Board of Directors

United Way’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer our organization. We set significant measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable for achieving them.

We recruit people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Their commitment is not only evident in the time they contribute as volunteers but in their generous donations to support our work.


Jason Downing
Chair, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Managing Partner

Richard Fedock
Chair – Audit & Ethics
Senior Executive (Retired)
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Clint McDonnough
Chair, United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas
Ernst & Young LLP (EY) (Retired)

Anne Motsenbocker
Vice Chair (Immediate Past Chair)
Managing Director

Julie Van Haren
Chair – Resource Development
Senior Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations
Texas Instruments

Michelle Vopni
Dallas Managing Partner
Ernst & Young (EY)

Bob Wright
Chair – Community Impact
Wright Connaster PLLC


Ed Galante
Special Appointment (ex officio)
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Reeves
Corporate Secretary (ex officio)
Corporate Secretary & Executive Assistant
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Jennifer Sampson
President (ex officio)
McDermott-Templeton President and CEO
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Mary and Rich Templeton
Co-chairs, Annual Campaign (ex officio)
Texas Instruments


Rick Bridwell
At-Large Member
Senior Vice-President, Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jorge Corral
At-Large Member
Dallas Office Managing Director, Southwest Region

Regen Fearon
At-Large Member
Early Matters Dallas

Manny Fernandez
At-Large Member
Managing Partner


Cecily Gooch
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Security
Vistra Energy

James (Jim) Hinton
At-Large Member
Chief Executive Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health

Charlene Lake
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Chief Sustainability Officer

Pete Lerma
At-Large Member

David Martin
At-Large Member
Partner & Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Gail McDonald
At-Large Member
Transition Resources, Inc.

Scott Moore
At-Large Member
Managing Partner, Greater Texas
PricewaterhouseCooopers (PWC)

David Park
Governance Chair
Senior Vice President, Utility Operations
Atmos Energy

Torrence Robinson
At-Large Member
Senior Director, Global Community Affairs & President, The Fluor Foundation
Fluor Corporation

Sandra Phillips Rogers
At-Large Member
General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Jennifer Saenz
At-Large Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Frito-Lay North America

Debra Brennan Tagg
At-Large Member
Brennan Financial Services

Chris Wyse
At-Large Member
Vice President, Communications
Kimberly-Clark Corporation