Our United Way is governed by a Board of Directors made up of local volunteers who represent the diversity of community.   These individuals donate many hours of their time to ensure that our organization is accountable to our community, and make all decisions regarding our investments in local programs and services, staffing, etc.  For more information, please contact Brett Eckerman at beckerman@uwiredell.org.


Paul Cook
First Citizens Bank

Shannon Viera
President Elect
Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Nelson Granade
Past President
First Baptist Church

Will Fanjoy
Endowment Chair
Merryl Lynch

Marian Clark
VP, Fund Dist
JC Steele & Sons

Rhyne Scott
VP, Planning
Regional Director

Melissa Prevette
JC Steele & Sons

Dr. Nelson Granade
2021 Campaign Chair
First Baptist Church

Mike Nowell
At Large Member
Pinnacle Bank

Cathy Chambers
At Large Member
Director of Housing Operations

Brett Eckerman
Executive Director

Class of 2021
Beth Mull
County Manager, Iredell County Government
Carolyn Lent
Financial Service Rep., First National Bank
Dr. Nelson Granade
Minister, First Baptist Church
Dr. Porter Brannon
Student Services Director, Mitchell Community College
Mike Nowell
Banker, Pinnacle Bank
Paul Cook
Rhyne Scott
Regional Director, Randy Marion Automotive
Ron Smith
City Manager, City of Statesville
Shannon Viera
President, Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce
Thom Kincaid
VP, BlueHarbor Bank
Will Fanjoy
Financial Planner, Merril Lynch

Class of 2022
Andrew Rutter
President, Bartelt Milling
Bud Welch
Director, Carolina Ballonfest
Gina Parker
Director of Nursing, Davis Regional Medical Center
Marian Clark
President, JC Steele & Sons
Cathy Chambers
Director of Housing Operations, Statesville Housing Authority
David Addison
Police Chief, City of Statesville
Melissa Prevette
Controller, JC Steele & Sons

Class of 2023
Dr. James Brunson
Pastor, First Baptist Church
Greg Cain
Small Business Center Director, Mitchell Community College
Dr. Jeff James
Superintendent, Iredell-Statesville Schools
Darlene McClain
Director Business Services, Piedmont Healthcare
Mildred Minor
HR Director, City of Statesville
Larry Pizzorni
Ancillary & Support Services, Iredell Health System
Summer Raub
Financial Reporting Manager, Kewaunee Scientific
Dr. Camille Reese
VP of Instruction, Mitchell Community College