Staff

Kori Brown

Community Outreach Case Manager
kjbrown@uwbc.org

Born and raised in Brazoria County, Kori graduated from University of Houston - Clear Lake and was a teacher for fourteen years in Brazosport ISD. She is the mother of two teens and is focused on making this the best community possible for our children. She is very excited to continue her public service work in this transition from the classroom to UWBC.

In her downtime, Kori enjoys summer weather at the pool and being involved with her church. 

 

David Castillo

Dow Corporate Volunteer Manager
dcastillo4@dow.com

David was born in Victoria, TX and raised in Lake Jackson. He's a graduate of Brazoswood High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Business Management from Texas State University. He has been working and volunteering in the non-profit sector for more than 10 years. Following Hurricane Harvey, David worked for UWBC/Brazoria County Long-Term Recovery as Communications Specialist and served as secretary for the BCL-TR Committee. 

David is President and Founder of Rayzur's Crawfish Cook-off, which has raised over $400,000 for local charities and individuals in Brazoria County. He coaches Little League Baseball for Brazoswood Little League where he also sits on the Board of Directors. David was named "Leaders Under 40" by the Facts in 2017. In his spare time, he likes to fish and spend time with family and friends.

 

Jennifer Ford

Community Engagement Director
jford@uwbc.org

Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge and experience in communications, media, marketing, and graphic design.  As UWBC’s Community Engagement Director, her duties include attending and promoting community partner collaborations and conveying UWBC's mission through the creation of publications, graphic materials, and social media management. Jennifer has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma – Boomer Sooner!

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and two sweet boys. When she’s not running around with the kids, she can be found designing and creating invitations and party decor for her online shop. 

 

Kim Demland

Senior Administrator
kdemland@uwbc.org

Kim was hired as a temporary employee to help conduct the 1983 UWBC fundraising campaign. After the campaign was completed, Kim was invited to join the staff at UWBC. She has worked in with campaigns, fund distribution, and community planning.

 

Jenna Haviland-Alesna

Executive Director
jmasters@uwbc.org

Jenna Haviland-Alesna, a Lake Jackson native, graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She joined United Way of Brazoria County as the Executive Director in 2013. Her nonprofit background includes two years as the Program Coordinator for Junior Achievement of Brazoria County and almost nine years as Director of Development for Angleton Danbury Medical Center, where she focused on grant writing and fundraising for the Hospital District. Jenna became involved with UWBC as an Employee Campaign Coordinator and then as a volunteer for the Community Impact Committee.

Jenna serves on the Executive Committee for the Brazoria County Long-term Recovery Committee, Greater Gulf Coast Community Network Council, Dow Cap and involved in many other community organizations. 

 

Priscilla Juarez

Resource Development, Donor Engagement
pjuarez@uwbc.org

Priscilla graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with a BA in Communications, and was first introduced to United Way when she was as a marketing intern for UWBC. It was then when she realized the value of non-profits and the importance of serving and giving to the community.

Born and raised in Brazoria County, Priscilla is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the change in Brazoria County to advance the common good for her community in her new role as the Resource Development, Donor Engagement.

Priscilla serves on the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the vice chair of the young professionals committee. She enjoys cheering on Houston sports teams, reading, and taking spontaneous road trips.  

 

Gloria Luna

Community Outreach Director
gluna@uwbc.org

Gloria has been with UWBC since 2001 and currently serves as Community Outreach Director. Her main duty is managing the development and growth of strategic community partnerships by working with nonprofits, direct service providers, and corporate partners. In 2002, she became a Certified Information & Referral Specialist (CIRS) - a certification that recognizes the work experience and incorporates documentation of professional performance in the field of information and referral.

Gloria lives in Freeport with her niece and enjoys spending her free time with family, especially her two grandchildren.

 

Daisy Ozuna

Brazoria County Long Term Recovery, Disaster Case Manager
disasterrelief@uwbc.org

Daisy was a dedicated volunteer during the midst of Hurricane Harvey. She was hired on at United Way of Brazoria County afterward as a Disaster Case Manager. She helps survivors of Harvey connect with resources to help in the recovery process through rebuild programs and unmet needs.

Daisy enjoys spending time with her blended family and her precious grandson in her free time. 

 

Erin Spoor

Resource Development, Donor Engagement
espoor@uwbc.org

Born and raised in Brazoria County, Erin attended Brazoswood High School, and graduated from the University of Houston – Downtown with a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Statistics. She has spent the past nine years working in the financial field and continues to volunteer with other local nonprofit organizations in the area. 

Erin lives in Clute with her husband, Jeff, and their 2 sons. In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, trying new foods, and planning new experiences with her family.
 
 

Kellie Stinson

Office Manager
kstinson@uwbc.org

Kellie was born and raised in Central, Texas, and moved to Brazoria County in 2015. She has always been one to help those in her community and continues to do the same at UWBC. Kellie handles Disaster Case Management for the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance programs where she helps Brazoria County residents who are in need of help with repairing or rebuilding their home after a natural disaster. 

In her free time, she spends time with her husband of 22 years, five rescue dogs, and restoring and renovating her home. 

 

Nichole Toney

Case Manager and Assistance Coordinator
ntoneyuwbc@gmail.com

Nichole’s role as a Disaster Case Manager seamlessly overflows from heart for people as evidenced by her energetic community involvement for more than a decade.  Over the years she has been an active participant in her children’s school and class activities, PTO, church volunteer, funeral ministry and taught preschool for over 10 years.  

Nichole and her husband have been married 22 years, have two adorable children and a doggie named Rollo.  On the weekends she enjoys watching her daughter play softball and boating with the family. 

 
 

Pella Thane Branch

Finance Director
pbranch@uwbc.org

With an extensive background in Payroll and Finance within small businesses and corporate since 1980, Pella is well suited for the demands of UWBC. Pella has been employed with UWBC since 2002, but her service to the community extends beyond this; she has served as a board member of Angleton Parks & Recreation, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corp, and the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees, serving as Secretary. Pella has lived in Brazoria County her whole life.

She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, especially her two children and three grandsons.