Prior to joining Leadership Harrisburg Area, Una experienced a fulfilling career in non-profit development, specializing in aiding the growth of start-up and small organizations. As a fundraising consultant, Una served much of the East Coast increasing funding sources for diverse groups including arts organizations; ministry programs; homelessness initiatives; and micro-enterprise development programs. Una moved to the Harrisburg area in 2005 where she was the first Director of Development for the fledgling Harrisburg University.
As an active member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg since 2006, Una served on the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015. Una was 2012/13 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and was 2013/14 President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Foundation. In 2015, Una was elected as District Governor for the Rotary District 7390 which serves 7 Central PA Counties, 45 clubs and nearly 2,500 members. Una’s term as District Governor will be 2017/18. Una serves on the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and formerly served the American Heart Association; the Association of Fundraising Professionals; Catholic Charities; and Communities in Schools of PA.
Una earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Central Florida and earned the CFRE distinction or Certified Fund Raising Executive for a history of successful fund raising. Una has completed the Rotary Leadership Institute and earned a certificate in Organizational Development from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
A native Floridian, Una is a first generation American whose parents were both born in Ireland. Una is the youngest of seven children; aunt to 27 nieces and nephews; great aunt to 7 little ones; and Godmother to four. (The holidays are always an adventure!) Una currently lives with her spouse of 23 years, two children, and the family rescue dog, Teddy, in Mechanicsburg.