Meet Your United Way Team

To contact anyone on the United Way staff, call 864-850-7094, or click on their email link below.
Jennifer Brown
Success Coach/Resource Coordinator

As a Pathways Success Coach, Jennifer is able to assess clients' financial health through one-on-one coaching and then develop a tailored set of recommendations to help clients improve their financial position and pursue their goals. In addition, Jennifer connects those in need in our community to available resources. 

Julie Capaldi
For over 25 years, Julie has been leading the United Way of Pickens County. As President and CEO, she guides United Way's strategies to improve people's lives in our community. Her door is always open and you are invited to stop by anytime to witness the power of your donation in action.
Barbara Center
Resource Development Manager
Barbara is as detail oriented as you get, which makes her perfect for her role as Resource Development Manager. She maintains accurate donor information and is able to answer questions about your donation, tax documentation, and anything else related to data.
Karen Culley
Vice President of Community Impact
As Vice President of Community Impact, Karen leads the implementation of our community impact plan through our three volunteer impact councils and by facilitating the annual community investment grant process. She also oversees our 2-1-1 helpline and other programs and initiatives.
Mark Eisengrein
Director of Planned and Major Giving
In his role as Director of Planned and Major Giving, Mark helps people extend their support and commitment to the future of Pickens County through estate planning and major giving. He also grows and strengthens relationships with major donors to increase their ability to invest in our community. He will gladly talk with you about joining the Palmetto Society, Tocqueville Society, or Heritage Society.
Larry Pope
Chief Financial Officer
In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Larry oversees several key functions including human resources, finance, and ensuring our compliance with all state, federal and United Way Worldwide standards. He also manages our endowment and donor advised funds.
Jeremy Price
Corporate Engagement Director
Jeremy helps companies achieve their corporate social responsibility goals, and helps employees positively impact the community, through workplace campaign giving and community engagement opportunities.
Lyndy Schonhar
Corporate Engagement
Lyndy works with companies to help them positively impact the community through workplace campaign giving and community engagement. Lyndy also advises the Clemson University Student United Way, helping the next generation of philanthropists learn how to make a difference in their community.
Jennifer Shurley
Vice President of Resource Development
As Vice President of Resource Development, Jennifer works to harness resources in our community and help donors make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need. She oversees the Resource Development area and facilitates Women United, a group of women dedicated to improving early literacy in Pickens County.
Matt Smith
Director of Financial Stability
Matt leads our work in financial stability with a vision to create financial independence for people in our community.  He has oversight over our financial stability programs, including Free File and Pathways. 

Joe Walker

Financial Empowerment Coach
In his role as Financial Empowerment Coach, Joe provides one on one counseling to individuals and families, helping them tackle their finances and get on a path to financial stability. He also is a huge part of the Free File team and works tirelessly to make sure this free tax service runs smoothly.
Nicole Zeiset
Free File Manager
Nicole provides day-to-day management of our free tax program, Free File, including supervising support staff, recruiting and managing volunteers, and working with a coalition of partners and stakeholders in the upstate. Nicole also provides one-on-one and small group financial coaching for Pathways participants.