Community Board

Community Board 2021-2022

United Way of the Wine Country thanks the many dedicated members of our Community Board and corresponding Committees for their passion, commitment, and ambassadorship in helping raise the vital funds that fuel our grantmaking cycles, advocacy efforts, and many collaborative partnerships throughout our five-county region. #UnitedWeRise #UnidosAscendemos

Our Community Board is comprised of community members from various backgrounds all working together to inform ongoing efforts by the following Committees:

Audit: Ensure implementation and compliance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), policies, and reporting practices

Executive: Compromised of the eight (8) Committee Chairs and convenes as needed to advise and consent regarding urgent matters

Finance: Set, review, and report United Way of the Wine Country’s financial integrity, health, and performance

Governance: Ensure the Community Board is properly staffed, trained, and engaged in supporting organizational goals

Operations: Oversee continuous improvement of infrastructure and operations, including Human Resources and Technology

Public Policy: Evaluate public policy issues to determine relevance and support throughout our five-county service area

Strategic Grantmaking: Determine and oversee fair, consistent, on-strategy grant-making policies and processes

Workplace Giving: Advancing community awareness in the value of collective giving to increase resources and support

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Tina Sheldon
Community Board Chair
Senior Relationship Manager American AgCredit
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Spencer Bader
Audit Committee Chair
Sonoma County Water Agency Retiree
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Brian Bottari
Governmental Relations Consultant, Comcast
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Percy Brandon
General Manager, Vintners Inn/John Ash & Co.
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Judy Coffey
Strategic Grantmaking Committee Co-Chair
Public Policy Committee Member & Kaiser Permanente Retiree
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Heather DeMarinis
Community Volunteer
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Karen Fies
Strategic Grantmaking Committee Co-Chair & Pride United Chair
County of Sonoma Retiree
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Dr. Steve Herrington
County Superintendent, Sonoma County Office of Education
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Roseanne Ibarra
Governance Committee Chair
Executive Director FIRST 5 Mendocino
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Andra Jones
Workplace Giving Committee Chair
Senior Director, Business Development and Chief of Staff, Coronary and Renal Denervation at Medtronic
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Henri Komrij
Operations Committee Chair
Vice President & General Manager at Keysight Technologies
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Mike McKeon
Community Board Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair & Poppy Bank Retiree
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Socorro Shiels
Community Board Secretary
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Officer, City of Santa Rosa

United Way of the Wine Country Community Board FAQ

What is a Community Board?
How are Community Board members recruited and approved?
What are the eight Committees?
Who reaches out to initiate recruitment and who “approves” Committee members?
What are “application surveys” and how are they distributed to prospective members?
Are there required qualifications to become a Committee member?
What are the terms of Committee members?
How does one become a Community Board member?
Who approves CB membership for new and returning members?
What are the terms of the Community Board members?
How many total years can someone serve as a Committee member and/or CB member?
How are Committee Chairs elected and how long are their terms?
What are the term limits for folks who were already serving on the Board of Directors before the launch of the new Community Board?
Why the term limits?
How often do Committees meet?
Are meetings in person or virtual?
What are the expectations regarding making donations as Committee and CB members?