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Meet Our United Way Team


Maria Burk
Interim Director

Maria Burk has oversight of the United Way's Request for Proposal process, agency allocations, and all outcome measurement processes. She works with both external and internal stakeholders to ensure that all programs are meeting stated outcomes and indicators on a regular basis. Maria also reports outcomes to the community, volunteers, donors, and all other stakeholders of United Way.

"For the past several years I've focused on building community collaborations, developing employment programs, and uniting volunteers around community issues."


Bobbie Gardner
Finance and Audit Coordinator

Bobbie Gardner has served United Way of Medina County in bookkeeping and financial managment capacities for more than 17 years.  A valued team contributor, she is currently spear-heading our annual Stuff the Bus efforts, among other projects. 

"I am happiest helping people and am proud that United Way is part of the broad safety net that makes Medina a great place to live and work!"



Allison Fazio
Communications and Outreach, AmeriCorps VISTA

Allison Fazio is a native Medina County resident. She was a student of the Cloverleaf school district and graduated in 2013. Following graduation she attended The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a specialization in public relations. Allison joined United Way as an AmeriCorps VISTA in August 2017 and creates marketing materials for UWMC. Allison is an active planner in the Medina County’s Sister-to-Sister program, serves on the steering committee for United Way’s NEXTGen young professionals group, and serves on the AmeriCorps VISTA Economic Mobility project advisory group for United Way Worldwide. When she is not working, Allison enjoys traveling and going on outdoor excursions with her fiancé, hanging out with her family, and catching up with friends.

“I am happy that I can give back to the community I grew up in and am excited that it’s through the great work of the United Way!”