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United Way of Deschutes County names new board members


United Way of Deschutes County recently elected six new members to its Board of Directors.

The new directors are: Wil Berry, Deschutes County Behavioral Health, Luis de la Fuente, Community Volunteer, Wayne Dickinson, First Interstate Bank, Christine Frazer, HR Any Day Consulting, Joshua Romero, City of Bend, and Todd Sensenbach, Community Volunteer.

Racheal Baker , City of Bend, has been elected to serve a one-year term as President of United Way’s Board of Directors. Other Board Officers will be elected at the end of January, 2019.

United Way of Deschutes County is a Central Oregon-based 501c3 nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, community leaders, and volunteers. Although United Way is a big name, each United Way is an independent, local nonprofit organization with its own mission, vision, Board of Directors, and budget. There are 1,800 United Ways in 41 countries and territories worldwide.

United Way of Deschutes County fights for the health, education, financial stability, and resilience of every person in our Central Oregon community. The organization does this in four main ways: grantmaking to local nonprofits, nonprofit program incubation, needs assessment and data collection, and the provision of philanthropic opportunities for community members and businesses.

Since 1953, United Way of Deschutes County has focused on health, education, and financial stability as the foundation of well-being and opportunity, along with basic needs. As the nonprofit continues to focus on these causes, it is also working upstream to tackle childhood trauma and to build resilience through TRACEs (Trauma, Resilience, and Adverse Childhood Experiences) – a community-wide movement made up of 50 entities, with a goal of dramatically improving the health and well-being of our community by addressing childhood trauma as a root cause of regional health issues. TRACEs has 2 target populations: children and youth experiencing foster care, and the child care availability and affordability crisis.

For more information about United Way, TRACEs, or to make a donation, please visit or call (541) 389-6507.

United Way is a 21 Cares for Kids partner.

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