Pam Gregory, President/CEO
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 and she moved into the Community Impact Director role, followed by the role of President & CEO in 2018. 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.
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.
Steve Fulkrod, Finance Manager
Steve joined the United Way team in July 2017, bringing more than 36 years of nonprofit accounting, human resources & management experience to the team. He was born in west Texas, and grew up in farm & ranch country in New Mexico. He is a 1987 graduate of Eastern NM University, is a graduate of Harford County Leadership Academy, is a notary public, 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, ballroom dancing, and playing with their dachshunds.
Claire Otterbein, Community Impact Manger
Claire first joined the United Way team in 2018 as Community Outreach Coordinator. Currently, her current role is Community Impact Manger. She is a graduate of Towson University and has worked in nonprofits on the Lower Shore for the past 15 years. She has worn many hats during her nonprofit career! Her interests include literature, art, local heritage, museums, and community sevice. Orignally from Ocean City, Maryland, she now lives in Salisbury with her husband and two very good dogs.
Courtney Hastings, Marketing and Events Coordinator
Courtney is a graduate from James Madison University where she received her Bachelors of Business Administration focusing in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has worked in many business sectors such as wineries, newspapers and public libraries, and is excited to be at the United Way and able to give back to the community. She moved to the Eastern Shore in 2016 to help a friend whose husband was deployed and fell in love with the area – and her now husband Trey. They live together in Fruitland with their 2 boxers Leia and Luke, and their cat Leslie Knope.
Caroline Phillips, Community Outreach Coordinator
Caroline Phillips is an Eastern Shore native who grew up in Delmar, Delaware. She earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University where she played Division I Field Hockey. Caroline went on to get a master's degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her nonprofit experience includes working for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and in the Development Office at VCU. She also enjoys interacting with the public at her summer and part-time job at Mad Fish Bar and Grill in Ocean City. Athletics, reading, spending time with famliy, and influencing those around her in a positive way are a few of Caroline's interests.
Amanda Hailey, Community Outreach Coordinator
Amanda is an Eastern Shore native. A graduate of Wi Hi, Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury University with a BA in Communication Arts, Amanda has worked in customer relations/service for over 20 years. Amanda resides in Salisbury with her husband, very sassy and sweet daughter and two cats. An aspiring vegan and lover of all animals, salsa and chips, spending time with family and friends, traveling, sunsets and all things that bring positive vibes, Amanda is excited to be a part of the UWLES family and community.
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 then 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 7 grandchildren thus traveling is high on her list! She enjoys reading, sewing and painting and tending to her backyard and its wildlife.
Tracy Ritter, Community Impact Specialist
Tracy, a previous United Way team member, re-joined our staff in October of 2018 as the Community Impact Specialist. Tracy’s background in nursing, public health and various roles in the nonprofit sector serves her well, as she is coordinating the health literacy initiative, “Wellness Made Easy. Learn, Connect, Care", as well as supporting our Women United projects. When Tracy is not wearing her United Way hat, she consults for international nonprofits that empower and manage sustainable development in resource poor communities in Kenya. Tracy lives in Salisbury with her husband but also travels to Kenya,her ‘home away from home’. Tracy is also a proud Mama of a recent graduate from medical school where she is an OB/GYN resident at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Julie Peters, Office Manager
Julie, an Eastern Shore native, joined UWLES as office manager in May 2019. A graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs, Julie speaks Spanish and originally intended to go into government work. However, soon after graduation she discovered that her heart was in helping others and she has been working in the non-profit sector ever since! In her time away from the office, Julie mentors individuals with developmental disabilities and writes a travel blog. She lives in Salisbury with her husband and their teenage daughter, two rescue dogs, and a tabby cat.