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.

President and CEO

Julia Healey

Joan Townsend
Board Chairwoman

Joan Townsend

Vice Chair

Ryan Ramirez

Treasurer

Aejaz Dar

Board Member

Renuka Racha, MBA

Board Member

Ryan McNeil

Board Member

Monica Gray

Board Member

Dennis Kelly

Board Member

Tim Vaughn

Board Member

Jason Lee

President and CEO

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. Mrs. 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.

Vice Chair

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.

Treasurer

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.

Board Member

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

Ryan McNeil

Founder and CEO of SportsID, Inc

Board Member

Monica Gray

CEO of the YWCA National Capital Area

Board Member

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.

Board Member

Tim Vaughn

Tim has over 35 years of experience as a financial professional. He started his career in commercial banking, worked as a CFO and for the past 20+ years has worked in mergers & acquisitions. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Mergers & Acquisitions with Bowman, a rapidly growing national engineering and consulting firm, based in Reston, VA. Tim holds a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Natural Resources (sustainability studies) from Virginia Tech University.

Board Member

Jason Lee

Jason Lee serves as the CEO for the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the industry’s leading trade association for home care providers. It represents the industry’s unified voice in Washington, DC, and state governments nationwide. HCAOA represents more than 4,500 agencies across the United States. Prior to joining HCAOA, Jason served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), a $30 million organization representing academic dentistry. Prior to joining ADEA, Jason served as the Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer and General Counsel, as well as the interim President & CEO, at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the association representing individuals and organizations that raise more than $100 billion in charitable contributions every year around the world for countless causes. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jason holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Texas at Aus􀆟n; a Masters of Arts degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York; and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. He lives with his two daughters in Chantilly, Virginia.

Our Team

Our staff is committed to serving our clients and guiding each of them on their charitable journeys. Their industry knowledge, commitment to our mission, and dedication to supporting our community of inspired changemakers allow United Charitable to continue to inspire and elevate generosity for generations to come. 

Hannibal Navies

Vice President of Development

Stacy Summitt

Controller

Isaac Leeth

Compliance Manager

Nichelle Gardner

Accounting Manager

Karrie Crocker

Strategic Membership Advisor, Athletes Charitable

Kaitlyn Cline

Client Services and Communications Specialist

David Parada

Data Processing Specialist