Local People Supporting Local Solutions

YOU and People Like You

Everything that gets done by United Way of Eastern New Mexico is the impact of donors and volunteers from across the community. People from every walk of life; from every part of Portales and Clovis; ... People like YOU.

United Way is created by the efforts of over 200 volunteers and the donations of over 1700 people in Roosevelt and Curry Counties.

The average volunteer contributed 18 hours, with Board Members volunteers giving approximately 50 hours. The average personal donation to UWENM was $184: the smallest was $3 and the largest was $35,000.

United Way of Eastern New Mexico also depends upon the work of our dedicated Staff to coordinate the efforts of volunteers and carry out our mission of improving lives in our community.

Click on our 2018 Annual Report Infographic and really SEE all that YOU make possible in our community. 


Board of Directors

Our Bylaws allow for 15 Board Members to guide UWENM (2/3 from Curry annd 1/3 from Roosevelt)

Mindy Watson-Clovis Community College  

President 2019-20

I Live United to create the community I want. I love the positive feeling of helping another, the positive impact of a job well done, and the positive benefits to our community as a whole when we come together to create real, lasting change





Misty Betrand- Clovis Civic Center 

Vice President 

Everything I do - in my life and in this community - is for my kids and their friends. By uniting with neighbors, we can make the world a better place.





Sara Wiest- Plateau 


Giving back is the right thing to do. And because when you strip away all of the distractions in life and you look at the things that really matter you’re left with things like family, community, and importance of core values. These are the very things that the United Way promotes and works to protect and provide for. I feel truly blessed to get to be a part of an organization that does so much for so many.




John Ellis- Cummins Natural Gas Engines 


Every person has gifts to give that in turn bless others. Six years ago I joined the Board of United Way not knowing what to expect. I learned quickly how many amazing people work at United Way. I also have made many friends along the way through many volunteer experiences and board meetings. I can tell you that after this experience I will always Live United!  My life is so much better because I chose to give and I hope it has made a difference for others as well




Steve Vernon- Farmers Electic Coop 

Past President 







Paul Nelson- City of Clovis 
Campaign Chair





Monty Porter- Cummins Electirc Gas Engines 

Campaign Chair Elect  






Nicole Roybal- Patterson Law Firm 

211/Volunteer Action Center Chair 






Veronica Cordova- US Bank







Alisa Boswell-Gore - Renew Communication (Roosevelt)




Kaye Green- Roosevelt General Hospital








Andrea Corpening-Elite Performance Consulting







Sarah Hudson-Elida Schools

Eduardo Lopez-Wells Fargo Bank

Jo Ann Stobb- Southwest Cheese





Currently, United Way of Eastern New Mexico employs two full-time employees: Erinn Burch, Executive Director since 2002; Kaylee, Campaign and Outreach Associate; two part-time employee, Debbi Smith, Office Assistant; Virginia McReynolds, 2-1-1 Associate;  and two volunteer staff member, Betty Wagner since 2006, Vestana Watson.

Our dedicated staff allows UWENM to engage donors and volunteers year round to make a bigger impact in our communities.

Erinn Burch

Executive Director

Erinn says, "United Way is our community's way of bettering itself."





Kaylee Vineyard

Campaign and Outreach Associate






Casey Peacock

Volunteer Action Center Coordinator 









Debbi Smith

Office Assistant 






Virginia McReynolds

211 Associate






Vestana Watson

Campaign Volunteer







Betty Wagner

STAR Volunteer