United Way of Washtenaw County Elects Three New Board Members

April 29, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – United Way of Washtenaw County is pleased to announce new board members who will start in May 2021. Each member is committed to advancing the mission and vision of the United Way whereas  by 2030, we aspire to live in a community where your zip code no longer determines your opportunity in life. 


The following trustees were elected to the United Way of Washtenaw County board:

Cindy Elliott: President, IHA - Cindy Elliott serves as President & Chief Operating Officer for IHA, Inc. Ms. Elliott has extensive clinical background and has first-hand experience supporting the delivery of care in a medical practice. She also has in-depth, senior management experience in many diverse health care settings, including hospital, long-term care and home health care. 

Derrick Jackson: Director of Community Engagement, Washtenaw County Sheriff - Derrick joined the Sheriff's Office in 2009. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 1998. While receiving his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Derrick worked with W.J. Maxey Training School where he had his introduction to the criminal justice system. 

Mike Rein: Director of Community Relations, University of Michigan - Michael Rein coordinates activities linked with community-based organizations and local government officials in the greater Ann Arbor area and Southeastern Michigan for the University of Michigan. He has over 30 years of experience developing strong working relationships with community, business, and government leaders. Michael has been involved with several business advocacy groups as well as serving as a board member for many non-profits. 

“We are grateful to have passionate individuals serve as volunteers and ignite community change so that your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life," said Pam Smith, President and CEO of United Way. “Our diverse and talented Trustees drive equitable community solutions  for the health, education and financial stability in our community.” 


About United Way of Washtenaw County

United Way of Washtenaw County connects people, organizations and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone.  The Community Impact model focuses on health, education and financial stability issues to create opportunities for families and strengthen Washtenaw County.   Over its 99-year history, UWWC has invested more than 250 million dollars to support over 60 successful local human services agencies in a comprehensive, integrated way that created positive lasting change in Washtenaw County.