​​​UWYC Board of Directors​​ ​​

Mary Ann Suttles, President

JoAnne Hilde, Vice President

David Hernandez, Treasurer

Vacant -  Secretary

Irene Winter, Board Member

Dwayne Miller, Board Member

Meredith Dunlap, Board Member

James Elphick, Board Member
Laura Phelps, Board Member

Annette Olson,
Executive Director


Nina Seim,
Finance​​ Manager


Jacky Blanco,
AmeriCorps VISTA
Program Coordinator


Jarvell Williams,
AmeriCorps VISTA
Program Intern


Temmy Bowler,
Community Relations Coordinator


Kimberly Raibourne,
Admin Support


​About UWYC

​​​​​​ Our History

UWYC is a dynamic, community building organization serving individuals who live in beautiful Yavapai County.  We are a collaborative agency dedicated to our mission!

United Way strives to provide quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and resources available for sustained good health. B
y mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good, we can achieve these goals.

As a community-impact agent, UWYC identifies unmet needs and address them by funding programs and networking with our agencies.  Your donation is considered an investment in our community and it is our goal to maximize the return on every investment!

Programs are based on prevention with a focus on creating solutions.  We invest in programs considered to be the building blocks of healthy communities.

The United Way of Yavapai County began in 1987 organized by volunteers to raise money to help operate local charities. 

By the 1950's, more than 1,000 communities across the United States and Canada had established United Ways. In 1974, United Ways raised nearly $1 billion in an annual campaign. Across the county, United Ways now raise more than $4 billion annually.

Today, the United Way remains a volunteer-driven organization that operates independently of all. That means the money we raise in our community stays in our community.

Diversity & Inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.  To effectively and authentically address our community's most pressing needs, requires and outward and intentional committment to inclusiuon across all dimensions.   We are proud to serve ALL those in need in our community through inovative programs and Partner Agency  Collaboration.

Meet our Board President,
Mary Ann Suttles

 Meet Mary Ann Suttles, a servant of the people. Having lived in Prescott over forty years, Mrs. Suttles served on the Prescott City Council for three terms. She has been involved in community leadership efforts ever since.
Mrs. Suttles and her late husband, Ken, raised two sons in Prescott, Corey and Ryan, who attended Prescott schools. She enjoys photographing her extended family members, including grandchildren; Max age 22, Emily age 20, Carter age 18, and Kendall age 13.  

Mary Ann hosts a radio show on Friday mornings from 8-9am on local radio KYCA.  She also serves our community on multiple boards.  She serves on the Yavapai County Republican Women of Prescott, she is the co-chair for the Adult Center of Prescott, a member of the Prescott Frontier Days' board and the Community Development Block Grant board with the City of Prescott.   In addition to all of these other community organizations, Mary Ann serves as our Board President.

We are very proud to highlight her and to extend our deepest thanks for the wonderful leadership and wealth of experience she provides to United Way of Yavapai County.

Meet our Board Vice Chairperson,
JoAnne Hilde

JoAnne is a life-long Arizonan who has from an early age devoted herself to family, children and education. After marrying Ron Hilde and having three sons, Kevin, Ken and Steven they relocated to Prescott in late 1974. While the family became very active in the community, JoAnne stepped into leadership for seven years on the Prescott Unified School Board as well as local, state and National PTA.

After relocating to Phoenix for Ron’s work, JoAnne continued to advocate for children and schools through the Arizona Leadership Academy faculty, serving as founding president of the Arizona Center for After School Excellence and founding The Education Coalition. JoAnne worked on initiative and political campaigns where funding for schools was the focus issue. JoAnne served on the Arizona State Board of Education for four years and continued to serve the National Association of State Boards for eight years as a mentor for new state board members from around the nation.

JoAnne’s business ventures included AAA Employment in Prescott and Search Solutions which assisted Arizona school boards with community-based searches for superintendents. This was fulfilling as all stakeholders in a community were involved in meaningful ways.

Currently, JoAnne is Chair of the State Council of Arizona AdvancED, facilitator for The Education Coalition and of course, United Way of Yavapai County as vice chair.

Ron and JoAnne who returned to Prescott in 1993 have six grandchildren who are truly their passion for the future.  We are truly blessed to have JoAnne Hilde serve as our Executive Board Vice Chair!

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