New officers and nine new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Annual Meeting.
Officers for 2021-2022 are as follows:
Board Chair: Roger Desjarlais, Lee Board of County Commissioners
Vice Board Chair: Bob Beville, Waterman Broadcasting Corporation
Treasurer: Cynthia Hawkins, Wiltshire Whitley Richardson & English PA
Assistant Treasurer: Victoria Loyola, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co.
Secretary: Mary Vlasak Snell, Pavese Law Firm
Immediate Past Chair: Robert Shearman, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, PA
Joining the United Way Board of Directors are the following:
Corey Vertich, Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners
Dotty St. Amand, Lighthouse of SWFL
Darren Wallace, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, P.A.
David Klein, Klein Solutions Group, LLC
Earnest Wilks, Regions Bank
Harlan Parrish, FineMark National Bank & Trust
John Joyce, CRS Technology Consultants
Kevin Anderson, Mayor, City of Fort Myers
Kevin Karnes, Lee County Clerk of Courts
All money raised in the United Way Campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way Partner Agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, United Way’s WeCare, ACT, LARC, Inc., and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, and meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods.
In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.