Prewitt to head United Way of River Cities

MichaelPrewittDr. Michael W. Prewitt,  dean of the  College of Health Professions, has been named president of the board of directors for United Way of the River Cities for 2013-14.

Prewitt joined the United Way of the River Cities in 2010 when he first moved to Huntington.

“Before coming to Marshall, I was actively involved with United Way during my years at the University of Missouri-Columbia,” Prewitt said in a release. “I continue to feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction working with an organization that has such a positive impact on the community.”

As president, Prewitt will be responsible for the oversight of the agency’s executive committee and board of directors while conducting the monthly meetings. He also will coordinate regularly with Laura Gilliam, executive director of United Way of the River Cities.

United Way of the River Cities is a nonprofit organization that serves five counties, including Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County in Ohio. United Way of the River Cities supports programs and strategies that address critical issues in the areas of education, income, health and safety-net services.

Prewitt says United Way has  huge  initiatives involving health care and substance abuse, including  the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention.

“It’s nice to see how the funds raised by this organization are immediately used to enhance and strengthen our community,” he said.