Amber Acevedo, Coordinator of Community Relations/Professional Development, Monroe County School District
As a career educator, Amber has been a classroom teacher, principal and adminstrator, giving her the opportunity to work with many students and the community to support their success. As an educator, Amber has seen firsthand how United Way serves our community and is excited about being a part of the organization that makes such a positive impact for our residents who struggle.
Amber and her husband Randy have five children between them and one granddaughter. Amber loves to spend time with her family, read and enjoy the waters around the island.
William Doxey Vice President, CenterState Bank of Florida
Bill Doxey is a Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer with CenterState Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, an MBA, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking. Bill has been involved with United Way for 18 years.
Outside of his work with United Way, Bill enjoys fishing and diving and is a member of the Upper Keys Rotary and the President of the Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance. He lives in Tavernier and has two children, a son in Atlanta and a daughter in Islamorada.
Douglas Helkenn, Teacher, Sigsbee Charter School
Douglas Helkenn is a 5th grade math teacher at Sigsbee Charter School. Formerly the senior interior designer and showroom manager for D’Asign Source in Marathon, he has an associate’s degree in business and a bachelor's in interior design.
Douglas is a former Take Stock in Children mentor and currently is a member of the Key West Sunrise Rotary. Originally from South Dakota, Douglas lives in Key West with his partner, Steve, and their Chihuahua, Oliver.
Brandi Horton, Manager, Freewheeler Vacations & Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Keys Real Estate
Maria Jones, Director of Member Services & Government Relations, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Maria Jones joined the United Way in 2013 and was elected chairperson in 2015, serving as chair through 2020. During her leadership, our United Way has made further strides to better serve Keys residents by expansion through a merger, and by learning and growing from challenges such as Hurricane Irma and COVID-19.
An active community member, Jones gives back to the Florida Keys community she loves through various organizations and volunteer efforts including the local Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries and churches. Jones and her husband, Ronnie, both grew up in Key Largo, where they continue to reside with their beloved pups Rocco and Bella.
Mindy McKenzie, Group Sales Manager, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
Carter Weber, Dentist, Southernmost Smiles
After serving as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps, Carter opened Southernmost Smiles dental office in Key West. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his doctorate at the University of Florida. When he is not practicing dentistry, Carter enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons. He also enjoys paddle boarding, boating and fishing.
Karen Williams-deCastro, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Destinations
Having grown up in the Keys, Karen is self-employed as a Realtor, as well as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Credit Restoration Specialist. She is passionate about bridging the wealth gap in our community, affordable housing, and fair wages. She is very involved in her community and believes that charitable organizations must do more than simply give handouts; they must work at resolving underlying issues that contribute to financial hardship.
Trich Worthington, SVP-Retail Manager, Florida Keys Market, Iberiabank
Trich Worthington works at Iberiabank as the Senior Vice President where she is responsible for the county’s retail operations. Trich is a graduate of the University of Florida banking school and has lived in the Keys since 1969.
Trich joined United Way in 1989, holding the position of Treasurer for 4 years and Vice-Chair for 10 years. Trich resides in Marathon with her husband Pete, has 2 adult children and 4 grandsons. She enjoys boating, golfing and the outdoors and spending time with her grandsons.