United Way of York County welcomes two new members to Board of Directors
United Way of York County is pleased to welcome two new members to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors: Myneca Ojo, Director of Diversity & Inclusion with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; and Kimberly Brister, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan Health.
Ojo has lived and worked in Central Pennsylvania for over 10 years and recently served as Hanover Borough's first African-American and second woman Mayor. She has over 20 years public sector experience, serving previously with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Texas House of Representatives. She also was an entrepreneur and owner of a political consulting firm with clients across the U.S. Ojo is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Diversity Coalition and serves on national and international committees across the country that advocate for community equity, eradicating systemic discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion. She is also a member of the Harrisburg (PA) Links Incorporated, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA Hanover and on the Hanover Women's Council for York Traditions Bank.
Brister brings more than twenty years of experience managing a full spectrum of human resource programs that include talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion, regulatory compliance, executive level recruitment, employee relations, training and development. Her expansive community involvement includes roles on the York County Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Committee and United Way of York County’s Leadership Giving Council, as well as service on the Board of Directors for the York Jewish Community Center and former service as the Board Chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties, both partner agencies of United Way of York County.
“United Way of York County’s Board of Directors plays a critical role in guiding our organization’s strategy and ensuring we carry out our mission to build a stronger, caring community by cultivating financial generosity, advocacy, and volunteerism,” said United Way of York County President, Anne Druck. “Both Myneca and Kim bring passion, experience, and expertise in their professional fields and through their community involvement that strengthens our Board of Directors and our organization. We look forward to working with and learning from these powerful women.”
Ojo and Brister join United Way of York County’s 31-member Board of Directors, members of which are listed in full at https://www.unitedway-york.org/board-directors.
About United Way of York County
For over 99 years, United Way of York County has worked in the York County community to improve people’s lives. It began as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies. Today, as the United Way of York County, the mission of raising community funds remains the same, but the strategies have broadened in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in York County.
United Way has adapted over the years and now collaborates with other public and private organizations to engage the community in addressing the complex issues facing York County. By developing initiatives that get at the root causes of these issues, United Way and its partners find solutions and fund programs that improve the lives of one in four people in York County. Through gifts to the Community Fund, United Way is able to invest those dollars into 66 programs supported by 35 Partner Agencies. These programs address human services needs across three Focus Areas: Education, Health, and Financial Stability. This enables United Way to tackle the immediate and continuing needs of York County families and individuals and to create real, lasting change that matters to you and our community.