Committee Members

We are excited to announce our new steering committee members for 2020-2021! Thank you to the following members for committing your time and talent to support Always United, United Way of the Midlands and our community.

2021-2022 Steering Committee

Always United Officers

Phil Waddell, Chair 
John David Spade, Vice Chair 
Liz Anders, Past Chair and Financial Stability Council Representative 
Cindy Cox, Activities Chair 
Theresa Counts-Davis, Membership Chair 
Nancy Stoudenmire, Volunteer Chair 

Always United Representatives on United Way of the Midlands Councils & Committees

Frank Brown, Community Impact Council Representative 
Hayes Mizell, Education Council Representative 
Moss Blachman, Health Council Representative 
Libba Patterson, Partnership Committee Representative 
Debbie Hamm, UWM Board Representative 

Always United Members at Large / Committee Members

Bruce Bondo  
Claudia Brooks 
Sarena Burch 
Melanie Dalton 
Jerry Davis 
Paul Fant 
Rosemary Knowlton 
Martha Smith 
Teresa Stallings 
Candy Waites 
Laurie Walden


Committee Descriptions
Creates and implements strategies to retain and recruit members and to encourage members to be active participants in Always United. 

Recommends and creates activities designed to encourage participation by membership. These include social and educational events and joint events with other United Way affinity groups. Coordinates activities and ensures smooth execution of events.

Recommends, schedules and attends volunteer activities (virtual, in-person, skills-based) with United Way community partners and encourages members to give back and stay connected with community initiatives. 

Charter Members of Always United

A. Irene Albritton    
Thomas Funderburk    
Rosetta Penny
Elizabeth (Liz) Anders*    
Joseph (Joe) Gawronski    
Mike Quinn
Michael Anders    
Latonya Germany    
Frank Radcliff
Caroline Armstrong    
Casey Giraudy    
Naman Rawal
Stacey Atkinson    
Wally Graves*    
April Rice
Katherine Austin    
Michael (Mike) Gray*    
Charles Rice
Walter Bacon    
Charlotte Hamilton    
Patricia A. Saad
Marcia Beazley    
Debra Hamm    
Jasper Salmond
J. Mac Bennett    
Chaela Harris    
Nancy Schwind
Charlotte Berry    
Ann Henry    
Roger Schwind
Morris (Moss) Blachman    
Bob Henry    
Sirdearis Scott
Bruce Bondo    
Jack Hupp    
Charles E. Seastrunk
Whanna Bouknight    
Artise Patricia Irving    
John David Spade*
Kathleen Bounds    
Patricia James    
Louis Spradlin
Mary Paige Boyce    
John Robert Jones    
Danielle Staten
Claudia Brooks*    
Dominie King    
Jennifer Stevens
Frank Brown*    
Rosemary Knowlton    
Edith Stewart
Karen Brown    
Aleta Lane    
Ernest Stroman
John B. (Jack) Bryan    
Tom Ledbetter    
Odell Stuckey
Kymlah Burton    
Barbara Luberoff    
Jean Suber-Smith*
Holly Capps    
Taylor Lybrand    
Shakuntla (Shakun) Tahiliani
Willie Carter    
Percy Mack    
Linda Thompson
Maureen Clark    
Gwendolyn Martin    
Yvette Thompson
Carolyn Close*    
Bryanne McCurry    
Edna Velazquez
Patrick Cobb*    
Sharon Mincey    
Geromie Villamor
Elizabeth (Beth) H. Corley    
Hayes Mizell    
Lisa Waddell
Cynthia (Cindy) Cox    
Dorothy Moore    
Phil Waddell
William(Bill) Cram    
Evelyn H. Moore    
Candy Waites
Carol Cummings    
LaVonne Newsome    
Helene White
Gerald L. (Jerry) Davis    
Kathy Olson    
Lawrence (Larry) Witkowski
Osmund W. Dixon    
Greta Owen    
James Wright
Robbie Lasonda Evans    
Sandra Owensby*    
Brad Zaba
Paul Fant*    
Elizabeth Patterson    
Michael Zaccone
Roberta Fogle    
Wanda Pearson    

*Members of Founding Committee