Board & Accountability

Board of Directors (2019-2020)

The Board sets the overall budget for the United Way of Windham County, including funding for operations, programs, and initiatives. It provides general guidance to the Community Investment Committee and approves appropriate target outcomes (WHAT goals to work towards) for UWWC investment. The board provides resources for the Community Impact Plan, including programs that work toward target outcomes, Community Impact strategies, and other community initiatives, as opportunities arise (HOW to get to the results).

The volunteers who make up United Way of Windham County’s Board of Directors come from the business, technology, social services, and other sectors as well as the community at large. They are a true representation of what Windham County has to offer.

Stephanie S. Huestis, Chair
Brattleboro Savings & Loans
Karen Peterson, Vice Chair
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont
James Gay, Treasurer
Community Member
Eilidh Pederson, Secretary
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Etan Nasreddin-Longo
Supreme Fitness
F. David Harlow
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Josh Roberts
Edward Jones, Financial Advisors
Melissa Swim
Brattleboro Savings & Loans
Michael Fitzgerald
Town of Brattleboro, Chief of Police
Rohan Providence
Brattleboro Retreat
Shannon Prescott
The Richards Group


We are proud to be a part of the United Way Worldwide organization and to meet their rigorous membership requirements. Our work and resources to carry it out, however, are focused exclusively here in Windham County, VT. Well over 99% of the funds we raise stay right here in your community. We take this “local knowledge” approach to funding organizations and creating collaborations that bring the greatest impact to your neighbors, family and friends because we work and live here, too. We hold ourselves accountable in the same way as we do our partners to know at the program and community level how our work is bringing HOPE to Windham County.

Financial Statements 

Form 990 FY2017

Audit Report & Financial Statements FY2017 & FY2016

Form 990 FY 2016

Audit Report FY 2015
Form 990 FY 2015

Audit Report FY 2014
990 Form FY 2014

Audit Report FY 2013
990 Form RY 2013