Meet the Team
Our staff is a dedicated group of people who are determined to make the community better. They work hard to ensure goals are achieved and the community is well served.
President & CEO
Michael Smith is the CEO for the Greater Valdosta United Way and is a lifelong resident of Valdosta. Michael graduated from Valdosta High School and receive a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Valdosta State University. He enjoys spending time with his two daughters; Aubrey, and Mary Allen, as well as running, traveling, and kayaking. Michael continuously serves in local leadership positions in both non-profit and private sectors, and is a successful business owner. He is passionate about serving the communities of South Georgia and strives to inspire positive change.
Robin has been with Greater Valdosta United Way for sixteen years. Robin is married to Dennis Plymale and she has two sons; Stuart Chappell and Drew Martin. Robin enjoys traveling and spending time with her granddaughter Emma Claire. She is excited about the future of United Way and the impact it is having on the community.
Development / Marketing Coordinator
Logan was born in Valdosta, and has lived in here her entire life. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Public Relations and spent the last three years as an Events Coordinator in Valdosta. Logan enjoys traveling and spending time with her Boykin Spaniel, Kimber. Being a native of this area, she has witnessed its incredible growth and has a deep love for her community.
Community Impact Director
Susan is originally from Statesboro, Georgia. She has lived in Valdosta since 2004 and is a proud mother of 3 beautiful children. Susan attended Valdosta State University for her undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Sociology. Susan has spent a lot of time in the community over the years and has developed a profound love for this community and a desire to see it grow and prosper.
Office Manager / Direct Services
Korrelle is a Maryland native who moved to Valdosta in 2020 as part of the military community. She is married to Brandon, an active-duty service member, and they have 3 beautiful children together. She just completed her Associate of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State and will be pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. Korrelle has spent a significant part of her life serving communities stateside and overseas, and is excited to be serving here in South Georgia.