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
Co-Director of Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs for the VT State Police
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 operate autonomously, make decisions locally and are governed by Board Members from our community. As a member of the United Way network, we pay dues to United Way Worldwide for which we receive benefits including training, support, and the ability to draw on ideas and best practices from United Ways throughout the country. We are proud to be a part of the United Way Worldwide organization and to meet their rigorous membership requirements.


Financial Statements 

We believe transparency builds trust between us, our donors, and our partners:

  • Community investments are reviewed and informed by community volunteers who serve on our Impact Teams and Community Investment Committee and subject to approval by our Board of Directors.
  • Fundraising results, investments and operating expenses are reviewed by our Finance and Executive Committee and subject to approval by our Board of Directors
  • Our financial statements are audited annually by a certified public accounting firm, which reports to our Finance Committee and to our Board of Directors.

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