The Board of Directors for the United Way of the Lowcountry (UWL) announced the selection of Tina Lamb Gentry of Asheville, North Carolina as the next president and Chief Executive Officer for the organization. To read local press on the appointment, go here.
“I am truly honored to be selected to serve the United Way of the Lowcountry in this capacity,” Tina Gentry replied when the announcement was made public. She is very familiar with the Lowcountry region having spent most of her early life in Beaufort and has family members residing in the area. “I have very fond memories of growing up in Beaufort. The opportunity to return home to live and work in close proximity to my family and accept a role where I can make a substantial difference is one I relish.”
Since 2003, Gentry has worked as vice president of patient access and sustainable resources for Four Seasons in Flat Rock, North Carolina, where she oversaw a $20 million annual budget and 277 staff members. The North Carolina nonprofit organization provides hospice and palliative care services focusing on the needs of people living with serious chronic and or terminal illnesses. Itself an agency supported by the efforts of its local United Way. Thus, Tina knows well the value of United Way in supporting the community it serves and addressing the impact areas of health, education and financial stability. In her role with Four Seasons she was called upon frequently to speak on behalf of her local United Way. She also has served on several nonprofit boards with community missions, the Home & Hospice Care Foundation of North Carolina and the Partnership for Health.
As a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) for over five years Tina will play a crucial role in the efforts to raise funds to support the local mission. Her dynamic energy and innovative approach will stabilize and diversify the funding base in the local market and benefit UWL for years to come.
Tina’s prior professional experiences include serving as a consultant advising nonprofits in fund development, working for the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and in banking. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of South Carolina, an Associate’s degree with a concentration in accounting from USC Beaufort, and is pursuing a Master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Cincinnati. She graduated Beaufort High in 1988.