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.

Helena Gadison

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Andrew Thompson

Board Vice-Chair

Kent Williamson

Board Treasurer & Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Dr. Kim Needy

Community Impact Chair

Missy Cole

Board Secretary

Joe Lloyd

Past Board Chair

 Board Members at Large.

Chad Chance

The Point Financial Group

David Vaden


Dr. Megan Slocum Duncan

Fayetteville Public Schools

Chad Kinsley

Black Hills Energy

Betsy Smyth

Legacy Bank

Elizabeth Murphy


Mark Ryan


Terra Stephenson

    District Court Judge  Washington County

Kathleen Trotter

Krysalis Consulting 

Jill Wagar

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Mike Baker

United Parcel Service