Our Staff

Kathleen Momme, Executive Director

Kathleen’s 30+ year career in non-profits was inspired at an early age when she first volunteered as an Easter Bunny, visiting sick patients at the local hospital.  She has served as Executive Director of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore for the last 23 years, and in that time has led the organization in steady growth, raising over $22,000,000 for local programs.   Although she is not a “from here”, Kathleen, her husband Andrew, and their three children Drew, Julie Ann and Michael have resided on the Eastern Shore since the early 90s.  Aside from eating, sleeping and breathing United Way, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her grandson Logan, Nationals baseball, Redskins football, and baking desserts for loyal United Way donors and volunteers.

 

Steve Fulkrod, Finance Manager

Steve joined the United Way team in July 2017, adding over 30 years of non-profit accounting & management experience to the team.  He was born in west Texas, grew up in farm & ranch country in New Mexico.  He is a 1987 graduate of Eastern NM University and is an honorably discharged US Army veteran.  Steve, and his wife Maggie, are involved in several philanthropic endeavors and have been Anchor Society members of our United Way for many years – they say our local United Way is their favorite charity.  Steve and Maggie enjoy traveling, RV camping, history, and ballroom dancing.

 

Pam Gregory, Community Impact Director

Originally hired as Donor Relations Director, Pam's role changed in 2013 when UWLES made a strategic decision to focus staff efforts on programming, measurements, and outcomes.  Commonly known as the office "mom", she is known for her chocolate addiction and for sharing her vice with volunteers, donors and pretty much anyone who decides to stop by for a visit. Pam lives in Salisbury with her husband, Jim, and their dogs, horses and other miscellaneous animals that show up on their farm.  She is also a very proud mother of two beautiful girls, Paige and Sarah.

 

Amy Luppens, Communications Manager

Amy has served United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in a variety of capacities including Donor Relations Director, Assistant Director, and most recently as part-time Communications Director.  An Eastern Shore native, Amy relocated back to her hometown of Salisbury when she married her childhood crush, David.  Together, they have three boys, two dogs and an ever-changing assortment of birds, reptiles, fish, and insects.  In her spare time, Amy enjoys any activity that keeps her kids busy, arts & crafts, playing guitar, and running.

 

Stacey McMichael, Resource Development Manager

Stacey is a graduate of James M. Bennett and received her degree in Behavioral & Social Science from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, her first job was with a nonprofit organization, where her desire to do more for those less fortunate was first felt. She returned to the Shore to build a restaurant business with her father, becoming the sole proprietor with her husband in 1999. After selling the restaurant, Stacey returned to the nonprofit world and eventually joined United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Her favorite part of United Way is the opportunity to work for such an integral community focused agency.  In her "spare time", Stacey's life really begins and ends with family. She is blessed to have been born into a large family with everyone close by and she is honored to be the mother of two great kids, Madison & Devlin and married to her best friend, Phil. 

 

Meg Davis, Office Manager

Meg joined United Way as Office Manager after fulfilling her lifelong dream of working for Disney... and yes, she got to dress up in character!  She has found a new home in the nonprofit world and her favorite part of working for United Way is seeing the enormous amount of community support that is behind the organization.  Meg currently lives in Salisbury with her husband Andrew and dog Lily. Her favorite hobbies are running, reading and traveling.  

 

Kacey Decker, Special Projects Manager

Kacey was born and raised in Worcester County and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, and all the “Shore Life” has to offer including the local cuisine and the “Great Outdoors” such as camping, hiking, surfing and taking her dog, Lucy, to Assateague Island.   After exploring and working in other parts of the country post-college, Kacey returned to the Shore in 2013 where she began her career with United Way.  Kacey greatly appreciates the special atmosphere and people of our community and has always had a passion to help her neighbors in need.  She loves being able to do this through her work with United Way ... creating opportunities, experiences, and events that bring people together to make a real local difference.

 

Chelsea Johnson, Community Outreach Manager

Chelsea is a ‘come here’ who landed in Salisbury by way of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Communications degree from Towson University, moved to the Steel City, and now proudly calls the Eastern Shore home. She joined the United Way team in August 2015 and loves the sense of local community that comes with living on the shore (the sunsets aren’t bad, either). She is a proud dog mom (she’ll show you pictures!) and enjoys spontaneous trips to the beach with her husband, Michael.

 

Olivia Momme, Community Outreach Manager

Olivia is a proud Salisbury School alumna and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Salisbury University.  She worked as a lifestyle and wedding photographer for 7 years, happily helping to document some of the biggest moments in people’s lives. She got involved with our local United Way through volunteering growing up, even worked in various positions at the office in 2014, before returning to work full time in 2016.  Having grown up with UWLES being such a presence in her life she is amazed to see how much it continues to grow and adapt to the community’s ever changing needs.  The biggest joy in Olivia’s life is her spirited little boy, Logan.  Together they enjoy cooking, playing, and going on adventures both big and small.   

 

Tracy Ritter, Grants Manager

Tracy has worked in the non-profit sector locally and internationally using her education in nursing and public health to assist organizations in the delivery of services to the disadvantaged. Her part time status at United Way allows her to continue to consult for a network of non-profits in Kenya that focus on sustainable community development programs that improve living conditions. When she is not in Salisbury or Kenya, Tracy and her husband enjoy entertaining, traveling and spending time with family.

 

Cathie Thomas, Leadership and Planned Giving Officer

Cathie has been a resident of Salisbury for over 30 years and has always been involved with local non-profits.  Having worked in the non-profit world since 2000, and served the United Way as a volunteer since 2004 she joined the United Way staff in the fall of 2016.  Cathie notes the best thing about working at the United Way is the team that is assembled there!  She enjoys being a part of a creative and dedicated group that work together to make a lasting impact on lives in our community.  When not at United Way, Cathie’s attention turns to family.  She and her husband Jack have a total of 5 children and 6 grandchildren thus traveling is high on her list! She enjoys reading, sewing and painting and tending to her backyard and its wildlife.

 

Eleanor Brown, Get Connected Volunteer Center Intern

Eleanor works alongside our Community Impact Director and Grants Manager to manage the Get Connected Volunteer Center, the Lower Eastern Shore's designated Volunteer Center. She currently attends Salisbury University and is actively involved in Salisbury University’s Student United Way.  Eleanor is originally from England and moved to Frederick, MD in 2006.  She has traveled all over the world, including Australia, Ireland, India, South Africa, and Canada.  Her favorite part of interning with United Way is getting to learn more about the community and interact with a variety of nonprofits.