Mandi was selected as Executive Director in December, 2012; officially starting the position in early 2013. Before re-joining the United Way of the Bradford Area in her current role, Mandi served the organization as Assistant Executive Director from 2006 – 2010, and as Executive Assistant from 2004 – 2006. She most recently was the Development & Marketing Coordinator at CARE for Children in Bradford.
“The UWBA has been the ‘charity of choice’ for my family for decades. I was taught at an early age the importance of this organization, and the agencies and programs which it serves. The work that is done through the collaborative efforts of so many is wonderful, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Mandi graduated magna cum laude from St. Bonaventure University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism/Mass Communication. She resides in Bradford with her husband, Mark, and their two children, Austen and Maranda. She is the daughter of Jack and Laura Wilton of Bradford, and has two younger sisters, Chelsea and Allison.
Sonja Bacha begin her duties as Administrative Assistant on July 7, 2014. In this newly-created position, Sonja will be responsible for helping to maintain the office’s business and financial affairs, as well as preparations for the annual campaign and fundraising activities. She previously served as Office Manager for SuperUser Technologies in Bradford.
Sonja resides in Bradford with her husband, Barry. They have two children; Erika and Andrew.