Volunteers Leading The Way

Board of Directors

Volunteer-Driven

United Way of St. Clair County is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to providing health and human services to the residents of the community.  Our over 150 volunteers are responsible for:

  • Setting the direction of the organization
  • Making decisions based on the mission and vision of the organization
  • Hiring the Executive Director
  • Approving the budget
  • Oversight
  • Determining what community needs will be addressed through program funding
  • Raising funds annually
  • Approving or denying Affiliated Organization applications
  • Allocating annual Campaign funds to approved Affiliated Organization programs
  • Quarterly review of funded programs
  • Advocating on behalf of the organization, including workplace presentations

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Governance

While there are 1,078 United Ways throughout the United States and many others worldwide, each United Way is autonomous.  They are managed, governed, and maintained as their own business by their own volunteers.  UWSCC is governed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors. It is a corporation as defined in Michigan Non-Profit Corporation Act, 162 of 1982, and classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization. The IRS has also classified UWSCC as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

United Way of St. Clair County is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing essential health and human services to the residents of the community. It is driven by an annual Campaign which mobilizes community volunteers to actively solicit funds. The Campaign is coordinated by an appointed Campaign Chair and supported by a small professional staff.

 
The members, officers, directors, committee members, employees, and persons served by this corporation shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religious affiliation, and national origin.
 
All funds donated to United Way of St. Clair County are directed through an all-volunteer Board of Directors and fund distribution committee (Citizens Review Committee). United Way maintains an audit trail; contracting independent accounting firms to maintain the integrity of the organization through an overall annual audit of its financial statements.

Board of Directors Executive Committee

President
Thelma Castillo
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
 
Vice President
Mat King
St. Clair County Sherriff 
 
Secretary
Caryn VanderHeuvel
St. Clair County Probate Court
Treasurer
Patti Manley
McBride - Manley & Company, P.C.
 
Vice Treasurer
Steve Warsinske
Retiree
 
Citizen's Review Committee Chair
Cindy Rourke
Retiree
2020 Campaign Leader
Marc Simone
SEMCO Energy
 
Human Resource Chair
Leann Warner
DTE Energy (St. Clair)
 
Labor Representative
Richard Cummings
Retiree

Directors

James Barron
United Parcel Service

Dr. John Brooks
McLaren Port Huron

Danielle Brunk
Meijer, Inc.

Stacey Cutler
Northstar Bank

Hon. Daniel A. Damman
31st Circuit Court

 
 

Colleen DeLong
Fifth Third Bank

Bonnie DiNardo
St. Clair County Community College

Karry Hepting, CPA
St. Clair County Administrator / Controller

Elia Hussain
Vinculum Care

Jerry Johnson
MSU Extension 

Mat King
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

Jose Kottoor
Lake Huron Medical Center

Dr. Annette Mercatante
St. Clair County Health Department

Danny Negin
Farm Bureau Insurance

Michelle Shepley
TCF Bank

Marc Simone
SEMCO Energy