steven Barrs
C.A. Barrs, Contractor 

Gary Behm
Enterprise Holdings

Jerri Dickseski
Newport News Shipbuilding

James Finneran
Newport News Public Schools 


Gordon Gentry Jr. 

Nancy Littlefield
Riverside Health Systems

Michael Maier
Jefferson Lab

Dr. Willard Maxwell Jr.
New Beech Grove Baptist Church

Graham Nuttycombe
Bank of America

Keith Roots
Christopher Newport University

Leslie Schultz
Henderson Inc.

Jonathan Skinner
Harrison & Lear
C.J. "Skip" Smith, III
WM Jordan

Alexis Swann

Sandy Wanner

Marshall Warner
Chesapeake Bank

Nhu Ywargin
YLS Inc. Landscape Contractor