Shantay Bloxham is a native to Pocatello, where she resides with her husband and two children. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in liberal arts. Social connection is where she thrives and has long been guided to reduce barriers to poverty. After 15 wonderful years with the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA), she felt such a magnetic force drawing her to continue to share the collective ambitions with the mission and team at UWSEI. She says, “there is no doubt that I am exactly where I am meant to be!” In her free time, she can be found volunteering, buried in a good book, or doing just about anything that involves the great Idaho outdoors with family and friends!
Wendi’s experiences have always put her in the capacity to bring people together. She is thrilled to share her passions around community giving and tailor-make workplace campaigns to meet the philanthropy goals of the companies she works with. Throughout her career, she has lead and trained the organization of teams, facilitated community events, and created targeted marketing to increase revenue. Protecting the foundation of our lives of which we have worked so very hard to build has been a cornerstone in her career and daily life. Wendi loves spending time outdoors with her family and enjoys all that Southeast Idaho has to offer.
|IDAHO STATE JOURNAL | Because Change Doesn't Happen Alone, Wendi Ames and the United Way of Southeastern Idaho Live United
POCATELLO – Living United has been a part of who I am since I was a young girl growing up in Old Town Pocatello. I remember my grandfather offering countless people who were down on their luck a place to stay and a hot meal in exchange for a hard day’s work...
Tennille is a native to Southeast Idaho. She graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After teaching 3rd and 5th grades, she was convinced to move to Kindergarten and quickly found a deep passion for Early Learning. After 10 years in the classroom, Tennille tried to “retire” when her 3rd child was born but could not stay away long. With experience in Kindergarten Readiness, Curriculum Development, and a passion for Early Learning, she was a perfect fit to join our team in the Early Learning Programs. In her role, she is working with a community-led collaboratives to increase the availability of high-quality preschool seats in the area and works to empower families to help their children to be kindergarten ready. Tennille spends her free time going on adventures with her husband and 3 children, reading, keeping up on the current episodes of her favorite TV shows, or trying new recipes!
Ginny Hoyle joined the United Way of Southeastern Idaho in June 2021 as the Director of Communication and Outreach. She brings experience in communication, marketing, relationship-building, and a passion for helping others. Before joining the United Way, Ginny spent 13 years in higher education communication roles at the University of Florida and Idaho State University, most recently as Idaho State’s Director of Brand Management and Trademark Licensing (Roar, Bengals, Roar!). Ginny holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in Communication from the University of Florida. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trail running, good food, quality time with friends, and spending time with her two sons, Simon and Miles.
Molly is a native of Southeastern Idaho. She attended Idaho State University earning her degree in psychology. To add to her experience at ISU she participated in The Centennial Committee and The National Psychology Honor Society. Molly began working in her chosen field directly after graduation. For six years, she committed to and enjoyed helping those in need through her work. Volunteering as a CASA advocate and an active member of The District 6 Mental Health Panel, Molly stayed involved in the community she served as a professional and shared as a member. Her next pursuit shifted her focus to operations management for a multi-faceted company with three locations whose reach crossed the border to Canada. In the five years Molly worked in an office setting, she developed policies and procedures to help expand the business. When she isn’t working, she and her family enjoy going to a variety of community events, taking road trips, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Idaho.
Amy joined the United Way in September of 2020. In her role as the Community Resources Director, she draws on her background in healthcare, education, and social services to help create powerful partnerships. She brings experience in research, data analysis, grant management, digital outreach, and community-based collaboration to the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. These skills help Amy as she works to bring community members together, to assess key community needs, and to manage grant-funded projects. Amy is particularly passionate about the United Way’s four focus areas: housing stability, access to healthcare, food insecurity, and increasing educational attainment. Amy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. from the University of North Florida. When she is not working, she enjoys art, traveling, exercising, and exploring the outdoors.