Board of Directors

Our local United Way is proud to have a truly dedicated Board of Directors representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. The Board actively works to ensure we operate in the most efficient manner possible to meet the diverse human needs on the Lower Eastern Shore. Board members are proven leaders in our community who also lead the way in governing our local United Way.


Executive Officers

President, Jim Hartstein, The Insurance Market


Immediate Past President, Rick Nelson, Nelson's Nationwide Insurance


Executive Vice President, Dana Seiler, Vantage Point Solutions Group


Treasurer, Roy Geiser, TGM Group, LLC


VP of Dorchester County, Jennifer Layton, Layton's Chance Winery


VP of Somerset County, Cortney Monar, Princess Anne Elementary School


VP of Worcester County, Cole Taustin, The Embers Restaurant & BLU Crabhouse & Rawbar


VP of Wicomico County, Beth Reid, Healogics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center 


VP of Community Impact, Kim Conway-Dumpson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore


VP of Communications, Memo Diriker, BEACON at Salisbury University 


VP of Special Projects, Mary Mengason, Avery Hall Insurance Group



Greg Bassett, Salisbury Independent


Pete Bugas, Interstate Container


Michele Canopii, Maryland Department of Transportation's MVA


Steven Farrow, Piedmont Airlines


John Gaddis, Somerset County Board of Education


Donna Hanlin, Wicomico County Board of Education


Amy Hasson, Salisbury University


Ron Hickman, TGM Group, LLC


Bryan Hurst, Perdue


Davis Jean-Louis, Interstate Container


Dennis Killian, Peninsula Regional Medical Center


Gus Lebois, Civic Leader


Jim List, James A. List Attorney at Law


Sharon Morris, First Shore Federal 



Allen Nelson, Civic Leader


Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic Community College


Susan Parker, Delmarva Media Group


Jesse Reid, Wicomico County Board of Education


Ginny Reid-Matern, Civic Leader


Laura Rodriguez, PNC Bank


Candice Schroepfer, Perdue Fams


Joy Strand, Civic Leader


Connie Strott, Law Firm of George G. Strott, Jr.


Annette Wallace, Pocomoke High School