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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.

Board of Directors

William Bell
Newport News Shipbuilding Division

Jennifer Smith
Vice Chairman
J Smith Enterprises

Joycelyn Spight
Old Point National Bank

Brian Skinner
TowneBank Peninsula/Williamsburg

Steve Barrs
C.A. Barrs Contractor, Inc. 

Ron Bieszczad
Sentara Careplex Hospital

James Bourey
Campaign Advisor

Mary Bunting
City of Hampton

Lindsey Carney
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

Jerri Dickseski
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Mike Doucette
Riverside Regional Medical Center

Bill Downey
Riverside Health System 

Terrie Edwards
Sentara Healthcare

Patrick Finneran
Newport News Public Schools

Gordon Gentry
TowneBank Peninsula/Williamsburg

Dr. Patricia Johnson

Greg Lawson, CPA/ABV, CFF, CGMA
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP 

Mike Maier
Jefferson Lab

Graham Nuttycombe
Merrill Lynch

Keith Roots
Christopher Newport University

Conway Sheild
Jones, Blechman, Woltz, & Kelly