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Staff

Bill Blake
Executive Director
director@albemarleareauw.org

Bill is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Currituck, NC. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, volunteered abroad on mission trips and is very active in church, serving as an Assigned Pastor at McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills.  He loves sports and outdoor activities as well as coaching youth athletics.

Bill will be focused on “locals helping locals” as he works to strategically align the business community, donors and partner agencies across our region.

“We are excited to welcome Bill as our Executive Director,” said Brian White, Chairman of Albemarle Area United Way.  “Bill brings passion, energy and expertise that we need to lead United Way.”   


Heidi Prentiss
Administrative Assistant
assistant@albemarleareauw.org

MONICA OAKES
Volunteer coordinator/Service manager
communitycare@albemarleareauw.org

Monica is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education. She resides in Elizabeth City NC where she serves as The Family Ministries Director at First United Methodist Church. She has taught in the public school system, worked as Director of Programming that served families needing care for their children, served in different areas within the church launching new programming and initiatives, and partnered with the Duke Endowment to lead a Summer Literacy Program serving children in downtown Elizabeth City. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.