Junior Board

The United Ability Junior Board is comprised of young professionals (age 24-35 years old) in the Birmingham area who wish to support the mission of United Ability and grow the impact of the organization. Junior Board members plan and execute two fundraising events – the AbiliTEE Golf Classic and Vino and Van Gogh – each year which help raise funds to sustain programs that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities as well as their families.

Beyond planning events, a Junior Board member will learn about and connect to United Ability to spread awareness of the organization's services and may be the one to bring hope to a family who was otherwise unaware of our resources.

The Junior Board accepts new full members in the fall of each year, but applicants throughout the year may be invited to join as an Associate Member until they can be offered full membership. Full members are expected to complete an initial term of 3 years and may choose to continue one year at a time up to 3 additional years. 

If you are interested in joining the United Ability Junior Board, please contact Lee Thrash at lthrash@unitedability.org or Alison Berman at aberman@unitedability.org.

2017 Junior Board Members and Officers:

Benjamin Teske, President
Jonathan Drannan, Vice President
Rebecca Hargraves, Secretary
Chris Biggins, AbiliTEE Golf Classic Co-Chair
Luke Kennedy, AbiliTEE Golf Classic Co-Chair
Will Leesburg, AbiliTEE Golf Classic Co-Chair
Melissa Hand, Vino and Van Gogh Co-Chair
Natasha Padan, Vino and Van Gogh Co-Chair

Alex Hufham
Alyssa McQuilling
Ann Blair Gribbin
Blake Thomas
Brian Johnson
Brittany Gordon Shaw
Grant Rafield

2016 Junior Board Members and Officers:

Isabelle Rohr
Jacqueline Shunnarah
Kayla Clay
Kyndle Huey
Leigh Russell
Meg McClenney
Randi McCoy
Ransom Kelly
Sara Beth Wilcox
Scott Forster
Van Trefethen

Associate Board Members
Brooke Yarbrough
Katie Bailey