Meet Our Staff

   
 
 
Dedicated. Passionate. Mission-driven.
 
 
 
James W. Horne, Jr.
President and CEO

President and CEO of United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) since 2005, James has created an extraordinary track record for developing strong community partnerships, increasing organizational efficiencies, building and retaining board members and financial competence.  He has maintained the delicate balance of dedication to mission, the need for bold entrepreneurial initiatives, and the application of sound business management needed to run a successful nonprofit organization.  His efforts have stabilized the organization both administratively and financially, with the overall total revenues for UWGUC growing over 80% to date. Read more.

 
 
 

 
Juanita Ayala-Vargas
VP, Programs and Operations
 
Dawn Jeglinski
Director of Finance and Grants
 
Denise LaSpata
Community Resources Director
 
Melanie McLaurin
Director of Marketing and Community Engagement
 
Tania Guaman
Project Manager, Newark EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council
 
Darryn Pulanco
Manager, Donor Relations and Corporate Campaigns
 
Laurensa Theodore
Program Coordinator, Hillside Family Success Center
 
Maggie Alvarez 
Grants Accounting Coordinator
 
Vicky Saguay
Administrative Assistant, Newark EMA HIV Health Planning Services Council
 
Vanessa Rodriguez
Program Assistant, Hillside Family Success Center
 
Valerie Moyhla
Executive Assistant
 
 
 

Mailing Address
33 W. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Tel:  908.353.7171
Fax: 908.353.6310