United Way of the Mid-South is led by our Board of Directors. Board members live in our local eight-county area and serve as unpaid volunteers.

J.T. Young is the Chair of United Way of the Mid-South’s Board of Directors, beginning his two-year term July 2022.  Young is the President and CEO, Memphis Light, Gas and Water.


Craig Weiss, Chair-Elect and Investment Committee Chair, Tower Ventures

Jeffery GreerHuman Relations Chair, FedEx Freight

Mary Ann JacksonSecretary/Counsel, Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Richard WrightTreasurer and Finance Chair, Ernst & Young, LLP

Darrell Cobbins, Community Impact ChairUniversal Commercial LLC

Eric Brown, Valero Energy Corporation

Shannon A. Brown, FedEx Express

Johnekia “Neki” Catron, Southland Gaming

Rebecca Cullison, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Scotty Hendricks, New York Life Insurance, W. TN

James Jones,Teamsters Local representing UPS

Melanie A. Keller, Meritan, Apelah & Generations, Inc.

Ursula MaddenCity of Memphis 

 Leticia “Tish” TownsMarketing & Communications Chair, Regional One Health

David May, Investment Committee Chair, Regions Bank

Jean M. Morton, Immediate Past Chair & Nominating Committee Chair, Truist Bank

John Pettey, IIITocqueville Society Chair, Raymond James

Keith Townsend, Corporate Engagement Chair, International Paper

Craig L. WeissInvestment Committee Chair, Tower Ventures

Kevin Woods, Public Policy Chair, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Robert C. Klesges, Ph.D., University of Virginia Medical School

Todd Lochner, Principle Toyota in Memphis

Josh Poag, Poag Shopping Centers

Ayoka Pond, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Nataline Purdy, Communities In Schools of Memphis

Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., United Way of the Mid-South

Randy Stokx, Deloitte Services LP

Chris VanSteenberg, First Horizon


Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.

President & CEO

S. Lynn Jackson

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Cynthia Todd Graham

Chief Marketing and Development Officer

Carolyn McCormick

Director, Communications, Marketing & Engagement

Charles Nichols

Sr. Associate, Digital Creative Services

Letitia Robertson, MBA

Assoc. Director, Corporate & Community Engagement

Shamikia Adkins

Sr. Associate, Volunteer Engagement & Special Events

Keshia Merritt

Assoc. Director, Creative Services

Al Edwards

Director, Resource Development

Stephanie Douglas

Manager, Financial & Professional, Resource Development

Stephanie Shearin

Director, Major Gifts, Resource Development

Regina Holland

Manager, Hospitals & Manufacturing, Resource Development

Annette Knox

Manager, Annual Giving, Resource Development

Cynthia Bowers

Manager, Government and Manufacturing, Resource Development

Rhonnie Brewer

Manager, Labor Liaison, Resource Development


Gia Stokes

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Victor Anderson

Director, Finance

Uretha Smith

Senior Associate, Accounts Receivable

Stacey Reinke

Director, Special Projects

Britney Holmes

Associate Accountant, Finance

Helen Lemons

Senior Associate, Processing & Financial

Angelia Bradley

Sr. Associate, Accounting Supervisor

Jarvis Harris

Vice President, IT, Operations & Data Services

Matt King

Manager, Information Services

Steven Jones

Associate, Logistics & Building Maintenance

Jamara Trotter

Director, Data and Quality Improvement

Tehrian Martin

Manager, IT Applications and Services

Stephanie Sibley

Manager, Human Resources

Phyllis Hunt

Coordinator, Security


Angelia Allen

Chief Program Officer

Diana Bedwell

Director, Community Partnerships, Community Impact

Janet Haas

Administrative Assistant, Community Impact

Matthew Hein

Manager, Financial Stability, Community Impact

Kamisha Tucker

Sr. Associate, Financial Stability, Community Impact

Donna Owens

Sr. Associate, Community Partnerships, Community Impact

Bria Bowers

Associate, Financial Stability

Shayla Kolheim

Director, Driving The Dream

Twana Whitlock

Assoc. Director, Agency Relationships, Driving The Dream

Ann Terry

Manager, Agency Relationships, Driving The Dream

LaShondra Hill

Manager, Agency Relationships, Driving The Dream

Terell Clayton

Sr. Associate, Agency Relationships, Economic Supports, Driving The Dream

Candace Sanders

Data Analyst, Driving The Dream

Jennifer Richardson

Sr. Associate, Agency Relationships, Health & Well-Being, Driving The Dream

Cormelanie Chillous

Assoc. Care Coordinator, Case Manager, Driving The Dream

Cassandra Harris

Sr Associate, Agency Relationships, Family & Social Capital, Driving The Dream

Roxanne Rhoden

Assoc. Care Coordinator, Case Manager, Driving The Dream

Maya Sokolowski

Administrative Assistant, Driving The Dream

Campaign Representatives

United Way’s Campaign Representative Program is vital to the success of our resource development campaign and workplace giving programs. Campaign Representatives are employees who are “loaned” to United Way for roughly 13 weeks, from mid-August through mid-November. Many local companies either lend a key member of their team to United Way or they provide us with a Campaign Representative position through a sponsorship gift that gives us either full-time or part-time help.

When an employee serves as a Campaign Representative, they receive:

  • Professional training and practice in sales, presentation skills, leadership and negotiation
  • Valuable contacts in the business community
  • Involvement in solving community issues
  • Opportunities for self-development resulting in a more polished, experienced and confident employee

If you are interested in sponsoring a representative or would like to become a representative yourself, please contact Annette Knox or call 901.433.4370.