STAFF LEADERSHIP

Gloria Martinez

Administrative Assistant
(661) 834-1820
Email gloria.m@uwkern.org

Hire Date – 2007
Front office reception, general administration support, donor data entry, including designations, application of payments and assistance with database maintenance.  Generates donor acknowledgements. Maintains records of funded and designee agencies for compliance with UW system regulations.

Rachel Hoetker

Community Impact & Investment Manager
(661) 834-1489
Email: rachel.h@uwkern.org

Rachel is responsible for managing United Way’s strategic investment in community programs and activities, and our Community Impact Agenda. Specifically, she manages the activities of the organization in an effort to achieve a coordinated and effective human service system in the community, in cooperation with the Vice President of Community Impact, UWKC Governing Board, community leaders, corporate and nonprofit organizations and key volunteer impact committees and councils. Previous to her position with United Way, Rachel was a compliance coordinator for a local nonprofit child care agency that provided services to low income families.

Donald Harris

Director of IT & Creative Services
(661) 834-1820
Email don.h@uwkern.org

Don joined United Way of Kern County in 1986.  As Director of IT his responsibilities include installing, programming and maintaining our internal network of servers and computers.  He is also responsible for programming and maintaining our campaign and financial databases insuring data integrity, provides leadership with internal processes and reporting of pledge and payment information.

Susana Espinoza

Community Impact Coordinator

(661) 834-2962
Email susana.e@uwkern.org

Susana joined United Way of Kern County in January of 2011. She is the Community Impact Coordinator for the Kern VITA program as program manager in coordination with the Site Coordinators. She conducts VITA site quality review; tax return quality review processes; coordinates site coordinator training with IRS SPEC office; maintains grant funding records; develops community relationships and partnerships for volunteer recruitment, volunteer training and outreach; and Susana analyzes project data and conducts formative and summative program evaluations.

Mary Almaraz

Controller
(661) 834-1820
Email mary.a@uwkern.org

Mary has been with United Way since June of 2007. She is responsible for carrying out all financial and accounting programs and procedures; safeguarding United Way’s financial resources; ensuring maintenance of adequate systems of internal accounting controls; ensuring adherence to United Way’s financial policies; producing internal and external financial reports; and providing assistance to other departments with respect to various financial issues.

Mari Pérez-Dowling

Director of Marketing and Development
(661) 834-1980 Direct
Email: mari.p@uwkern.org

Mari joined United Way of Kern County last October 2017. She is in charge of all Marketing and Branding strategies for our organization as well as Media and Public Relations. She will be handling the development of current and new projects to increase fundraising opportunities within the agency.

Jill Egland

Vice President of Community Impact
(661) 834-1790
Email jill.e@uwkern.org

Jill’s background is in program development, implementation and assessment – a talent she’s had the opportunity to use in many countries around the world, as well as here in the good old U. S. of A. Jill joined the United Way of Kern County staff in October 2012 where she is responsible for program efficacy and community partner liaison.

Della D. Hodson

President and Chief Executive Officer
(661) 834-1559
Email della.h@uwkern.org
Della became President and Chief Executive Officer for United Way of Kern County in July, 2008. Her responsibilities involve oversight of the entire operation, including efforts in resource development, community building and collaboration. She joined United Way of Kern County in 2004 and served as Director of Community Impact until her appointment as President.

(661) 834-1820 Main Number
(661) 834-2952 Fax
5405 Stockdale Hwy., Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
info@uwkern.org

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