The United Way of Queen Anne's County was established in 1990 in response to public requests for an agency to coordinate community service organizations. Annual fundraising campaigns have previously raised and distributed more than $600,000 over the years.
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PRESIDENT, Andy read

Andrew Read received his BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1998 and is a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte & Touche. A Maryland native, he moved to Queen Anne’s County in 2004. He and his wife Heather are active in the community through youth sports while raising their three children. 

Andrew’s desire to be even more active in his community led him to the United Way and we are thrilled to have someone with his knowledge of business and finance and look forward to utilizing his strengths and creating a long term partnership while he serves on the board!

Vice President, Stephanie Tyler

Stephanie Tyler has been in banking for over 15 years and is now the Cash Management/Merchant Services Manager with Shore Bancshares. Ms. Tyler is also the Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Chesapeake Women’s Network, so supporting her community by working with non-profits is not something new to her. She has expressed that she works well in a team environment and thrives on success. That attitude and her financial expertise make her a great fit for the United Way board!

Treasurer, Heather Bacher

Heather Bacher graduated from Salisbury University, with a Bachelor’s Degree, in 1998. She has lived in Queen Anne’s County for 3 ½ years. Since 1998, Ms. Bacher has worked in the banking industry. I have held positions as Branch Manager and Business Banking Relationship Manager. Currently, she holds the position of Team Leader of the Business & Professional Banking Group at M&T 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.

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 joining the board of the United Way of Queen Anne's County!

Secretary, Kerry Legg

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!

Board Member, Jenny Griffin

Andy Read, President of the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, is pleased to announce a new addition to the Board of Directors. Jenny Griffin of Harris Crab House has agreed to serve.

“Jenny came highly recommended by several current United Way board members”, Andy stated. “Harris Crab House has a long history of being involved with the community! We are looking forward to getting her input and ideas for our fundraisers!”

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.

Board Member, Heather Comegys

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.

Board Member, Vicki Dean Wood

Vicki Wood Dean is our second representative from CNB where she is currently a Branch Manager/Loan Officer for their main office in Centreville. 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 Secretary/Marketing Coordinator for the QAC 4H Fair, is a member of the Centreville Rotary, and is a member on the Claws for a Cause committee. Her commitment to our county and her marketing experience is a perfect fit for the United Way!

Board Member, Kelly Huston

Kelly Huston is the Marketing Director for Federal Resources. After graduating from Salisbury University with a degree in Communications, Ms. Huston received her MBA from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business. She has worked as a strategic marketing professional now for over 15 years. She specializes in activating top-tier partnerships that drive business results. Her marketing portfolio includes the likes of Marriott International, Anheuser-Bush, and Monumental Sports and Entertainment (the owners/operators of the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and Verizon Center). Kelly’s background in marketing along with her positive outlook and fresh ideas will make her a great asset to the board!

Board Member, Larissa Costello

Mrs. Costello obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Newcastle in Australia. She spent many years working in the Accounting field and travelled extensively before marrying and settling on the Eastern Shore. She has three boys and is very active in the community through youth sports, Character Counts and other volunteering.

Board Member, Margaret Tessier

Margaret is a retiree of Chesapeake College where she worked for 26 years, mostly as a writing consultant in the Writing Center. As a volunteer, she has done costume design for college theatre and Church Hill Theatre. In film, she has worked in production design and has credits as a producer for three short films. She was a founding board member of Annapolis Film Festival and Chesapeake Film Festival where she produced festivals, serving as Executive Director for Chesapeake Film Festival. She has served on the Board of Directors of Bay Theatre Company of Annapolis and has written grants for the Community Players of Salisbury. Currently, she is employed as a grant writer for Talbot Partnership. Margaret is the proud mother of four children and grateful grandmother of seven. She resides in Stevensville with her husband Bob.

Executive Director, Sandra Early

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.