About Us

Our Mission:

“United Way of Pinal County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone in Pinal County by mobilizing resources and fostering partnerships to address critical community needs.”

Our Vision:

“Helping to create a future where everyone in Pinal County has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential”

Our Credo:

“United Way Advocates for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in Pinal County.”

Our History

Since 1981, United Way of Pinal County has been serving our communities with programs geared to improve the lives of every person in Pinal County. The way we accomplish that is by identifying the root causes of some of most pressing problems and partnering with organizations to help us provide the possible outcomes. In many cases, United Way of Pinal County has created the programs and services of some problems that haven’t been addressed. United Way of Pinal County is accountable to a group of volunteer Board of Directors which represents, geographically and demographically, Pinal County. This group oversees the leadership, policies, finances, programmatic and fundraising efforts.

Our Values

United Way of Pinal County strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion, with our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflecting the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up the communities we serve.  We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies, and investments reflect these core values.

Our Staff

Allen Villalobos

Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Pinal County

Joseph Caruso

Director of Development & Community Engagement
United Way of Pinal County


Andrea Sotomayor

United Way of Pinal County

Elizabeth Santiago

FFN Program Director
United Way of Pinal County

Lindsey K

Lindsey Kreider

FFN Family Child Care Specialist
United Way of Pinal County


Sonia Soto

FFN Bilingual Family Child Care Specialist
United Way of Pinal County


Adriana Macias

FFN Bilingual Family Child Care Specialist
United Way of Pinal County

Our Board Members

Michael Cruz

Board President
Lucid Motors
Casa Grande

Maria Roberts

Board Vice President
Salt River Project
Casa Grande

Sophie Dessart

Board Treasurer
Florence Copper

JoAnne Galindo

Board Secretary
Pinal County Public Health
Services District

Hugo Steincamp

Board Member
Central Arizona College

Susan Aguilar

Board Member
Central Arizona College
​Casa Grande

Marlene Pearce, United Way Board Member

Marlene Pearce

Board Member
City of Maricopa

Ryan Kantautas

​Board Member
Lucid Motors
Casa Grande

Latisha Joseph

Board Member
Pinal County Attorney’s Office
San Tan

Jeanne-Marie Alygad

​Board Member
Arizona Public Service Corp.
Casa Grande

Kelly-Zagrzebski, United Way Board Member

Kelly T. Zagrzebski

Board Member
Invenergy LLC
Gold Canyon 


Lidya Gonzalez

Board Member
Price Industries
Casa Grande

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Statement

We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for every person’s education and financial stability in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equality, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our organization and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equality, and inclusion for every person in every community.



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