United Way of Northwest Arkansas' Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. We set significant and measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to you and to our board.

Executive Committee

Joe Lloyd

Chairman of the Board

John Shaw

Vice-Chair Elect of the Board

Marsha Jones

Board Secretary & Governance
Committee Chair
Springdale Public Schools- Quasi-Retired

Kent Williamson

Board Treasurer & Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Larry Manry

Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Bank of America - Retired

Betsy Smyth

Community Impact Committee Chair
Legacy Bank

Board Members at Large

Chad Chance

Point Financial Group

Missy Cole

Encompass Health

Helena Gadison

International Intimates

Tracy Harlow


Dr. Kim Needy

University of Arkansas

Mark Ryan


Megan Slocum

Fayetteville Public Schools

Kathleen Trotter

Krysalis Consulting and Art Center of the Ozarks

David Vaden