Stephanie Tyler – President
Stephanie Tyler has been in banking for over 15 years and she is the Cash Management and Merchant Services Manager for Shore United Bank. In addition to being the President for United Way of QAC, she also serves on the board for CWN and volunteers her time to Centreville Elementary School’s PTA. Stephanie also enjoys coaching youth Field Hockey for Centreville’s Parks and Rec team. Stephanie enjoys helping and giving back to her community as she has been doing for many years. Stephanie graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School in 1999 and went on to further her education at York College of PA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She currently lives in Centreville with her husband Dave, their daughter, Ava and their cat, Camden.
Heather Bacher – Vice President
Heather Bacher graduated from Salisbury University, with a Bachelor’s Degree, in 1998. She has been a resident of Queen Anne’s County since 2009, with her son Ryan. Since 1998, Ms. Bacher has worked in the banking industry. She has held positions as Branch Manager and Business Banking Relationship Manager and Team Leader. Currently, she holds the position of Market Manager for the Commercial Lending Group at Shore United Bank working with small businesses across the Eastern Shore of Maryland to understand their financial needs and provide lending and deposit solutions. She is also an active member of the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake College Foundation Board, Chesapeake Women’s Network Board member and on the Committee for the Annual Bosom Buddies Ball. According to Heather, she is “personally invested in my community and making it an even better place to live and work. I find it personally fulfilling to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.” We are thrilled she is striving to do that by being part of the board of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County.
Kerry Legg – Treasurer
Kerry Legg is the Operations Manager for FHN Insurance and was recommended to the board by present board member, Chad Helfenbein of Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home. FHN Insurance is a division of the funeral home and she does marking for both organizations. Kerry is a 1999 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and received her Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Towson University in 2004. She’s been with FHN since November of 2007. Kerry is currently serving as the Vice President of the Chesapeake Women’s Network which means she has already worked with Ms. Tyler. She is also a member of the QAC Chamber of Commerce. Kerry, her husband Josh, and their children, Hayden and Jase, along with their dogs Rebel and Avery, currently reside in Henderson, Maryland. The United Way looks forward to Ms. Legg bringing fresh ideas and leadership skills to the organization!
Heather Comegys – Secretary
Mrs. Comegys is a graduate of Saints Peter and Paul High School in Easton and has an agricultural business major from Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. Along with being the Marketing and Event Coordinator for Ebb Tide Tent and Party Rentals, she finds time to Co-Chair the Vision Group, which is a young professionals division of the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce. She is also involved in the Queen Anne’s County 4-H program with her young son. Heather is also a member of the American Legion Post 296 and the Kent Island Yacht Club.
Jenny Griffin – Board Member
Ms. Griffin has been a management team member at Harris Crab House for 18 years. She also volunteers with Bosom Buddies Charities and has raised funds with the Crabs for a Cure Crab Feast for 5 years. Jenny is also the Vice President of the Chesapeake Women’s Network. She has lived on the Eastern Shore for 26 years, and enjoys gardening, swimming and playing with her grandchildren.
Vicki Wood Dean – Board Member
Vicki Wood Dean is a representative from Avon Dixon Insurance Agency where she is currently an Insurance Agent in their Centreville Office. Ms. Dean is a Queen Anne’s County native who graduated from Chesapeake College with an Associates in Business Administration and then went on to get her Bachelor’s in marketing from Salisbury University. Giving back to her community is something Vicki enjoys. Along with the United Way, she also serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the QAC 4H Fair, is a board member of the Centreville Rotary, and is a member on the Claws for a Cause committee. Her commitment to our county is a perfect fit for the United Way!
Jane Miller – Board Member
Ms. Miller is a Maryland Parole Commissioner appointed by the Governor. She graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Jane has practiced law on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and has been active in Queen Anne’s County for many years. Before her state appointment, Jane had her own law office on Kent Island for 13 years and served as the Queen Anne’s County Bar Association President from 2001 to 2004. Jane also served as the President of the Chesapeake Women’s Network. Her leadership qualities, organizational skills, and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment are all things that will serve the United Way well!
Shelby Clark – Board Member
Shelby Clark is a Resource Development Specialist with the Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services and is involved with several subcommittees of the Local Management Board. She is a graduate of Lynchburg College and received a Master’s Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University Maryland University College. Her passion for meeting human needs by focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life for our citizens is right in line with the mission of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County.
Kerry Nagle has been a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore, living in Queen Anne’s County for over 20 years. She currently resides in Church Hill with her husband, Ralph and their 2 children, Kendall and Conlan. With 2 decades of banking experience, Kerry is currently a Branch Manager with Shore United Bank in their Stevensville location, She actively volunteers in local schools with Junior Achievement and has served as a past Board Member of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce.
Chris Rosendale is following in the footsteps of his grandmother, Mary Lou Rosendale Pierson who was a founding member of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County! He is the owner of CR Realty and has membership is the Bay Area Association of Realtors along with the Maryland and National Association of Realtors. He is also a member of the Queen Anne’s and Kent County Chamber of Commerce. Chris serves on the board for the Maryland Museum of Women’s History in Centreville where he lives on his grandmother’s farm with his wife, Sarah and their two boys.
Rebecca Kellum is the granddaughter of founder, Mary Lou Rosendale Pierson, and inherited her grandmother’s charitable spirit! She agreed to serve on this board even though she already volunteers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Darren’s Pack. She is a strong advocate for serving your community. When she is not volunteering or working for Patterson Dental in Dental Sales, she is spending time with her husband and two children in Centreville.
Scott Surguy is a familiar face at the United Way of Queen Anne’s County. He has volunteered at many fundraisers and has helped with IT and marketing for many years, but has finally agreed to officially join the board! Scott is a Director of Sales and Marketing for SCD Information Technology based in Columbia MD. He has a history of giving back to his community through his volunteer work with animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County. Scott hails from Wisconsin and spent his college years in Colorado. He had been a resident of Maryland for over 15 years with the past 10 on the Eastern Shore.
Sandra Early – Executive Director
Sandra owns “Sandra’s Office Support” and the United Way of Queen Anne’s County is one of her clients. She has a background that includes book keeping, event planning, and is very familiar with non-profits. (She worked 6 years for the local Chamber of Commerce and the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department is another client of hers.)
Sandra is a member of the Chesapeake Women’s Network and is a Past President. She also volunteers with a local group known as the Cancer Comfort Angels.