Ardrienne Bradberry

Corporate Volunteer Manager, Dow Texas Operations

With a background in aviation for over 20 years, Ardrienne has always managed to find time to volunteer for the good of the community. Be it through her church in Houston or finding volunteer efforts on her own, Ardrienne has a heart for giving back. As the Corporate Volunteer Manager, Ardrienne manages volunteer activities within The Dow Chemical Company, creating a culture of service through established goals and objectives. 

Ardrienne earned her AA in Christian Counseling in 2014 from the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary in Spring, Texas and is also a Board Certified Christian Counselor. She sits on the board as Vice President of the Non-Profit Organization, Brunch Beauty Empowerment Network, which empowers women and mentors girls in being the best that they can be. 


Kori Brown

Resource Development/ Community Outreach Manager

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. 


Jennifer Cobb

Community Engagement Manager

Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge and experience in communications, media, marketing, and graphic design.  As UWBC’s Community Engagement Manager, 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, Jennifer loves spending time with her 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. 


Susan Cooman

Director of Resource Development

Susan started her career in nonprofit with United Way of Greater Houston and has 15 years experience within the United Way network with four additional years at two UWBC partner agencies. She has proven experience in revenue generation, constituent relationship management, volunteer and staff development, marketing, and public speaking.

Volunteering is very much a part of her life and she has been involved with the following organizations: Save Our Beach Association, Surfside Beach Volunteer Fire Department, American Cancer Society, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County, and Lion's Club. Susan and her husband moved permanently to Surfside Beach in 2001. 


Kim Demland

Administrative Manager

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.


Davis Gilbert

Resource Development/ Community Outreach Manager

Davis received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University in Waco, TX and has MBAs in Business Administration and Information Technology from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. His professional background includes Account Management, Project Management, Professional Development Training, Sales and Marketing, and Community Involvement.   

Davis is honored to work with the United Way of Brazoria County and enjoys helping with the growing needs or our community.

Davis can also be seen in various community theatre productions in the Lake Jackson area. Recently he has portrayed various characters in “Annie”, “Les Miserables” and “Hairspray”.


Jenna Haviland-Alesna

Executive Director

Jenna, a Lake Jackson native, graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Her nonprofit background includes two years as the Program Coordinator for Junior Achievement of Brazoria County and eight as Director of Development at 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 has two teenage sons that are involved in baseball. In her downtime, you will find her at the baseball fields, supporting her boys.


Monica Jones

Community Resource Coordinator

Monica is a native Brazoria County resident.  She attended Brazosport College as a student of the Office Professional Co-Op Program with The Dow Chemical Company.  Previously, she was a Sr. Administrative Specialist with The Dow Chemical Company for more than 27 years.

Monica enjoys helping people and is excited about her assignment with UWBC as a Community Resource Coordinator.

Monica lives in Angleton and enjoys spending time with her family.  She and her husband Marcus have been married for 27 years and they have one son, Jeremiah.


Gloria Luna

Director of Community Outreach

Gloria has been with UWBC since 2001 and currently serves as Director of Community Outreach. Her main duty is managing the development and growth of strategic community partnerships by working with nonprofits, direct service providers, and corporate partners. She is an active member of Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS).

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.


Jennifer Nelson

Community Resource Coordinator

Jennifer is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston and is set to graduate in May 2019. She earned her BS in Psychology from the University of Houston – Victoria. Jennifer has more than seven years of experience providing case management, counseling, and goal setting to a diverse population. She is passionate about collaborating with and being an advocate for UWBC's community partners with goals to continue providing sustainable solutions for the residents of Brazoria County.

Jennifer lives in Lake Jackson with her family and enjoys cooking, reading, watching her children’s sports activities and personal/professional development.


Pella Thane Vasut

Finance Director

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.