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United Way announces 2015-2016 board

(Aug. 27, 2015) The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore welcomes a new Board of Directors.  The board has a one-year term, ending on June, 30 2016. With 34 active members from organizations across the Lower Shore counties, United Way is poised to begin the 2015-2016 campaign season with new leadership.    
Along with new board members, United Way has appointed a new board President, Cathie Thomas, membership director for the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.
A Salisbury resident since 1984 with a background in small business services, Thomas has spent a great deal of time supporting local non-profits over the past 30 years. She has been involved with PRMC Junior Auxiliary Board, Jaycee Women, Trinity United Methodist Church Altar Guild, Junior Achievement, Salisbury Junior Service League and Hope with Support, having served as president of four of these organizations.   
“I believe that in supporting your community, you are building a better place for all to live,” she said.
United Way is proud to have a dedicated Board of Directors representing Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties. The Board actively works to ensure the organization operates in the most efficient manner possible to meet the diverse human needs on the Lower Eastern Shore. Board members are proven leaders in the community, and also exhibit leadership in governing the local United Way.

United Way Board 2015-2016:
Cathie Thomas, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, board president
Bruce Bright, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand
Pete Bugas, Interstate Container
Kim Conway-Dumpson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore*
Dr. Memo Diriker, BEACON at Salisbury University
Jennifer Doyle, civic leader
Mark Dudick, Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals
Mark Edney, Peninsula Urology Associates
Jeff Eichelberger, Sherwin Williams
Roy Geiser, TGM Group*
Jim Hartstein, The Insurance Market
Michael James, The Carousel Hotel*
Jennifer Layton, Layton’s Chance Winery*
Gus Lebois, Perdue Farms
Steve Marshall, Somerset County Commissioners
Mary Mengason, Avery Hall Insurance Group*
Cortney Monar, Somerset County Board of Education*
Allen Nelson, civic leader
Rick Nelson, Nelson’s Nationwide Insurance
Kate Oliviero, civic leader
Susan Parker, Delmarva Media Group*
Jan Perdue, civic leader
Scott Phillips, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Beth Reid, Healogics*
Jesse Reid, Wicomico Board of Education*
Ginny Reid-Matern, civic leader
Laura Rodriguez, PNC Bank*
Tony Rodriguez, Safran Labinal Power Systems
Dana Seiler, Vantage Point Solutions Group*
Joy Strand, McCready Foundation, Inc. *
Connie Strott, Law Firm of George G. Strott, Jr.
Vince Tolbert, Worcester County Board of Education
Annette Wallace, Worcester County Board of Education*
(* indicates a new board term)