An independent Board of Directors governs our United Way. The Board is composed of community leaders who represent our diverse region. Board members serve without compensation and are elected to serve a maximum of two, three-year terms. The election of board officers is held at the annual meeting. The Board of Directors meets monthly to set policy, and make decisions related to the organization’s strategies and performance.

Board Members

Spain Abney
Nuscale Power
Jon Amundson
City of Richland
Scott Booth
Amentum at WTP
Nick Bumpaous
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 598
Kena Chase
Lourdes Health
Charlie Drader
Commercial Team Lead (Umpqua Bank)
Laura Eder
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Chris Guerrero
Kennewick Police Dept.
Jason Hogue
American Family Insurance
Gail Johnsen
Faith Tri-Cities
Lisa Larson
Ben Franklin Transit
Keri Lobdell
Associate Dean of Library & Instruction Services (CBC)
Traci Pierce
Kennewick School District
Mike Sheridan
Waste Treatment Plant
Rebecca Weber
WA State Dept. of Agriculture


United Way has a dedicated team of professionals focused on improving lives and creating lasting change to ensure that every person in our community can thrive. 


Brant Baker
Director of Finance
Carol Brandner
Donor Relations & Accounting Manager
Bobbi Condos
Administrative Assistant
Paul Klein
Community Impact Manager
Caroline Mayr
Administrative Assistant, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Exec & RD
Shelly Neuhart
Resource Development Manager
Marketing & Communications Manager
Amanda Young
Annual Giving Lead