Impact council

United Way of Greater Stark County’s programs and services create strong starts for kids early in life to prevent or lessen the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We put families at the center and provide support for long-term success.

Community impact

Nearly 50 community volunteers comprise the councils and committees of United Way of Greater Stark County. Their diverse backgrounds as human care and agency experts, community leaders and dedicated volunteers ensure the citizen review process operates to its potential. The councils and committees examine data and facts about Greater Stark County, and from that data, allocate funds to programs and services that work to solve our community's problems at the root cause.

If you're interested in joining a council or committee, please contact us to learn more.

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Community Investment Committee - providing oversight to the community impact decisions and processes

  • Kay Conley, Stark County Health Department
  • Jackie DeGarmo, Hilliard Jeane LLC
  • Chuck Ducey, Community Volunteer
  • Sally Efremoff, Community Volunteer
  • Derek Gordon, Stark Library
  • Amy H. Mast, Talent Results Consulting
  • Brent May, Plain Local Schools, Vice Chair
  • Alison Oyler, The Karcher Group
  • Gary Schumacher, Retired, Syncrony
  • Kevin Smith, PPI Graphics, Chair
  • Sara Strattan, Esq., Attorney retired
  • Peter Trumpower, Stark State College
  • Nicole Borbonus, Aultman Health Foundation
  • Andrew Byler, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company
  • Kay Conley, Stark County Health Department, Chair
  • Marianna DiGiacomo, Stark Library
  • Allison Esber, Stark County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
  • Julie Finney, Mercy Medical Center
  • Dr. Abby Leslie, Community Volunteer
  • Brent May, Plain Local Schools, Vice Chair
  • Mike Medure, Massillon Local Schools
  • Taylor Nervo, Employers Health
  • Tom Peterson, TimkenSteel Corporation
  • Kelly Potkay, Stark County Health Department
  • Teresa Purses, Stark Education Partnership, Inc.
  • Zachary Soehnlen, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Company
  • Robert Vandervaart, Timken Company
  • Latrice Virola, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

United Community Impact Council


Economic Mobility Collaborative

  • Randy Bailey, Strategic Portfolio Management, Inc.
  • Chuck Ducey, Community Volunteer
  • Rebekah Eisenbarth, H-P Products Inc.
  • Bob Fernandez, Community Volunteer
  • Beka Eisenbarth, H-P Products Inc.
  • Jennifer Meek-Eells, Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board
  • Susan Olivera, Aultman Health Foundation
  • Gary Schumacher, Retired, Synchrony
  • Scott Swaldo, Gervasi Vineyard
  • Rick Taylor, Kozmo's Grille
  • Joe French, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Chair
  • George Garcher, Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark Counties
  • Keith Hochadel, CommQuest Services
  • Dawn Miller, Canton City Health Department
  • Vince Pedro, Boys & Girls Club Massillon
  • Shirene Starn-Tapyrik, Alliance for Children & Families
  • Wendy Tracy, Pathway Caring for Children

Funded Partner Advisory Committee