Jeff Miracle-President & CEO
Jeff Miracle was born and raised in Waynesboro. He graduated from Waynesboro High School and received an associate's degree from Blue Ridge Community College. In 1990, he graduated from The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Atlanta, GA. He has 27 years of nonprofit executive director experience. That started when he worked with The Salvation Army as an executive director for 19 years and obtained the rank of Major.
Since 2006 Jeff has served local and national nonprofits in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (DFW). Among his positions in DFW, he was the executive director for Mothers Against Drunk Driving of North Texas. With a staff of 13 and hundreds of volunteers, Jeff and his team assisted over 4,000 victims of drunk driving every year. While serving as the Executive Director for The American Lung Association of North Texas, he helped reshape and relocate an office and team of volunteers that had been in existance since 1904.
Jeff has 3 children. Boys who are 26 and 23 and a daughter who is 16. Jeff now resides in Waynesboro. Through his entire career, he has strived to help others.
Jody Beelendorf-Operations and Resource Manager
Jody was born in Jamestown, NY just outside of cold Buffalo. After graduating from Jamestown Business College, Jody moved to sunny Florida and worked for various Insurance companies as an Administrator, Medical Processor and Supervisor of Claims Operations, Jody thenmoved into the field of Human resources. Jody relocated to Northern virginia due to her husband's job and lived in Herndon, VA for 6 years. While in Herndon, she worked for Micron technology in Manassas, VA as a Human Resources Administrator-Staffing & Employment. After that Jody went to work for Keane, INC. in McLean, VA as a Senior Human Resources Administrator. jody had the opportunity to relocate and work out of her home so she moved to Staunton, VA to be closer to family.
Jody is now the Operations Manager of the United Way of Greater Augusta and has been with the organization since June of 2010.
Jody has two children in college and she lives in Staunton, VA with her dogs and cats.
Paul Vaughan-Community Investment Manager
Paul Vaughan is originally from Greensboro, NC, he is a graduate of Virginia Tech, and before making his way to the Shenandoah Valley he gained experience working in environmental advocacy in Richmond and as a Community Organizer in Charlottesville. Now entering his 4th year at United Way, Paul manages organizational programs, administers the Financial Stability Center, and is involved in coalitions that work to make progress in issues such as homelessness, re-entry, and public health.
Paul is also a board member of the Association of Young Professionals of Augusta County, and lives in Staunton.
Nadina Pupic-Community Relations Coordinator
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 Blue Ridge Community College, she transferred to Mary Baldwin College/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 4 cats.