Kristi Williams - President & CEO
Kristi was born and raised in northern California, receiving her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Also a Registered Nurse, she has over 20 years of nonprofit experience, having worked as the Director of Hospitality for the Santa Barabara International Film Festival and the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has a passion to serve her community, is an advocate for mental health awareness, and is an active participant in the PTO, Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, and a variety of other local nonprofit organizations.
Kristi lives in Waynesboro with her husband of 10 years, Neil, their 8 year old daughter, 3 year old son, and Goldendoodle pup. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, listening to live music, and helping those who are in need in any way she can.
Kendall Badgett - Community Impact Coordinator
Kendall is a Kentucky girl with British roots (My Nanna was a Londoner). She received a Liberal Arts degree at Western Kentucky University – Go big Red! As well as an MA from Virginia Theological Seminary. She and her family landed in Waynesboro about a year and a half ago and love the area. She has three boys, ages: 8, 6, and 3 that keep her very busy! A menagerie of furry and scaled babies: dog, cat, guinea pig, and a fish named, none other than, “fishy.”
She is a retired Peace Corps volunteer, Madagascar. If you speak Malagasy, she's your girl. She enjoys: books, art, gardens, music and dancing, and anything outside and active. "I am very excited to be a part of the United Way family, and I look forward to meeting you and working with you!"