Staff

 

Operations and Resource Manager

& Interim President/CEO

Jody Beelendorf

I was born in Jamestown, NY just outside of cold Buffalo. I moved to sunny Florida in 1985 and worked for various Insurance companies as an administrator then moved into the field of Human Resources. I relocated to Virginia to be closer to family and live in Herndon, VA for 6 years. While in Herndon I worked for Micron Technology in Manassas, VA as a Human Resources Administrator-Staffing & Employment. After that I went to worked for Keane, Inc. in McLean, VA as a Senior Human Resources Administrator. I had the opportunity to relocate and work out of my home so moved to Staunton, VA to be closer to my two brothers and their families.

I am now the Operations Manager of the United Way of Greater Augusta and have been with the organization for three years.

I live in Staunton, VA with my two children and my two dogs.

 

Community Investment Manager

Paul Vaughan

 After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999, Paul moved to Richmond, VA where he spent several years working for an environmental organization dedicated to shaping public policy to protect Virginia’s natural resources.  Learning the fundamentals in public outreach, program coordination, and staff management, Paul worked with a small staff of dedicated activists to help create statewide recognition of numerous environmental campaigns.

In 2009, Paul moved to Charlottesville, VA to work as a Community Organizer in the city’s public housing community.  In this role, he worked alongside residents to help reduce economic inequality, improve basic quality of life, and ensure the low-income community had a voice in local issues.

 In addition, Paul has also worked in the for-profit sector as the Outreach Coordinator for a local pharmacy in Greensboro, NC.  He currently lives in Staunton.

 

Community Relations Coordinator

Nadina Pupic

Nadina moved with her family to the Shenandoah Valley from Bosnia and Herzegovina when she was 11 years old. She attended Blue Ridge Community College part time while working as a Veterinary Assistant in Timberville, VA. After receiving her Associates Degree from BRCC, she transferred to Mary Baldwin College (now known as University). While attending Mary Baldwin in Staunton, she was a part time manager of a large retail store in Harrisonburg, VA.

In 2015 she received a degree in Political Science with a minor in History from Mary Baldwin College.  For about a year after college, she worked for a small Credit Union in Harrisonburg and as of September 2016, has been a part of the United Way of Greater Augusta team. 

Nadina lives in Grottoes with her husband and their dog Linc and 5 cats.