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Our Team











Walter Hill - Chief Executive Officer

Walter received his Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He moved to the Dothan area in 1986 and was named Chief Executive Officer of the Wiregrass United Way in April of 2003. In 2012 and 2013 he served as President of the United Ways of Alabama, the state association of all of the United Way organizations in the state. Over the years, Walter has been active in a number of civic and community organizations. In 2014-15, he served as President of the Dothan Rotary Club. In his spare time he volunteers with the Miss Alabama Pageant and is currently serving as producer. He and his wife Melanie are active members of First Baptist Church.

Mindy Collier - Coffee & Geneva County Area Manager

Mindy graduated from the University of Alabama - Huntsville with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She first was involved with United Way as a Loaned Executive in 1992, shortly after moving to Enterprise, AL. She became a WUW staff member in September of 2000. Mindy is a member of the Enterprise Rotary Club, serves as Secretary for the Recovery Organization of Coffee County, is a member of the Coffee County Association of Service Agencies and the Praise & Worship Team at First Baptist Church.









Taylor Thames Wheeler- Houston County Area Manager, Director of Marketing, State Campaign Coordinator

Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University in Troy, AL, with a degree in print journalism/public relations in 2007. She began working with the Wiregrass United Way in April of 2008. Taylor was a contributing writer for VIP Dothan Magazine from 2007-18, and is a 2013 Leadership Dothan graduate. She is a member of the Dothan Tuesday Rotary Club and Dothan Area Young Professionals, as well as serving on the board of directors for Headland Main Street. In 2019, she was selected as a DAYP 20 Under 40. Taylor and her husband Brandon live in her hometown of Headland.









Angie Sherrill,  Finance/HR Manager,

Angie Sherrill is a native of the Wiregrass area. She is a graduate of Rehobeth High School, Wallace Community College, and Troy University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Management and emphasis in Accounting and Computer Science. She has worked in community development and fundraising since 1997 while serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator in eleven counties for Children’s of Alabama. Angie resides in Dothan with her husband, Steve, and their son, Sloan. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church.

Brandy Nowell, Administrative and Accounting Assistant

Brandy is a graduate of Wallace Community College where she received her Licensed Practical Nurse certification. She and her husband Robert have two girls, Kayla and Karley. It has always been Brandy's passion to help others, which she was able to do in her nursing career and now at the Wiregrass United Way. Brandy joined the WUW team in July 2017.










Kent Thomas, Barbour County Area Manager

Kent is originally from Knoxville, TN, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Tennessee in 1995. He and his wife Dawn moved to Barbour County in 2001, and he became the Director of Family Service Center Barbour (The Clearing House) in 2009. In 2011, he also became the area manager for the Barbour County United Way. Barbour County became part of Wiregrass United Way on April 1, 2015. Kent and Dawn run a horse trail riding operation from their home, and they play music locally in their music group, Balin’ Twine. Kent graduated from Leadership Barbour in 2010.

Josie Buntin, Dale and Henry County Area Manager

Josie attended Troy University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Global Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Leadership Development. She joined the WUW staff in April 2019.  In her free time, Josie serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in the Wiregrass.  Josie currently lives in her hometown of Ashford, Alabama.