United Way of the Brazos Valley is a volunteer-directed organization and is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors that represents many sectors of the region.


Meet Our Board

Dr. Bowen Loftin

Judge Celina Vasquez

Max Crawford

Matthew LeBlanc

Steve Fullhart

Sara Mendez

Officers of the Organization

  • Board Chair
    • Cady Auckerman, Texas A&M University
  • Chair Elect
    • Sara Mendez, Brazos County Health District
  • Secretary
    • Allison Pennington, Greater Texas Foundation
  •  Treasurer
    • Anita Dorsey, City of College Station
  • Past Board Chair
    • Kyle Gammenthaler, Texas A&M University – Mays Business School

Board of Directors

  • Austin Bryan, First Financial Bank
  • Amber Cox, HoM Realty
  • Max Crawford, KBTX
  • Dr. Nkrumah Dixon, College Station ISD
  • Anita Dorsey, City of College Station
  • Dr. Jeffrey Hatala, Texas A&M University – School of Public Health
  • Frank Hidalgo, HEB
  • Martin Hooper, Drift
  • Matthew LeBlanc, Bryan ISD
  • Dr. Bowen Loftin, Community Volunteer
  • Johnny McNally, Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sara Mendez, Brazos County Health District
  • Razen Thomas, Luminant Energy
  • Judge Celina Vasquez, Brazos County


Ex-Officio Members

  • Liz Dickey, Health for All, Inc. (Partner Agency Representative)
  • John Paci, Catholic Charities of Central Texas (Agency Representative)

Directors are nominated to the Board each January and serve up to two, three-year terms. To learn more about serving on the Board of Directors to United Way of the Brazos Valley, contact Alison Prince, President & CEO at aprince@uwbv.org.

The United Way of the Brazos Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.