Berneice Cox
President & CEO


Berneice Cox is President and CEO of the United Way of the Big Bend and is host and producer of the NBC television show “Our Issues Tallahassee”.  Prior to becoming the CEO of UWBB, she spent over 25 years advocating before the Florida Governor and Cabinet, House and Senate and provided strategy for clients at the national level working with the United States Florida Senate and Congressional Delegation.  She was selected as one of the 25 Women You Need to Know in Tallahassee.

She attended Tusculum University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree.  Berneice taught as an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University.

Her volunteer work includes:

  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors – United Way of the Big Bend including Leon County and 8 surrounding counties
  • United Way of Florida Board of Directors
  • Florida Litfest, Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Tusculum University Alumni Executive Board
  • Women4FSU Philanthropy Chair
  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Past Chair, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Talent and Workforce Committee
  • Chair, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce World Class Schools
  • Knight Foundation Creative Communities Institute Cultivate Cascades Park Co-Chair
  • Development Director for Word of South Literary and Music Festival
  • Appointed by the Leon County Commission to the Cultural Plan Review Committee
  • Economic Development Chair Tallahassee/Leon County Cultural Plan
  • Past President Club 25

Rhonda Cooper
Vice President of Community Impact


Clay Tullos
Vice President of Finance & Operations


Sherri Edmonston
Vice President, HR & Administration


Tod Thomas
Creative Services & Interactive
Communications Director


Angela Gibbs
Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications
Board of Directors Liaison


Samantha Sager
Impact Strategies Director


Hannah Harring
Finance & Operations Senior Administrator


Kimberly Smith
Resource Development Manager


Priscilla Tripp
Donor Engagement Manager


Sarah Myhre
Community Impact Associate


Caylie Atkins
Special Events Manager

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United Way of the Big Bend

307 E. 7th Ave. • Tallahassee, FL  32303 • Phone:  850.414.0844 • Fax: 850.414.0852