Sereana Dresbach, PhD, will step down at the end of the month as executive director of the United Way of Pickaway County to take an academic post at the University of Guam.
While only being on the job for six months, Dresbach said the organization is getting stronger from an operations and financial perspective, and that the Board of Directors are in a good position to keep the organization moving forward.
A former professor in Ohio State University Extension and Ohio State University College of Medicine, she said the attraction of re-entering the world of academia was too hard to ignore. “I am really excited about returning to academia, but I am sad about leaving the United Way because we were just getting started,” Dresbach said.
“The Board and I have worked very hard to build new partnerships and strategies for the coming year. Even though it was only six months, I believe we did a lot of good things by building bridges to potential partners, and reached out to new donors across the area."
The United Way Board of Directors has launched a search to find Dresbach’s successor.
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Sereana for the impact she has made for the United Way of Pickaway County and our community in such a short period of time,” said Board Chair Jama Cobb. “We wish her nothing but the best in her new role at the University of Guam. “The UWPC has a very passionate, driven and engaged board who are dedicated to helping our partner agencies and our citizens fulfill the needs of our community,” said Cobb. “We are excited about the businesses and industries that have recently joined us in our efforts and share our vision.”