United Together
Celebrating the merging of our two local United Ways


On October 3, we had the honor of celebrating our merger as one United Way California Capital Region and were joined by many friends, neighbors, and local dignitaries. That’s really the beauty of the work we do, we get to bring so many people together into the same room united in service to our community

When we started this process, we wanted to ensure that this merger enhanced United Way’s ability to effectively accomplish our shared  mission and serve the ENTIRE community, leverage the combined experience, expertise and knowledge of our teams, and maintain our local presence and stakeholder participation in Woodland and, by extension, Yolo County.

While we are only three months into our union, we are ready for the road ahead. Through the leadership of our Board of Directors, Woodland Community Advisory Committee, and our organization’s guiding principles; we are continuing that promise. 

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THANK YOU to the dedicated community leaders who have guided our merger:

2019 Woodland United Way Board
•    Barbara Sonin, Sonin Law
•    Carmen Perea, WSR Insurance Services 
•    Charles Piazza
•    Interim Police Chief Derrek Kaff, City of Woodland
•    John Purcell, Bayer Crop Science Inc.
•    Megan Price
•    Michael Jansen
•    Shannon Mcclarin

Woodland Merger Committee
•    Carolyn M. Turpin, Liberty Mutual Insurance
•    Dave Wilson, Bank of America
•    George Meyers, Community Leader
•    Kris Kristensen, Community Leader
•    Mark Ullrich, Ulrich Delevati CPAs
•    Michael Jansen
•    Ruth Miller, WSR Insurance

Woodland Community Advisory Committee 

•    Ruth Miller, WSR Insurance (Committee Chair)
•    Chief. Derrek Kaff, City of Woodland
•    Jayne Williams, All Leaders Must Serve – Yolo
•    John Purcell, Bayer Crop Science Inc.
•    Kris Kristensen, Community Leader
•    Mark Ullrich, Ulrich Delevati CPAs
•    Meg Stallard, Community Leader
•    Michael Rooke-Ley, Community Leader
•    Mike Jansen, Law Offices of Timmons, Owen, Jansen & Tichey
•    Rogelio Villagrana, UC Davis
•    Tania Garcia-Cadena, Woodland Food Closet
•    Tania Tafoya, Cache Creek Casino Resort

United Way California Capital Region Board

•    Dave Cable, Board Chair, Bank of America
•    David Bowen, Treasurer, Community Leader 
•    Julie Quinn, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Immediate Past Chair
•    Stephanie McLemore Bray, Corporate Secretary/President & CEO, United Way California Capital Region
•    Steve Lins, Board Vice Chair,  SMUD

•    Allen R. Taylor, Business Development Consulting
•    Andrea Shipley, UPS
•    Barbara Swartos, California Health & Wellness
•    Blair Crossan, Nationwide Insurance
•    Carolyn M. Turpin, Liberty Mutual Insurance
•    Carolyn S. Mullins, Community Leader
•    Dave Cable, Bank of America
•    David Bowen, Community Leader
•    David C. Wilson, Grant Bennett Associates, CPA
•    David Greenly, U.S. Bank
•    Dr. Richard Pan, State Senate
•    Dr. Vanessa Sheared, Community Leader
•    Fabrizio G. Sasso, Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
•    Fawzia Keval, Elk Grove Unified School District
•    George Myers , Community Leader
•    James Jordan, Federal Railroad Administration
•    Jason Clarke, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car
•    Jeremiah Smith, First Northern Bank
•    Joaquin Razo, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
•    John Purcell, Bayer Crop Science
•    Julie Quinn, Deloitte & Touche LLP
•    Kim Hewitt, IBM
•    Nancy Newton, Assistant County Executive for Sacramento County
•    Oyango Snell, Western States Petroleum Association
•    Paul Navazio, City of Woodland
•    Randy Rojas, Business Representative DC 16/Local 1237
•    Ruth Miller, Wraith, Scarlett, and Randolph Insurance
•    Steven Lins, SMUD
•    Velma Sykes, Community Leader