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Board of Directors

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is a volunteer governed organization. This means that your neighbors, your co-workers and your friends make all decisions based on the needs of our community. Our Board of Directors consists of community leaders with diverse backgrounds and a full understanding of the needs of our cities and rural areas. Additionally, hundreds of volunteers provide leadership and direction for the organization.

Stephanie Ginter, MBA Chair
Mitch Cohen Vice Chair
Nancy Hamilton Vice Chair
Diane Ravenscroft
Jason Weldon
Karen Barsell
CEO & President
Committee & Subcommittee Chairs
Kate Marshall
Annual Giving
Stephanie Ginter
Board Development/Nominating
Betty Rose
Community Impact
Mitch Cohen
Endowment, Planned Giving
Diane Ravenscroft
Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq.
Legal Advisor
Nancy Hamilton
Literacy is the Cure
Shera Alberti-Annunzio
Ethics Liaison


Board of Directors

Priscilla Bender (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Community Volunteer
Mitch Cohen (*Dec. 31, 2017)
District Manager, U.S. Bank
Phillip Cote (*Dec. 31, 2018)
Reno Hub & Feeder Division Manager, UPS
Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. (*Dec. 31, 2017)
Owner, Drinkwater Law Offices
Stephanie Ginter, MBA (**Dec. 31, 2019)
Senior Business Rental Sales Executive, Enterprise Holdings
Jessica Glover (*Dec. 31, 2019)
West Coast Account Executive, Better World Books
Rick Gorman (**Dec. 31, 2017)
Chief Financial Officer, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Laura Granier (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Estela Gutierrez (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Vice President of Student Services, Truckee Meadows Community College
Nancy Hamilton (**Dec. 31, 2018)
Vice President, Community Development, Wells Fargo
Larry Harvey (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Director Human Resources, Click Bond, Inc
James Lyle (*Dec. 31, 2017)
Supervisor, Warehouse Operations, NV Energy
Valerie Luevano (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Director, Center for Social Justice & Health Equity, Child Health Institute, Renown Health
Kate Marshall (*Dec. 31, 2018)
Community Volunteer
Tom Pfoh (*Dec. 31, 2018)
Pricing Manager, Bently Nevada/ GE Oil and Gas
Diane Ravenscroft (*Dec. 31, 2018)
CPA, MacFarlane, Faletti & Co. LLP
Betty Rose (*Dec. 31, 2017)
Community Volunteer, UWNNS; Retired
Jason Weldon (*Dec. 31, 2017)
Store Leader and Vice President, Scheels All Sports, Inc
Jeff Scott (*Dec. 31, 2019)
Library Director, Washoe County Library System
Mary Wink (*Dec. 31, 2018)
Senior Vice President, Reno Market President, Bank of America

  *Denotes end of first term.

**Denotes end of second term.