Meet United Charitable

We are very proud to introduce to you the people without whom we couldn’t serve the needs of our trusted advisors, donors, and program managers at United Charitable.

CEO & Board of Directors

Our board members bring an incredibly diverse breadth of experience to United Charitable. Their leadership, insight, and commitment to philanthropy allow us to carry out our mission of making high-impact giving both simple and meaningful.

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Healey

Joan Townsend
Board Chairwoman

Joan Townsend

Matteo Sabattini
Board Treasurer, Executive Committee, Audit Committee

Matteo Sabattini, Ph.D.

Board Member, Program Committee

Renuka Racha, MBA

Board Member, Audit Committee

Ryan McNeil

Board Member

Julian Martinez

Digital Advertising & Grassroots Advocacy

Ryan Ramirez

Board Member, Program Committee

Monica Gray

Board Member

Aejaz Dar

Endowment & Investment Committee, Audit Committee

Dennis Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Julia Healey

Julia Healey casts the overall vision for United Charitable. In her role as CEO, Mrs. Healey oversees the implementation of strategic initiatives and works closely with United Charitable’s Board of Directors to grow the organization. Julia Healey oversees the donor advised funds and investment relationships with Wealth Advisors for United Charitable. She has been a part of our organization since 2005. Ms. Healey holds a B.S. in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and an MBA specializing in Finance.

Board Chairwoman

Joan Townsend

Emeritus Board Chair | Retrak America | Washington, DC

Joan Townsend serves as Board Chair of Retrak America, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of street children in Africa and South America from one of isolation, poverty, abuse and fear into an empowered life within a safe permanent family or independent living. Retrak provides vulnerable children with safe housing, medical care, education, counseling and skills training.

Board Treasurer, Executive Committee, Audit Committee

Matteo Sabattini, Ph.D.

Director IP Policy | Ericsson Inc. | Washington, DC

Matteo Sabattini comes to United Charitable’s board with an extensive electrical engineering background, strong business acumen, and broad expertise in intellectual property licensing and transactions. Dr. Sabattini excels in collaborating with stakeholders across divisions, functional groups and external entities.

Board Member, Program Committee

Renuka Racha, MBA

Consultant | Mobile, Wireless & Telecommunications Industry

Renuka Racha is a dynamic strategy and business leader with a strong technical background, product management & business development experience in mobile, wireless, and telecom technologies. She excels in building cross-functional teams and creating strategic partnerships to successfully market innovative products and solutions. Renuka came to the US in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and became a naturalized US Citizen. She strongly believes in giving back to the community, and was an active member of the charitable contributions committee in her previous company, participated in several community events in the past 15 years. She also works with a couple of non-profit organizations that provide K-12 education & all-round development of children from economically challenged families in her home town in India.

Board Member, Audit Committee

Ryan McNeil

Founder and CEO of SportsID, Inc

Board Member

Julian Martinez

Director of Program Development| SER |Alexandria, VA

Julian Martinez serves as Director of Program Development for SER-Jobs for Progress National Inc.  SER is a workforce development organization primarily serving the Latino community’s needs. He is responsible for funding strategies as well as presenting SER to major corporations, foundations, and the federal government.  Martinez also served fifteen years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based DyTech Solutions International, Inc.

Digital Advertising & Grassroots Advocacy

Ryan Ramirez

Director of Business Development |Collage Group |Bethesda MD

Ryan Ramirez has spent his sales, business development, and partnerships career in a number of industries, including digital advertising, eCommerce, global payroll technology, and now serves as the Director of Business Development for the Collage Group in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his B. A in 2.5 years at the University of California, Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Business Studies. He is currently studying to attain his Graduate Degree as a Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies at The George Washington University School of Business.

Board Member, Program Committee

Monica Gray

CEO of the YWCA National Capital Area

Board Member

Aejaz Dar

Attorney | Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP | Fairfax, VAC

Aejaz Dar has almost two decades of experience in estate and philanthropic planning and estate administration and, with that, has worked with families in developing strategies to transfer wealth in a manner that is consistent with their values, goals, and objectives. Mr. Dar received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from NYU School of Law.

Endowment & Investment Committee, Audit Committee

Dennis Kelly

Strategic Advisor | Incenta | Washington DC

Dennis Kelly is a businessman and pioneer in the development of health care finance strategies and health insurance programs. His work has transformed the way businesses approach healthcare planning. Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from the American College. Mr. Kelly has invaluable insight in areas of transparency and governance.