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Who We Are

One Community, United for Change

Together with local volunteers and community partners, we help everyone in our region feel safe, secure, and supported.

The United Way of Chattahoochee Valley is a non-profit that aims to advance equity and achieve child, family, and community well-being.

Our Focus Areas

Building Opportunity,
Bridging Inequality

Our work focuses on three pillars that form the foundation of a good life.

Economic Mobility

Helping everyone have a place to call home.

Educational Equity

Ensuring students have the tools to succeed.

Health Access

Promoting physical and mental wellness.

Core Values

We envision a collaborative, resilient region where every person can thrive.


We appreciate the time, talent, treasure, and experience of our community.


We inspire community action to create positive change.


We adapt to the changing needs of our community.


We believe in the inherent dignity of every person.


We build relationships to achieve our mission and vision.

Our Story

For over 70 years, we’ve helped fund local agencies that better people’s lives in our community.

Thanks to our donors, volunteers, board members, and staff, we’ve grown into the trusted organization we are today, building opportunities for the Chattahoochee Valley’s current and future residents.

Our Team

Our talented, compassionate staff manage the day-to-day operations of the United Way and foster connections in our community.

Ben Moser President and CEO
Erika Cottingham Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Becky Fletcher Vice President, Resource Development
Pat Frey Vice President, Home For Good
Chandra Wright Vice President, Philanthropy
John Greenhaw Financial Consultant
Jennifer St John Vice President, Community Impact
Neashada Agbasi Case Manager, Home For Good
Shay Batton Specialist, Finance & Operations
Tamara Campbell Outreach Coordinator, Community Schools United
Anna Cannon Relationship Manager
Rachel Chambless Director, Engagement
Cindy Davis Case Manager, Home for Good
Cathy Devane Specialist, HMIS/CES, Home For Good
Terry Gallups Director, Home for Good
Edith Giles Executive Assistant
Denise Guthrie Manager, Accounts Receivable & Special Events
Sidney Houck Manager, Community Schools United
Denise McWhorter Administrative Assistant, Home For Good
Candace Muncy Manager, 211 & Impact
Grace Nagel Director, The Basics
Lindsey Platts Director, Marketing & Communications
Haley Ramey Director, Resource Development
Tammie Redding Manager, Coordinated Entry, Home For Good
Pam Romero Director, Community Schools United
Valerie Ward Data Manager

Our Community Partners

With the help of these generous organizations and companies, the United Way builds opportunities for everyone in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Board Members

These community leaders help guide our organization and find the best ways to create positive change.

Ms. Terry Bargy

WC Bradley Company

Mr. Kevin Blair


Ms. Catherine Budzynski

Aflac Global Ventures

Ms. Cheryl Burns

Phenix City Board of Education

Mr. Randy Burt

Publix Supermarkets

Dr. Brenda Coley

Russell County School District

Mr. Ron Daniel

Daniel Appliance Company

Mr. Sebastian Dixon

Alabama Power

Ms. Melissa Gauntt


Mr. Hamish Guthrie

Columbus Engine Center
Pratt & Whitney

Mr. Isaiah Hugley

Columbus Consolidated Government

Mr. Rodney Mahone

The McClatchy Company

Ms. Jensen M. Melton

Community Volunteer, Attorney

Mr. David Mitchell

Columbus State University

Mr. Rinkesh Patel

President, RAM Hotel Management

Mr. Keith Pierce

TSYS Issuer Solutions

Mr. Teddy Reese

The Reese Firm, LLC

Dr. Andy Roddenbery

Columbus Surgical Specialists, LLC

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims

Troy State University

Ms. GwenDolyn Ruff, SPHR

Columbus Water Works

Rabbi Beth Schwartz

Temple Israel

Ms. Jackie Screws

Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Mr. Len Sexton

Synovus Securities, Inc.

Chief Raymond Smith

Chief of Police
Phenix City, AL

Ms. D. Melody Trimble

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

Mr. W. Clark Turner

W.C. Turner Investments

Mr. Jack Turner

Gwaltney Ventures/TigerJack LLC

Ms. Erica Walker

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

Mr. Rob Ward

Corporate Communications & Community Affairs
Global Payments (TSYS)


We are a talented and diverse team seeking solutions to some of life’s most profound problems. It’s a big task, but the reward is even bigger: a better community for everyone.

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