United Way 75th Diamond Jubilee Campaign Leadership Announced

United Way 75th Diamond Jubilee Campaign Leadership Announced

          United Way of the Titusville Region is proud to announce the organization’s campaign leadership.  This year’s campaign volunteers will lead the organization during its 75th anniversary Diamond Jubilee Campaign, themed “It’s A Wonderful Life…With United Way”.

            Dr. Michael Dvorkin will lead the campaign team as Chair of the Diamond Jubilee “It’s A Wonderful Life…With United Way” campaign.  Dr. Dvorkin served as Vice Chair of the 2019 campaign and was recently elected to the board of directors.  Dr. Dvorkin began his volunteer service with United Way during the last Student United Way/Interact Ecuador Service Trip.  Dr. Dvorkin and his wife, Dr. Lisa Rubin organized and led the medical clinic portion of the trip.

            Dr. Dvorkin is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Titusville Area Hospital  and Orthopedic Associates of Meadville practice where he specializes in general orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. With over 30 years of experience, he is well versed in diagnosing, preventing, treating, and rehabilitating conditions and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of ligaments, muscles, nerves, joints, tendons, and bones.

            Dr. Dvorkin attended Washington University School of Medicine, completed his residency at George Washington University and completed his internship at Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester. 

            Dvorkin comes to Titusville after years of experience in Baltimore, MD.  Wanting to enjoy the history of the area, Michael and Lisa relocated to our community and enjoy the community and many of the outdoor activities that are available.

            Amy Sines and her family, Andy, Cody and Ryan will act as Vice Chairs for the upcoming campaign.  Amy provided the following statement regarding the Sines family involvement with United Way.  “My family and I are excited to be picked as Vice Chairs for the United Way Campaign, 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.  I graduated Titusville Senior High and Edinboro University.  I found my passion at YWCA Fun Factory, a United Way Agency, in 2001. The YWCA is where I have many fond memories from baton classes, Y-teens, and dances.  The YWCA is an extension of my home and family and that is represented with the love I show for the children and families that I get to meet.  The YWCA and I become an extension of theirs, and I have many extended family members after 18 years at Fun Factory and I am still remembered by them.

            Andy Sines is a retired Titusville Fireman and after 20 years of service is now employed at the Titusville Dairy.  Andy has volunteered  throughout his career through the Fire Department, as well as coaching many years for Little League Baseball, and helping with anything his wife asks him to do for the YWCA and Fun Factory.  We have 2 sons who both graduated from Titusville Senior High. 

            Cody Sines graduated Thiel College in 2019, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and now is employed as a Deputy Sheriff with Venango County.  Ryan Sines graduated University of Pittsburgh Titusville in 2020 with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and will be attending Mercyhurst University to obtain his ACT120 certificate to become a Police Officer.  Both our sons volunteered for the United Way through their sports in High School, and both know how important it is to volunteer and have a positive influence on their community.  The direction both of our sons have taken shows that they have grown to understand the value of volunteerism, service and giving yourself to others.

            The United Way is so important to the community especially for my beloved YWCA Fun Factory.  Fun Factory focuses on children’s social development.  We embody the ideals of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It is our goal to provide a positive atmosphere where children can experience success at their own levels and love working with families as their preschooler enters a world full of exciting and fun experience. The YWCA has partnered with the United Way for many events that I have volunteered for Back to Football Nights and Handbag Bingo plus many more. If the YWCA and United Way are partnering I am there to help at these events for our community.  The United Way has made an impact on Fun Factory through its Allocations, Scholarships and Stuff the Bus. We are so proud to be a part of this campaign and spread the good news of the United Way to our community!”

            In honor of the United Way of the Titusville Region’s 75th Diamond Jubilee, Richard and Nancy Roeder have been named Honorary Chairs of the campaign.  Both Dick and Nancy have given of their time and talents to many organizations in our community including the United Way.

            Richard W. Roeder (Dick) is a native of Titusville. He was born in the Titusville hospital and attended the Titusville public schools.  Dick received an A.B. degree from the College of Wooster in 1956 and accepted a job with a local accounting firm.  After two years he became self-employed until joining another local CPA firm.  On June 9th of 1962 he married the former Nancy Y. Blum.  In 1966 he enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Dick was graduated in 1969 with a J.D. degree and worked as a lawyer in sever partnerships until 2018 when he became a sole practitioner.  Mr. Roeder’s present office is located in Room 202 of the Park Building, Titusville.

            Dick and his wife have three children, Jim, Ruth and Dan.  Dick has attended the Presbyterian Church since childhood and he is an Elder in the church.  He is a member of various Masonic organizations, the Rotary Club having served as President, Elks Club having served as exalted Ruler and Moose club.  He presently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh and was Chairman of that Board from 1995-2006 which included being on the board of the University of Pittsburgh campus.

            Dick is one of two trustees of the John Nesbit Rees and Sarah Henne Rees Charitable Foundation.  He devotes approximately one quarter of his time to the management of the trust.

Nancy Blum Roeder was in third grade when she moved to Titusville from Tidioute with her mother in 1949.  She graduated from Titusville Area High School in 1958; married Richard W. Roeder in 1961; graduated from Grove City College with a BS in Business Education in 1962; graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 1979 with MEd in Bus Education. 

She has worked as a teacher, secretary, graduate assistant at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  From 1991-2004  she worked as a caseworker for Big Brothers and Sisters of Crawford County with the support of the First United Methodist Church.

Other interests are: her family; DAR; the YWCA, President 1981-1982; Titusville Area Garden Club, President 2004; member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1956, currently on Session.

She has belonged to the United Way Board for so long she forgets when she joined it.  Nancy served with Catherine McKinney the years of 1984-85 as Champaign Chairpersons.  She was honored to receive the Martha M. Volkstadt Award from the United Way in 2004. She has worked over the years with so many dedicated caring people for the mission for the United Way of the Titusville Region, UWTR stands for the strength and values of our faith.

Campaign Leadership are responsible for leading the community through the annual campaign and raising $175,000 to support programs in our community that address the region’s most pressing needs in the areas of Education, Income and Health.  For more information about the United Way of the Titusville Region and its funded programs, please contact us at 814-827-1322.