To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Jackson County communities.


We will build a stronger Jackson County by mobilizing our community to improve people’s lives.  To do this, we will:

  • Energize and inspire people to make a difference.
  • Craft human care goals within and across Jackson County.
  • Build coalitions around these goals.
  • Increase investments in these goals by expanding and diversifying our own development efforts and supporting those of others.
  • Ensure that these investments have measurable, recognizable impact.
  • Reflect the diversity of communities we serve.


At its core, United Way of Jackson County believes people are connected and interdependent.  When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.  We all win when  children form healthy attachments through a loving family, when they succeed in school, graduate and make successful transitions to adult responsibilities.  We all win when families are financially stable, when people have good health, and when people are engaged and connected.  We all win when people have transportation to pursue education, access medical services and work.  Through our role as convener, facilitator, and advocate, our goal is to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of problems.  This belief forms the foundation for our strategies for education, income, health and transportation.


Community :

We bring together our diverse population to discover and deliver solutions to the challenges which impact the health and well being of all of us.


We offer opportunity, encouragement and inspiration within our community to care for one another.


We provide the ability to grow, collaborate and transform for individuals, organizations and communities.


We help people fulfill their potential and improve lives in our community by informing, advocating, convening and facilitating human services.


We are honest and trustworthy providing clarity, consistency and strength in our mission.


Accountability Standards

  • Finance committee manages financial and investment policy, hires the independent auditor, serves as uncompensated volunteers, and has three CPA members.
  • Board requires staff to be responsible for accuracy, fairness and completeness of financial statements and IRS 990.
  • Have established procedures for anonymous report of any financial concerns and ensure that any report is fully investigated.
  • Contracts with audit firm for audit and tax preparation.
  • Conflict of interest and code of ethics for staff and volunteers.
  • Accounting and records retention policies regularly reviewed.360 degree evaluation of executive director.


2018 2019 Board of Directors

Rebecca Vega
St.Mary’s School

Chris DuBose
US Bank
1st Vice President

Jason Lukaszewicz
Moss Adams LLP

Brande Cowden
People’s Bank of Commerce

Julie Barry
Ruch Outdoor Community School

Karen Bartalini
Providence Medford Medical Center

Kathy Bauer
John L. Scott Real Estate

Kristi Bennion
Bennion Orthopedics and            LDS Church

Charley Bolen
Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell

Tim Clayton
US Bank

Steve Erb
People’s Bank of Commerce

Helen Funk
Jackson County

Penny Garrett
Regence BlueCross BlueSheild

David Gremmels
Rogue Creamery

Michele Jones
Community Volunteer

Rev. Christina Kukuk
United Church of Christ

Eean Levin
Wells Fargo Bank

Beth Lindsay
Community Volunteer

Frank Lucas
Community Volunteer

Kristin Milligan
Community Volunteer Network and Pacific Retirement Services

Stewart Parmele
KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP

Nick Parsons
Rogue Credit Union

Francis Plowman
Rogue Creamery

Lance Reyes
Propel Insurance

Dana Shumate
WorkSource Oregon

Sue Slack
Community Volunteer

Valerie Stein-Retiz
Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club

Dan Thorndike
Medford Fabrication

Delia Warner
Rogue Community College SBDC

Melissa Wolff
State of Oregon DHS

Kimberly Young
Community Volunteer