Board of Directors

United Way of the Brazos Valley is a volunteer-directed organization.  We are governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors that represents many sectors of the region that we serve.


Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez | Texas A&M University, Corps of Cadets | Board Chair
Brigadier General Joe Ramirez attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band in the Corps of Cadets. General Ramirez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Texas A&M (1979); a Masters Degree in Management as wells as a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies He has dedicated 31 years of military service and commanded soldiers around the world.

Alsie Bond | City of Bryan | Past Board Chair, Finance and Administration, Community Impact   
Alsie Bond has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Masters in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University. Her involvement with United Way spans over 15 years. She is married with six children.  She truly believes in the spirit of the community in which she serves and lives and is extremely grateful to be a part of such a united community.

Dana Eckhart | The Bank & Trust | Chair Elect, Resource Development

Debbie Eller | City of College Station | Vice Chair, Community Impact Chair 

Roby Somerford | KAGS | Treasurer, Finance and Administration Chair

Andrew Hawkins | Hawkins Architecture | Secretary, Community Impact 
Andrew Hawkins received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon. He owns and operates an architecture firm in College Station. Andrew has lived in College Station for almost twenty years and hopes to improve the community through volunteer and charitable efforts.

Board Members

Rachel Boenigk | Neutral Posture | Community Impact Co-Chair  
Johnny Burns | Lamar Advertising | Finance and Administration, Branding and Communications 
Russell Dempsey | Express Employment Professionals | Resource Development Chair 
John Flynn | Prosperity Bank | Resource Development 
Donnie Fowler | BB&T | Branding and Communications 
Doug French | Stylecraft Builders, Inc. | Resource Development  
Steve Fullhart | KBTX | Branding and Communications 
Jeannie McGuire | Project Unity | Agency Executive Director Representative 
Jeff McMillian | Community Volunteer | Community Impact 
Greta Messarra-Woodward | Edwards Jones | Community Impact  
Chace Murphy | Atmos Energy| Branding & Communications  
Jarvis Parsons | Brazos County | Community Impact 
Jennifer Price | University Title | Community Impact 
Dr. Anne Reber | Texas A&M University | Community Impact
Amy Simoneaux | Wells Fargo Home Mortgage | Branding and Communications  
Brandon Webb | Bryan Independent School District | Branding and Communications  
Jason Wyatt | Wells Fargo Advisors | Finance and Administration

Ex-Officio Members

Cary Baker | Scotty's House Child Advocacy Center | Agency Executive Director Representative
Will Holleman | Bush School Fellow
Angela Kink | Bush School Fellow
JoEllen Reece | Bush School Fellow