Annette Olson,
Executive Director

​​​UWYC Board of Directors​​ ​​

Mary Ann Suttles, President

David Hernandez, Vice President

Katie Kinon, Treasurer


Art Askew,  Secretary



​ Meredith Dunlap, Board Member

JoAnne Hilde,Board Member

Danny Jaime, Board Member


Michelle Kessler, Board Member

Irene Winter, Board Member
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Nina Seim,
Finance​​ & Community Investment Manager

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Kimberly Raibourne,
Office Manager

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​About UWYC

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.

​​​​​​ Our History


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 inclusion 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 President,
David Hernandez

David is a 2nd generation Prescottonian who grew up in Bagdad, AZ. He met his wife, Lorri, at ASU where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. They relocated to Prescott in 1997 with their two sons, Joseph and Stephen, both who graduated from Prescott High School. He has worked for Freeport-McMoRan for over 22 years in the accounting /finance field at their Sierrita, AZ and Bagdad, AZ mining operations. Earlier this year, he accepted the position of community development manager at Freeport McMoRan, Bagdad.

Both David and Lorri are active in community activities in both Prescott & Bagdad. Together (mostly Lorri), they helped to start the Bagdad Community Food Bank. David was active in coaching youth sports in both the Tucson and Prescott areas, as well as serving in local church leadership. Currently, David serves on the board of the United Way as treasurer. He also serves on the boards of the Prescott Farmers Market and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.

David and Lorri have enjoyed living in Prescott for the past 21 years where they plan to retire. They also love spending time with their family, particularly, their grandsons, Joao and Benjamin, as well as walking/hiking and spending time at their favorite Prescott hangouts.
We are so thankful to David for all the time and effort he has poured into the UWYC Board of Directors. We are truly honored to have him serve as our Board Treasurer.

Meet our Board Treasurer,
Katie Kinon

Katie has previously served on the UWYC Board in 2003 and has a background in finance/mortgages. She currently serves as a Senior Mortgage Consultant at "On Q Financial" and has been in the banking and financial services industry for 30 years. She is a fourth generation Prescottonian and has lived here since 1995. Katie enjoys travel, reading, going to the movies and to live performances of all kinds. She also enjoys watching football, most sports and spending time with family and friends. She is married and has four children and three adorable grandchildren.
  

Meet our Board Secretary,
Art Askew

 Art has lived in Prescott Valley for nearly 25 years with his wife Allison and their 2 children. Art works for NACOG Economic Workforce Development since January of 2018. He previously worked for U.S.VETS of Prescott in the same capacity. Prior to starting his career in the EWD field, Art worked for 22.5 years in Law Enforcement and retired in 2015. Art has extensive training and background in leadership and management, personnel development, interpersonal communications, crisis management and goal development. Art is excited to have joined the United Way of Yavapai County team and to be given the opportunity to play a part in keeping Yavapai County a great place to live and thrive.
  

Meet our Board Member,
Meredith Dunlap

Board member bio coming soon...

Meet our Board Member,
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!
  

Meet our Board Member,
Danny Jaime

Board member bio coming soon...

Meet our Board Member,
Michelle Kessler

 Michelle is a second-generation miner who grew up in Idaho before moving to Arizona during high school. She and her husband Rob both work for Freeport-McMoRan and have spent the last fifteen years at various FMI locations in both Arizona and New Mexico. They moved to FMI’s Bagdad location in December of 2016, where she enjoys her role as the Human Resources Manager. In her spare time, you can find her baking, attending concerts, and spending time with her husband and dogs in the mountains in their Jeep. She is an animal lover who has fostered dogs and cats for several years for humane societies and various rescue organizations. This is Michelle’s first board position and she is excited for the opportunity to make an impact with our organization and our communities. 
  

Meet our Board Member,
Irene Winter

Board member bio coming soon...

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