United Way
of Whatcom County

A small staff with big hearts.

Kristi Birkeland

President/CEO
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

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

Dianne Bradshaw

Finance & Human Resources
Wondering where every United Way dollar goes? Dianne can tell you-- right down to the penny. In addition to making sure our decimal points are all in the right places, she's also here to ensure that our HR processes all add up.

You can reach Dianne at 360.733.8670 ext. 1102

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

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

Rebecca Ricks

Communications & Development 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