Our Board 


United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. We set significant and measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to you and to our board.

 Executive Committee.

Joe Lloyd

Chairman of the Board


Marsha Jones

Board Secretary

Springdale Public Schools |

Kent Williamson

Board Treasurer & Finance and Audit Committee Chair


Dr. Kim Needy

Community Impact Chair

University of Arkansas

Helena Gadison

Resource Development Chair

Conair Corporation

 Board Members at Large.

Chad Chance

The Point Financial Group

Missy Cole

City of Fayetteville

Megan Slocum

Fayetteville Public Schools

Tracy Harlow


Betsy Smyth

Legacy Bank

Mark Ryan


Kathleen Trotter

Krysalis Consulting 

David Vaden


 Our Campaign Cabinet.

Hans Driessnack

Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair

Northwest Health System

Jeremy Woody

Campaign Cabinet Co-Chair

Legacy Bank

Jason Bramlett

Eldredge & Clark LLP

Brad Bridgers

Rogers Insurance Agency

John L. Colbert

Fayetteville Public Schools

Krissy Glass

Kellogg’s Company

Peter Glenn


Belinda Hodges

J.V. Manufacturing Inc.

Todd Jenkins

J.B. Hunt

Kirby Jett Harris

Truity Credit Union

Bryce Larry

Legacy National Bank

Kim McClelland

La-Z-Boy of Arkansas

Ryan Patterson


Bethany Stephens

Soapbox Influence

Jason Suel

KNWA/Fox 24