United Way welcomes Yevincy as new president

December 10, 2021 | 12:09 am

Updated December 10, 2021 | 8:27 am

Paula Yevincy | Photo provided

Paula Yevincy has been named the new President and CEO of United Way of the Ohio Valley. She will begin on Monday.

She brings more than 20 years of management experience to her new role, including significant executive leadership experience in three local nonprofit organizations. Yevincy previously served as President of St. Joseph Peace Mission for Children in Owensboro, and as Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District and St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson. 

Yevincy has been active at the local, state, and national levels to assist with improvements to child welfare systems and successful nonprofit management. She is a two-time Athena Nominee for her contributions of service and commitment to help children and families facing crisis while empowering women in the workplace. 

Yevincy is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a degree in business management and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville. 

The United Way Board of Directors nominating committee said they are extremely confident in their decision.

“Paula is committed to her community and bettering the lives of people she serves,” said board chair Jo Shake. “With her compassion for others and long history of serving as a director for multiple nonprofit organizations, Ms. Yevincy will be an asset for United Way and our region. Past President David Ross and his 25 years of service have been invaluable to the organization and we are certain Paula will continue the fight and boldly take us into our next chapter.”

United Way of the Ohio Valley is a nonprofit organization serving Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties that provides funding to over 55 agencies while working to end hunger. The UWOV unites communities to deliver solutions that improve the lives of individuals and families.

December 10, 2021 | 12:09 am

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