Board of Directors

Meet the community leaders who guide our United Way.
The United Way of Marion County Board of Directors is comprised of servant leaders. A group of unpaid local volunteers from across Marion County. Our board of directors provides guidance, oversight, and support while partnering with staff to carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan. 

2023-2024 Executive Committee Board:

Dr. James Henningsen, Chair

College of Central Florida 

Rusty Branson, Treasurer

SouthState Bank

Alan Keesee, Secretary

HCA Ocala Hospital


Kevin Sheilley, Vice Chair Strategic Planning

Ocala CEP

Linda Allcott, Vice Chair Administration

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Greg Harrell, Immediate Past Board Chair

Marion County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller


2023-2024 Board Members 

Adam Woods - Annual Giving Chair

Gulf Atlantic Bank

Matt Clay

Heart of Florida Health Center

Pete Lee

City of Ocala

Margarete Talbert- Irving

Marion County Public Schools

Loren Thrasher

Truist Bank

Matt Cretul, PHD

Marion County Board of Commissioners

Dale French

Career Source

Kunal Gaekwad


William Gladson 

State Attorney 5th Judicial Circuit

Chris Altobello

Florida Education Association

Kristy Rowland


Mark Lander

Marion County Health Department

Rich Larkin

Hilton Ocala

Charles McIntosh

College of Central Florida

Lina Piedrahita

Professional Realty of Ocala

Michelle Stone

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

David Willis, M.D.

Sabal Direct Primary Care