Volunteers Leading The Way

Board of Directors


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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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

Thelma Castillo
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
Vice President
Mat King
St. Clair County Sherriff 
Caryn VanderHeuvel
St. Clair County Probate Court
Steve Warsinske
Citizen's Review Committee Chair
Cindy Rourke
2022 Campaign Leader
Jennie Posey
County of St. Clair
2022 Campaign Leader
Sharon Wilton
Fort Gratiot Township
Human Resource Chair
Leann Warner
DTE Energy (St. Clair)
Labor Representative
Richard Cummings


James Barron
United Parcel Service

Dr. John Brooks
McLaren Port Huron

Danielle Brunk
Meijer, Inc.

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 


Jose Kottoor
Lake Huron Medical Center

Michelle Shepley
TCF Bank

Marc Simone
SEMCO Energy