United Way Board of Trustees

United Way of Pitt County is made up of hundreds of community volunteers who work with staff to raise money, invest dollars, shape organizational policy, and more. These volunteers are professional and community representatives from diverse backgrounds who bring a variety of talents to the organization.

The following is a list of the 2021/2022 United Way Board of Trustees, who provide overall governance of United Way of Pitt County by monitoring policies and programs and establish the organization's strategic purpose and direction.


Chair: Wayman Williams, Executive Director Housing Authority City of Greenville
Vice-Chair: Charles Ellis, Managing Director, Ward & Smith P.A. Attorneys at Law
Treasurer: James Lawless, General Manager BFGL, LLC.
Secretary: Ann Wall, City Manager, City of Greenville


Executive Committee: Wayman Williams, Chair
Finance Committee: James Lawless, Chair
Governance Committee: Charles Ellis, Chair
Community Impact Cabinet: Lou Norris, Chair
Resource Development Committee: Stephanie Hinnant, Chair
Marketing & PR Committee: Brett Schermerhorn, Chair


Jon Anderson, Senior VP, Greenville Market President, BB&T/TRUIST

Dr. Terry Atkinson, Associate Professor, College of Education, ECU

Mayor Gloristine Brown, Mayor of Bethel

Dr. Augustine Frazer, Deputy County Director, Pitt County Department of Social Services

Stephanie Hinnant, Director of Business Development, Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Jim Lawless, General Manager and Operations Executive (COO) for BFGL, LLC

Dr. Ethan Lenker, Superintendent of Pitt County Schools

Lou Norris, Secretary to the General Manager, Greenville Utilities Commission 

Simone Pate, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Pitt County Schools

Brett Schermerhorn, President- Sales, Hyster-Yale Group

Scott Senatore, President, Vidant Health Foundation

Wayman Williams, Executive Director, Housing Authority, City of Greenville