Meet Our Team


Bill Blake

Executive Director

Bill is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Currituck, NC. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, volunteered abroad on mission trips and is very active in church, serving as an Assigned Pastor at McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills.  He loves sports and outdoor activities as well as coaching youth athletics.

Bill will be focused on “locals helping locals” as he works to strategically align the business community, donors and partner agencies across our region.

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Heidi Prentiss

Administrative Assistant

Heidi is our amazing Administrative Assistant. She only works part time, but you'd never know it! She keeps everyone straight on what is happening and keeps track of donations.

Heidi has been the Executive Director of Albemarle Hopeline and YMCA of the Albemarle.

She and her husband Don are big Wake Forest fans!

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Monica Oakes

Community Care Manager

Monica is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education. She resides in Elizabeth City, NC where she serves as The Family Ministries Director at First United Methodist Church. She has taught in the public school system, worked as Director of Programming that served families needing care for their children, served in different areas within the church launching new programming and initiatives, and partnered with the Duke Endowment to lead a Summer Literacy Program serving children in downtown Elizabeth City. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. 

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Albemarle Area United Way


Phone: 252-333-1510

EIN: 23-7123601

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