Saturday, April 20, 2024

United Way of NWLA Expands Leadership with Five New Board Members

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, LA – United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has bolstered its leadership team with the addition of five new members to its esteemed 2024 Board of Directors. The organization, dedicated to addressing pressing social issues and fostering community empowerment, welcomed these new members to contribute their expertise and passion to its mission.

The newly elected board members, each bringing a wealth of experience and commitment to community service, officially commenced their two-year term with UWNWLA. The distinguished individuals joining the board are:

  • Michael Gallagher, Margaritaville Resort Casino
  • Valarie Jamison, Caddo Parish Government
  • Cyndi Phillips, ANECA Federal Credit Union
  • Scott Ward, Southern Components
  • Willie C. White III, David Raines Community Health Center

Expressing excitement about the addition of the new members, UWNWLA President and CEO LaToria W. Thomas emphasized the invaluable contributions they would make to the organization’s strategic direction and impact within the communities it serves. Thomas lauded their diverse expertise and dedication to the mission of United Way, expressing confidence in their ability to drive positive change.

The UWNWLA Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in guiding the organization’s initiatives, including strategic planning, fundraising efforts, and budget oversight. Additionally, board members serve as ambassadors, advocates, and representatives of UWNWLA within the community, actively promoting its mission and programs.

Following two successful terms as board chair, Darrin Dixon, Vice President of the Funeral Division at Winnfield Funeral Homes, passed the torch to incoming board chair John Tuggle, Executive Director of Shreve Memorial Library. Tuggle expressed his honor in assuming the role, pledging to lead the organization in its commitment to addressing societal challenges and empowering communities.

The addition of these five new members brings the total number of board members at UWNWLA to 22. To learn more about UWNWLA’s Board of Directors and to view a complete list of members, interested parties can visit the organization’s official website.

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