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United Way installs new board members, officers

New officers for United Way, from left, are Ernest Humphries, secretary; Debbie Wilkinson, chair; John Bryant, vice chair; and Patti Baker, treasurer. New officers for United Way, from left, are Ernest Humphries, secretary; Debbie Wilkinson, chair; John Bryant, vice chair; and Patti Baker, treasurer.

The Board of Directors of United Way of Henderson County elected new members and officers on Wednesday for 2018.

Joining the Board of Directors are Elisha Freeman, Executive Director of Children and Family Resource Center (non-voting agency representative); Kristen Freeman, Special Events Manager at Pardee Hospital Foundation; Judy Hansen, retired, formerly with the US Agency for International Development; Lew Holloway, Director of Downtown Economic Development with the City of Hendersonville; and Johnna Reed, Chief Administrative Officer with Pardee UNC Health Care.
Officers elected for this were Board Chair Debbie Wilkinson, Wells Fargo; Vice-Chair John Bryant, Henderson County Public Schools; Secretary Ernest Humphries, Kimberly-Clark Corporation; and Treasurer Patti Baker, BGW Certified Public Accountants.
“We are honored to have these community leaders join us as new members and officers of the United Way board of directors,” said Denise Cumbee Long, Executive Director United Way of Henderson County. “Their collective wisdom and leadership help us become an even stronger organization. I’m looking forward to working together as we make our community a better place.”
Newly elected Board Chair Debbie Wilkinson said: “I am delighted that our newly elected Board members have previously been involved in United Way in various capacities. They each have unique skills and talents and are excited to serve and help United Way make a difference in our community.”