Women United Committee Members

Steering Committee

  • Carolyn Cullen, Chair
  • Deborah van Eersel, Co-Chair
  • Deborah Conway, Communications Chair
  • Allyn Gutauskas, Grants Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Lehman, Grants Co-Chair
  • Maia Bannan, Programming Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Feist, Programming Co-Chair
  • Erika Viccellio, UW Staff Liaison
  • Margery Daniel, At Large
  • Sue Friedman, At Large
  • Kim Martin, At Large

Communications

The Communications Committee shares important news and information with key stakeholders, current members, and our community. Our key responsibilities are to promote the mission and vision of Women United, serve as ambassadors for the organization, and engaging the community. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about communications opportunities.

  • Deborah Conway, Chair
  • Anne Gardner
  • Shannon Holland
  • Judy Robinson

Grant Committee

The Grant Committee serves Women United’s mission of strengthening our community through the impact of collective giving to support human services.  Through a comprehensive and transparent annual process, the Committee manages the nomination and selection of grant recipients.  Many Grant Committee members participate repeatedly because it is an opportunity to engage at the heart of Women United’s mission and it is a rewarding and educational experience. Donor and corporate members of Women United are eligible and encouraged to participate on the Grant Committee and to nominate area non-profit organizations to apply for a Women United Human Services Grant Award.

Since the first grants were awarded in 2005, Women United has awarded more than $412,000 to area non-profit organizations serving women and children.

To inquire about committee participation or nominating a non-profit organization, contact a committee co-chair:

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Membership

The Membership Committee handles membership outreach and renewals, and makes every effort to keep members engaged. For more information or to volunteer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Sue Friedman
  • Mary Pat Hanson
  • Wendy Heifetz
  • Kristin Sorokti
  • Peggy Woodall

Programming

The Programming Committee provides dedicated experiences for Women United members and prospective members through events. We coordinate event details including venue selection, menu and all other requirements to ensure a fabulous time for all! For more information or to volunteer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Maia Bannan, Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Feist, Co-Chair
  • Deana Nowell

Women United is a volunteer organization and we are always looking for members who want to be more involved. If you would like to be a part of any Committee, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .