United Way of Southern Chester County appoints new CEO07/11/2022 02:49PM ● By Steven Hoffman
After a national search, the United Way of Southern Chester County announced that Terry R. Vodery has been appointed CEO-designee. She will officially take over the CEO position on Aug. 31 when longtime CEO Carrie Freeman retires. As part of careful transition planning, a two-month overlap was designed so that Freeman could help the new CEO become acclimated with the organization.
Vodery is the former executive director of United Way of Cecil County, Maryland, where she was responsible for setting and implementing strategies which led the organization through the unprecedented challenges and demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was responsible for financial and business affairs, including the annual campaign, and worked across private, public, and corporate sectors to improve conditions for the people of Cecil County.
In her 20 years as a nonprofit advancement professional, Vodery has worked for United Way of Delaware, the University of Delaware, and the Music School of Delaware. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of New Horizon Now, a multi-service agency serving needy families in Camden County, New Jersey.
Vodery has past roots in southern Chester County. She is a proud graduate of Lincoln University. She is a native of Delaware and the mother of a son.