Kurt Brummett, Executive Director, joined the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) in December 2016. Before being named the UWOLC’s Executive Director, Kurt served as the Research & Innovation Director at Three Rivers Planning & Development District, where he partnered with local governments, non-profit organizations, and other entities to promote economic and community development. Kurt earned a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Mississippi. He graduated summa cum laude and received several academic honors such as a Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, Graduate Achievement Award, and the designation of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Vice President. In his spare time, Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their son, Zach, as well as following the St. Louis Cardinals, Ole Miss Rebels, and Memphis Grizzlies.
Teresa Faust, Assistant Director, joined the UWOLC in November 2017. Before being named Assistant Director, Teresa served as the Director of Volunteer Oxford and previously represented the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for approximately two years as its Volunteer Recruiter. Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in health promotion from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in global health and health disparities. She brings a wealth of experience gained through national and international travel where she worked with different communities and cultures to build impactful relationships. Teresa enjoys partnering with non-profit organizations, corporations, public entities, and individuals who have a vested interest in giving back to their community. She fills the rest of her time her son, Cruz, and encourages those who wish to make a significant difference in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community to please reach out to her.
Tricia DeFelice, AmeriCorps VISTA, joined the UWOLC in September 2017. After moving around the country (and the world) for most of her life, she claims home to be Savannah, Georgia. Tricia studied at the University of Mississippi, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in anthropology. She focuses on programming, outreach, and communication for United Way. After her year of service in completed, she will pursue a Master of Arts degree in sociology at the University of Mississippi. When Tricia's not serving her community, she can be found on the couch with her dog, Will & Grace, and a glass of wine.