A small staff with big hearts.

Meet our incredible team of talented and dedicated individuals who make what we do possible.

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Kristi Birkeland


A longtime United Way donor and advocate, Kristi is beyond thrilled to be leading our small but mighty team. Want to know how you can partner with us to build a stronger community? Kristi’s your gal. She’ll help you do good in Whatcom County and feel good knowing you’ve made a difference.

You can reach Kristi at 360.733.8670 ext. 1105


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Patricia Boyce

Director of Development & Community Impact

When it comes to community impact, Patty is the queen. Whether she’s leading our fundraising efforts, managing grant processes, or working with volunteers, she’s always looking for ways to maximize donations and results.

You can reach Patty at 360.733.8670 ext. 1103


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Mike Weinstein

Senior Staff Assistant | Office Manager

He seems like a mild-mannered assistant, but he’s really a superhero in disguise. Need help? Mike has a quick solution for just about anything. And a quick smile to go with it. He keeps our office and team running smoothly.

You can reach Mike at 360.733.8670 ext. 1101


Denise Kilcline

Denise Kilcline

Development & Program Manager

Love Living United? So does Denise! Enthusiastic and efficient, she makes sure workplace campaigns are as easy, fun, and effective as humanly possible. She also runs Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Whatcom County. Win-win!

You can reach Denise at 360.733.8670 ext. 1106


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Rebecca Ricks

Development & Communications Manager

Brimming with ideas and the passion to make them happen, Rebecca is our marketing and communications expert. She’s also one of our extraordinary development champions! Need more info about how United Way makes change in our community? She’s got you!

You can reach Rebecca at 360.733.8670 ext. 1104