Our Team

Lisa Wright, M.Div., CFRE 

President & Chief Executive Officer

Lisa was appointed President and CEO in March 2016. Riverside County has been Lisa’s home for over fourteen years and she is committed to fighting for the education, financial stability and housing of every person in our community.

As a dedicated local resident and advocate, she serves as a Board Member with the United Ways of California, as a member of the United Ways of California Public Policy Committee, as a Commissioner with Community Action Partnership, as the Vice Chair for the City of Moreno Valley Utilities Commission, as a member of the Greater Riverside Chamber Government Affairs Committee, as an Advisory Member of the California Baptist University Jabs School of Business, and as an Advisory Board Member and Treasurer for the Neighborhood Immigration Clinics (California Pacific United Methodist Church).

Prior to joining United Way of the Inland Valleys, Lisa was the Executive Director of Philanthropy for Loma Linda University Health and Vice President of Development for two human service organizations in Southern California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business / Accounting from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s degree from Claremont School of Theology.

Kimberly Starrs

Chief Development Officer

Kimberly has worked in the United Way system for more than a decade, and brings both development and program experience to her position. Her background is in music; she studied vocal performance at the University of Redlands (Go Bulldogs!) and is working towards her MBA. Kimberly is proud to serve on the board of directors for the Inland Empire Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and as the mentorship chair for the chapter, as well as on the board of directors for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Commission for the City of Beaumont. She was nominated as Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2018 for the Inland Empire Chapter of AFP. The driving passion behind her work is twofold: her belief that everyone deserves a good life, and her desire to make our world and community a wonderful place for her two young children.


Cordell Thomas, MBA

Chief Impact Officer

Cordell Thomas joined the United Way of the Inland Valley team in January 2017. Prior to joining UWIV, Cordell was the Executive Director for AXIS Foundation, Inc.  Cordell has lived in the Inland Valleys community for 12 years and loves the community and its role in the Southern California economy. Cordell has a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology via Andrews University and a Masters in Business Administration via the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Cordell enjoys teaching music labs and providing youth financial literacy information. He looks forward to participating in the initiatives that support community development and economic growth.


Jennifer Corr, CPA


Jennifer Corr joined United Way of Inland Valleys as our Chief Financial Officer in August 2018 but has worked intermittently with us since January 2016. Jennifer’s career comprises 25 years of public and private corporate accounting as well as non-profit and governmental accounting. She most recently has taught accounting at Riverside City College but has held various accounting and finance positions including Director of Internal Audit for The McClatchy Company, a leading media company in 30 U.S. markets. She also served as Vice President of Finance for The Fresno Bee, a subsidiary of McClatchy. Prior to joining McClatchy, she worked as an Audit and Tax Supervisor for a regional CPA firm and Senior Budget Analyst for the County of Charleston. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in both Business Administration and Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy from the College of Charleston. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California and maintains an active membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is active in the community and has held leadership positions in various local non-profits and in her childrens’ school.


Jesenia Antonio

Accounting Assistant

Arin Harrell

Chief of staff


Jacob Koetsier

Sr. Director of Workplace Giving


Siobhan Lopez

Director of events and corporate engagement


Anthony Richardson



Isabel Sanchez

REgional Advocacy Manager



Norma Sanchez

Corporate Relations Specialist, Retail &Manufacturing


Jennifer Thornton

Program Manager


Marcela Zuniga