Board of Directors

The United Way of Northern Arizona Board of Directors is comprised of 25 individuals representing a cross section of the region it serves. The Board sets and monitors policies, reviews the budget, and ensures United Way’s accountability to all donors.

Meet the community leaders that who guide the United Way of Northern Arizona

Board Chair
Stacey Brechler-Knaggs
Grants and Contracts Manager, City of Flagstaff

Vice Board Chair
Mike Kelly
W. L. Gore and Associates

President & CEO
Carol Dykes
United Way of Northern Arizona

Bruce Blankenship
Volunteer Leader

Greg Clifton
City Manager, City of Flagstaff

Janet Dean
Arizona Public Service

Reed Hancock
Tucson Electric Power

Erika Harting
Wells Fargo Bank

Jennifer Hernandez
Expect More AZ

James Jayne
Retired, Coconino County

Josh Maher
Northern Arizona University

Jabarha (Kutt) Nichols
Kuttz Barbershop

Candy Owens
Volunteer Leader

Todd Parker
Flagstaff Medical Center

Mike Penca
Flagstaff Unified School District

Chris Reed
Christ Church of Flagstaff

Eric Scott
HR and Risk Management, Navajo County

Gabriella (Gabe) Smith
Kinney Construction Services

Jeffery Springborn
HR Manager, Nestle Purina

Legacy Members

David Abeyta

Andy Bertelsen

Sedric Cade

Mark Carroll

Sylvia Johnson

Steve Peru

Elizabeth Archuleta

Kerry Blume (Emeritus)

Bill Calloway

Jim Dykes

Kimberly Ott

John Sininger


Carol Dykes

Heidi Hanson-Sobek
Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Elaine Hebestreit
Administrative Assistant

Christine Pierce
Campaign Resource Coordinator

Sybil Smith
Coconino County VOAD Chair (Volunteer)

Collaborators in the Community

We are grateful for the generous support of our collaborative partners represented by philanthropic corporations, foundations, government entities and volunteer organizations in the community. Our collaborators include:

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United Way of Northern Arizona

1515 E. Cedar Ave., Ste D-1
Flagstaff, AZ 86004



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