United Way is comprised of a dynamic group of leaders assembled with a vision of helping our community become a place where families thrive and neighbors care for each other. The real strength of our organization is rooted in the depth of all of our staff. Through the talent and leadership abilities held by staff at all levels of our organization, we will increase our ability to insure that all residents we serve can realize their dreams of being self-sufficient.


Susan B. Parks – President & CEO, suep@unitedwayoc.org
Dina Mann – Executive Assistant to President & CEO, dinam@unitedwayoc.org
Doug McKay – Director of Strategic Initiatives
Melissa Silva – Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Finance & Administration

Sandra Bensworth – Chief Financial Officer, sandrab@unitedwayoc.org
Emilee Tello – Controller
Danny Phan – Senior Manager, Finance
Bhavani Sathyanarayana – Staff Accountant
Kathleen Hoang – Accounts Receivable Specialist
Mike Greene – Vice President, Information Technology, mikeg@unitedwayoc.org
Juan Martinez – Manager, Facilities
Thomas Rice – Infrastructure Network Manager
Bill Vaughn – Ambassador

Community Impact

Carla Vargas – Chief Operating Officer, carlav@unitedwayoc.org
Brenyale Toomer-Byas – Sr. Director of Housing & Workforce Development
Sergio Contreras – Sr. Director of Education and Healthy Schools
Carol Kim – Associate Director of Grants and Evaluation
Livi Kerszenbaum – Associate Director of Income and Placed-Based Initiatives
Ann Truxaw Ramirez – Grants & Proposal Development Manager
Kristine Peters – Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement
Michelle Murphy – Associate Director of Public Policy and Health
Martha Nydia Patarroyo – Certified Enrollment Counselor
Becks Heyhoe – Manager, Housing
Ami Lief – Project Coordinator
Paulina Raygoza – Workforce Readiness Program Manager
Sarah May Kamensky – Program Manager, Health
Omid Missaghian – Project Coordinator
Maria Mugica – VITA Project Coordinator


Stephanie Kupanoff – Senior Director of Marketing
Jessica Hinostroza – Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
Vivian Wang – Marketing Specialist


Jaime Lopez – Acting VP of Development, jaimel@unitedwayoc.org
Cory Mitchell – Director of New Business and Strategic Partnerships
Kevin Garrity – Director, Corporate Engagement
Sherri Wilcox-Dukes – Senior Relationship Manager
Audrey Barnard – Relationship Manager
Brad Gauss – Relationship Manager
Angely Vallarta – Relationship Manager
Mayra Romero – Development Coordinator
Marcie Dwaileebe – Operations Manager
Sara Clark – Pledge Processing Specialist

Donor Relations

Sandy Morales -Director of Donor Relations
Kalina Covello – Associate Director, Donor Relations
Amanda Hastings – Manager, Donor Relations
Jessica Vanderwell – Events Manager
Brigitte De Kruyf – Donor Relations Coordinator