Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are made up of community and business leaders from our county. Each member serves a 2-year term, and are instrumental in fundraising and local activities, designed to support the agencies we serve.

Here is the current list of board members.


charlene_larsen2Charlene Larsen – President
Business: Retired




dick_easton1 Dick Easton – Past President
Business: Retired




christine_lolich1Christine Lolich – Secretary and Interim Treasurer
Business: Health Care Consultant





scott_docherty1Scott Docherty – Director
Business: Owner, Redhare




robert_gross1Robert Gross – Director
Business – Chief, Seaside Police Department




Justin Grafton – Director
Business: Photographer/Videographer




dan_travers1 Captain Daniel Travers – Director
Business: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Commander





Zach Gantenbein – Director
Business: Regional President, US Bank




mary_ritter1Mary Ritter – Director
Business: Retired




esther_moberg1Esther Moberg – Director
Business: Library Director, Seaside Public Library




jim_zile1Jim Zile – Director
Business: Georgia Pacific




trece_gurrard1Trece Gurrard – Director
Business: Vice President, Columbia Memorial Hospital




nick_benas1Nick Benas – Director
Business: Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare




donna_larson1Donna Larson – Director
Business: Vice President, Clatsop Community College





Doug Harrod – Brochure Committee Chairperson
Jennifer Holen – Special Events Chairperson
Cindy Johnson – At Large
Jim Osborn – Signs / Banners Committee Chairperson
Christine Riehl – Past President

Meet Our New Leaders!

Meet Our New Leaders!

The United Way of Clatsop County welcomes a new Executive Director, Stacey Brown and a newly elected board president, Charlene Larsen!


Former-President Darlene Felkins and Executive Director Stacey Brown

… And Saying “So Long”

After many years of devoted service to our organization, our Executive Director, Darlene Felkins has retired. Executive Assistant, Deanna Heacock has also left us. We thank both of them for their tireless work for our community over the years, and wish them the best in the next chapters of their lives.

We held a retirement get-together for Darlene on May 28, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria. This was a also a great opportunity to say “farewell” to our outgoing President, Dick Easton.


Darlene Felkins, Dick Easton, and Deanna Heacock

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We need your help.

Not for ourselves, but for our friends and neighbors in crisis.

People who have been self-reliant are suddenly finding themselves needing help to pay for heat and rent. Unemployment, hunger and homelessness are on the rise.

United Way’s Annual Campaign helps fund a strong network of social services to aid people in need. Our network of agencies is reporting record-breaking demand, so your help is needed now more than ever. The economic plight affecting so many hard-working families may not always be visible, but the impact is all too real in our schools and among our service providers.

If you are able to respond in any way, your help will make a critical difference. If you’ve already made a gift to United Way this year, please consider an additional one-time emergency gift. If you haven’t donated to United Way, please do so now. It may be the most important gift you give this season.