United Way
of Whatcom County

Community Impact Panel

The Community Impact Panel (CIP) is a group of community volunteers that review all programs funded by the United Way of Whatcom County and gives recommendations for grants to the Board of Directors. Volunteers are divided into three groups and meet on either a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoon for four weeks. Each panel is responsible for reviewing approximately 6-10 year-end reports and 3-6 new grant proposals.

2019 Community Impact Panel Volunteers

Monday Panel Members

Rebekah Duffy - Chair


Tammy Bengen

Ferndale School District

Tony Bon

Community Member

Thomas Boucher

North Coast Credit Union

Carol Comeau

Community Volunteer

Jack MacSlarrow

Community Volunteer

Tuesday Panel Members

Pat Atkinson - Chair

Community Volunteer

Marty Buck

North Coast Credit Union

Lisa Elliot

Community Volunteer

Deidre Kane

Community Volunteer

Paula Kobos

Community Volunteer

Joseph McClain

Community Volunteer

Wednesday Panel Members

Natalie Boatman - Chair


Cathy Archambault

Bellingham Public Schools

Susan Arrigoni


Kristi Birkeland


Tawnya Bybee

US Bank

Paula Cotton

BP Cherry Point Refinery

Ginger Davis

US Bank

Philip Jones

Community Volunteer