United Way announces new board members

| February 9, 2016

COSHOCTON – The United Way of Coshocton is delighted to announce that they are bringing on four new board members to complete an exemplary list of people to govern the local United Way. Rick Williamson, Beth Nelson, Kelly Fortney and Steve Oster have all been voted into the 2016 roster of Board of Control members.

Rick Williamson works for MEDCARE Ambulance and has had several advancements while employed there. He currently serves on the board of Coshocton County Ag and Our Town, is a volunteer for the Jackson Fire Dept. and is active in raising money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Williamson’s interests are spending time with his family, traveling and musical entertainment.

Beth Nelson recently retired from teaching after 31 years in the River View district. She was awarded Teacher of the Year, BPW Woman of the Year Award for Education and received a River View Friend of Athletics Award. Nelson volunteers as a Friend of the Library, Roscoe United Methodist Church, Leadership Coshocton and Youth Leadership, sings with the Coshocton Community Choir and works with the Red Cross Blood Drives. Nelson’s hobbies include traveling, reading, wedding planning, bible study and singing.

Kelly Fortney is Vice President of Retail Operations for Peoples Bank and has 25 years in the banking business.  She is a former board member for Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton and currently is on the Relay for Life Team.  She is married to Tim and they have two children. Fortney enjoys attending her children’s sporting events at school.

Steve Oster has been the Superintendent of Coshocton County Board of DD for the last seven years. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD (OACB) and also received a Special Achievement Award at Ashland University. Oster is active in the Alumni Association of Ashland University, is a past president, Co-Chair of the Coshocton County Family and Children First Council, serves as a board member of OACB and is President of the Superintendent Association. He was a six-year board member of the United Way of Knox County and served as president for two. He enjoys traveling.

Board terms for the United Way of Coshocton are two consecutive three year terms.

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