Don Rendall of Green Mountain Power Corporation and the President of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Chittenden County announced today that Martha Maksym of Grand Isle has been named the new Executive Director to succeed Gretchen Morse who announced her retirement effective June 30th. A wide range of applicants was considered by a search committee of the Board during a process that took several months. Rendall said, ‘We reviewed over sixty applications and interviewed a pool of candidates that were impressive and capable. Martha has the ideal combination of skills, experience and commitment to the health and well being of the people of Chittenden County. We are thrilled with the choice and feel confident that her proven success at convening multiple stakeholders to solve community problems, along with her over twenty years of health and human service nonprofit management and administration experience, makes her the ideal person to assume United Way’s top leadership position.’ A graduate of the University of Vermont with a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Maksym has held a number of senior management positions at United Way over the last 17 years and is currently the Director of Community Investments. In that position she provides direction and management of the organization’s volunteer funds distribution process and community investment strategies that align with United Way’s impact focus on education, income and health. She also serves as Diversity Officer for United Way, overseeing the implementation of a Diversity Strategic Plan. Maksym currently chairs the Board of Leadership Champlain and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Leadership Champlain Program and the Vermont Leadership Institute of the Snelling Center for Government. She is also a member of the Boards of both the Vermont Health Foundation and Hunger Free Vermont.When she accepted the position, Maksym said, ‘I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve our community in this capacity. We all are well served by a committed network of human services providers. The relationship between United Way and our community partners is long standing and strong, and I look forward to continuing our work together to improve lives in Chittenden County.’ Maksym will assume her new position on July 1.
rbwoojym January 1, 2021 admin