About our Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Michael joined the United Way of Indian River County in 1995, first as Foundation Administrator, Success by 6 Coordinator and later as COO. His steadfast leadership has grown the organization, in mission, in scope and in impact. During his term as CEO, Michael has focused on sound fiscal management, transparency, and the development of key community impact initiatives including: championing the founding and steering of the Mental Health Collaborative, 2-1-1, the United Way of Indian River County’s ESF 15 Function, the development of the Indian River County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and the creation of the Family Financial Stability Initiative . Michael holds an M.A. from Nothern Illinois University. In addition to his many activities on behalf of the Indian River Community, Michael is busy most weekends chasing after his two grandsons.
You can contact Michael at: email@example.com or via tel: 567-8900 ext. 15
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Sandra Block merged her talents with United Way of Indian River County in 2009. Her focus is the continuous improvement of fiscal accountability, reporting and operational integrity. Sandra works closely with the United Way of Indian River County’s Finance & Audit Committees, to ensure Board-level oversight of operations, internal controls and transparency, while capitalizing on the extraordinary talents and experience of those volunteers. She has a passion for supporting all United Way of Indian River County departments and as the HR dept., handles all the daily administration of benefits, payroll, et al. Sandra’s professional history is rich with Not for Profit work in both the financial and HR arena. She has held Controller positions for the past 22 years and had 13 years’ prior experience in Retail supervision. In addition, she holds several software and network certifications, including Teaching Certificates in QuickBooks, MS Office and in 2001, obtained her Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Thompson Institute of Business in Harrisburg, PA. She is the proud mother of a daughter who has graduated from law school and is on staff at The Humane Society of the United States. Beyond all this, Sandra is a passionate dog trainer and Service Dog “puppy raiser” for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).
You can contact Sandra at: sandra.block @unitedwayirc.org or via tel: 567-8900 ext. 16.
Margaret joined United Way of Indian River County in 2012 after serving the St.Lucie County United Way as Director of Communications and Marketing. Previously, she served as Executive Director at the United Way of Sherburne County in Minnesota, and Executive Director at Rivers of Hope, a United Way partner agency serving victims of domestic abuse. Margaret received her BA in Communications from Augsburg College, Minneaplis, MN. Margaret and husband, Kris, relocated to Vero Beach in 2005.
You can contact Margaret at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone: 567-8900 ext. 11
Director of Community Impact
Meredith joined our United Way team in 2014. She brings her experience working with the Success By 6 and Safe and Stable Families programs for United Way of Lake County, IL, and Director of Community Initiatives at United Way of Atlantic County, NJ. Meredith has a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Women's Studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, an MA in International Service from Roehampton University, UK, and an Executive Certificate for Transformational Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. Meredith is a relationship builder, fun and innovative, with a dedication to excellence in her work.
You can contact Meredith at: email@example.com or via telephone at 567-8900 ext. 25.
Coordinator of Impact Initiatives
Eve has worked for United Way of Indian River County since 2003. She coordinates our extensive Citizen’s Review Process every spring bringing together over a hundred community volunteers. Born in New South Wales, Australia, Eve is our most international staff member. She worked for over 15 years at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria in conference services and received a degree from McPherson College in Melbourne, Australia. Fluent in German, she managed the School Thrift Store for the American International School in Vienna while raising her twins. While at the United Way, Eve has been instrumental in the development of our Family Financial Stability Initiative, actively promoting our Familywize Discount Prescription Card and single-handedly launching our VITA tax preparation program.
To volunteer you can contact Eve at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel: 567-8900 ext. 20.
Workplace Campaign Manager
Caitlin Puppo joined the United Way of Indian River County as Workplace Campaign Manager in January of 2015. Caitlin previously worked for the VNA & Hospice Foundation in Vero Beach, FL. She graduated from Indian RIver State College in December of 2012 with her Bachelor's in Applied Science in Organizational Management in Healthcare. Caitlin lives in Vero Beach with her husband, Anthony, and their two puppies, Gracie and Piper.
You can contact Caitlin at: email@example.com or via tel: 567-8900 ext.12.
Campaign and Foundation Associate
Robin Votaw joined the United Way of Indian River County as Campaign and Foundation Associate in 2013. In support of the annual campaign and foundation initiatives, she manages the constituent database, coordinates our extensive direct mail contribution program, and serves as chair for the Day of Caring annual event, for which over 300 volunteers complete community service projects for area agencies. Robin’s earned an MBA at SUNY Albany, specializing in Human Resource Information Systems which seems fitting to her self-proclaimed ‘half people person, half computer geek’ personality. She enjoys the non-profit environment and continues to volunteer for community events including Downtown Friday’s and Vero’s Heritage Center fundraisers.
You can contact Robin at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 567-8900 ext. 17.
Lindsay has been volunteering with United Way since 2006 and joined our staff in 2012. She is a graduate of Vero Beach High School, (2006), and has completed course work in technical training and office skills at Indian River State College. She assists with our annual campaign mailings, archives media, and can very often be found at our front desk. Lindsay spends time on the weekends trying hard to train her two strong-willed dogs, Sadie Grace and Terra Cotta.
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United Way Center
1836 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
PO Box 1960
Vero Beach, FL 32961