United Way of Pueblo County is comprised of five staff members and two contract employees: President/CEO, Campaign Director, Finance Director, Resource Development Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Mentor Recruitment Coordinator, and VITA Coordinator Coordinator.
Andrea Aragon, President/CEO
Andrea came to United Way of Pueblo County in September of 2002. Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Alumni Development and the Director of Alumni Relations at Colorado State University - Pueblo. Andrea graduated from the University of Southern Colorado, now CSU-Pueblo, with a BS degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science in 1993. She has worked for U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis, and served as the President/CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 1997. During this same period, she served on the Board of United Way of Pueblo County. Andrea is the proud mother of two sons, Freddie and Evan.
Lawrence Kochis, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison and Campaign Director
Lawrence began with United Way of Pueblo County as a volunteer campaign coordinator in 1974. Hired in December of 1987, Lawrence has a rich history with UWPC. He serves as the Labor Community Services liaison, and as of 1997 became the primary staff for the annual campaign as Campaign Director. His primary duties include training employees and donors on United Way related issues and working with volunteers as campaign coordinators. Lawrence graduated from Pueblo Central High School and attended the University of Southern Colorado, now Colorado State University - Pueblo.
Bernadette Albo, Finance Director
Bernadette has worked with United Way since 2001, primarily in the area of finance and database management. Prior, she was employed by the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo as the Finance Director. Mrs. Albo holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern Colorado, now Colorado State University - Pueblo.
Bianca Hicks, Resource Development Coordinator
Bianca came to United Way in August of 2009. She is an alum of Colorado State University - Pueblo's Mass Communications Department, earning a BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and minors in Professional Writing and Spanish. Her primary duties include assisting the President/CEO and Campaign Director with the planning and execution of the annual campaign drive, as well as other year-round fundraising efforts, coordinating fund distribution activities including allocations, community impact grant, the emergency food and shelter program, Combined Federal Campaign, and all marketing, public relations, special events, and communication duties and strategies.
Donna Leach, Administrative Assistant
Donna joined United Way of Pueblo County’s staff as the Administrative Assistant in May of 2013. Her primary responsibilities are assisting with data input, financial record keeping, general administrative duties and staff support.
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Valarie Ruybal, Mentor Recruitment Coordinator
Valarie joined the United Way of Pueblo County team as the Mentor Recruitment Coordinator in the fall of 2013. Her primary responsibilities are recruiting mentors and overseeing the United Way of Pueblo County Middle School Mentorship Program.
Judith Boudreaux, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program Coordinator
Judith serves as the primary contact and administrator for the Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Her primary responsibilities include the organization and oversight of the annual VITA Program sites, volunteers and tax preparation.