Michelle Purl, President / CEO
(318) 443-7203, extension 5 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Purl is originally from Minnesota but has called Florida home for 32 years. A graduate from Florida State University, she started her nonprofit career working on a wagon train with delinquent youth and has worked with Boys & Girls Club, counseled abused children, and was a Child Protection investigator. In her 4 ½ years at United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties she helped to establish their Master Teacher program and transformed their fundraising to a modern campaign style. She is dedicated to her family and they can often be found volunteering in the community with her. Creating change is never easy but working collectively we can have better insight, solutions, and resources.She became the CEO of United Way of Central Louisiana in 2021 and is excited to be a part of the community. Check out her TedTalk The Business of Charity.
Debbie Dove, Director of Operations
(318) 443-7203, extension 4 / email@example.com
Debbie began with our United Way in 1988, so she knows how things work (and how they don't!). Born in Alexandria, Debbie graduated from Holy Savior Menard Central High School. Debbie has graced our United Way staff by filling many roles and wearing a multitude of hats, all while being extraordinarily helpful to the rest of us!
Kevin Gebhart, Director of the Strong Neighborhood Project
(318) 528-9776 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin brings a wealth of experience in disaster response and community organizing to his work with us. A graduate of Tulane University (BA in Latin American Studies, magna cum laude, that included a year at Trinity College in Dublin) and with graduate work at Cambridge University (UK) and Universidad Centroamericana (Nicaragua), Kevin first volunteered for the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina, then worked for them at our multi-agency Evacuee Center until the dust had settled. He served as consultant and interim director for the Blue Mountain Project in Jamaica, and was co-founder and director of operations and research for the Community Research Project in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and in rural Kenya.
Sharon Greiner, Director of Community Investment
(318) 443-7203, extension 2 / email@example.com
As Director of Community Investment, Sharon brings a wealth of experience with nonprofit organizations to bear. She joined our staff in early 2005. Before that, she was employed at the Inner-City Revitalization Corporation or IRC in Alexandria. Other experience stems from a variety of business contexts. With more than a decade of living in Cenla, and significant computer and technical skills, Sharon makes a great addition to our staff!
Suzy Smart, Administrative Assistant
(318) 443-7203, extension 3 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzy is a great person to call for just about anything! Suzy joined in the summer of 2019, and immediately set about getting the rest of us organized. She worked previously for Baker Manufacturing, and First United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
Cherelle King, Community Resource Specialist for the Strong Neighborhood Project
(318) 542-2640 / email@example.com