Beverly Prueter joined the staff in November, 2010 as executive director, following a 35 year career as president/CEO of the United Way in Lima, Ohio. Her work with United Way includes volunteer recruitment and management, policy design and implementation, extensive campaign growth strategies, including endowment and leadership giving growth and multiple collaborative efforts with mental health groups, health departments, the Chamber of Commerce and the Pinal County Celebrating Women of Today and Tomorrow Conference. She graduated from Northwestern Business College and numerous programs through the former United Way of America National Academy for Volunteerism.
Resource Development Director
Dr. Helen Denton joined the United Way staff in June 2010, following an extensive career with Central Arizona College in Coolidge as district dean of students, and was vice president of Academic Programs at Colorado Northwest Community College. She also worked for Pinal Council for Senior Citizens. Helen has a Ph.D. in education from Colorado State University, a Masters in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Northern Colorado, and a BA in psychology from University of Northern Colorado. Helen manages the resource development and fund distribution programs for United Way.
Linda Leavell joined the staff in 2007 as Operations Administrator, responsible for the financial record-keeping and safeguarding and human resource activities for United Way. She has also served the Gila River Indian Care Center, the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Colorado, and Citizens State Bank and Dolores State Bank in Colorado as teller and teller supervisor. She graduated from Western States School of Banking and San Juan Basin Technical-Vocational School.
VITA Program Manager
Frances Ortiz joined United Way in 2010 first as VITA program assistant. She took over the coordination of the Success by Six training program and accepted the role of VITA Program Manager in September, 2012. She also assists with other United Way and FFN duties and served Pinal County as a receptionist for the Pinal Hispanic Council. She has also supported many programs at Horizon Human Services, Desert Rose Oncology, Central Arizona Psychiatric Services, Palm Harbor House and Horizon Home Care.
Friends, Family, and Neighbors Coordinator
Kim Hampton joined United Way in 2009 when United Way first received the contract with First Things First for the new Friends, Family and Neighbor Caregiver Program, as a home provider specialist. Her work was to assist Pinal County home daycare providers with training and materials to improve small home care environments for young children. Kim was promoted to FFN Home Provider Coordinator in August, 2012 after 4 months as interim coordinator. Kim has also worked with the Boys and Girls in Phoenix, the City of Phoenix Head Start program and Clovis Municipal School System in Clovis, NW. Kim also had her own child care business in Europe, serving clients from the American Airbase. She is working on her master’s degree in adult education from the University of Phoenix and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Maryland University.
FFN Home Provider Specialist
Yvette Marshall joined United Way in 2010 as an FFN Home Provider Specialist, working with home care providers in Pinal County. She served the Head Start program in Memphis, TN and in the City of Phoenix, as well as working for Federal Express and Bartlett Lanes in Memphis. She has a Bacherlor’s Degree in Education.
FFN Home Provider Specialist
Liz Santiago is the newest addition to the United Way staff, joining the FFN program as a home provider specialist in August, 2012. Liz comes to the program following her management of her own home provider business in Maricopa. She has also served as a student counselor with Grand Canyon University, was lead teacher at FACES of Crisis Nursery in Phoenix, was a school counseling intern at NY Charter School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo, NY and as Intake Service Coordinator and Case Manager for Heritage, Inc., in Buffalo. She has a Bachelorof Arts degree in Sociology/Child Psychology from State University of New York and also attended the School of Counseling and Human Services at Canisius College Graduate School of Education in Buffalo.
This is your United Way staff team, proud to serve Pinal County residents.