Pam Gregory, Interim 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. 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, 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.
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. Afeting living in other parts of the country post-college, Kacey returned to the Shore in 2013 and understands how special the people and atmosphere of our community is and has always had a passion to help her neighbors in need. She loves being able to do this through her career with United Way and creating opportunities, experinces and events that bring people together to make a real local difference.
Caroline Phillips, Community Outreach Coordinator
Caroline Phillips is an Eastern Shore native who grew up in Delmar, Delaware. She earened a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Appalachain State Univeristy where she played Division I Field Hockey. Caroline went on to get a master's degree in Public Administration from Virgina Commonwealth Univeristy. 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.
Claire Otterbein, Community Outreach Coordinator
Claire was excited to join the United Way in 2018 as Community Outreach Coordinator. She is a graduate of Towson Univeristy 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. Orginally from Ocean City, Maryland, she now lives in Salisbury with her husband and two very good dogs.
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 7 grandchildren thus traveling is high on her list! She enjoys reading, sewing and painting and tending to her backyard and its wildlife.
Brielle McQuiston, Marketing and Communications Intern
Brielle is a double major in Marketing and Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish at Salisbury University. She joined United Way last year through the Salisbury Univeirty's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. In addition to interning at the office, Brielle is a Student Business Leader for the Perdue School of Business, President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Association, Vice President of Student United Way, and an Honor's College Ambassador.