Our staff carries out the day to day business of United Way,
the fundraising and distribution of millions of dollars every year.
President & CEO
A California native, Andy Prokop became President/CEO of United Way of San Joaquin County in March of 1999.
Prior to joining United Way of San Joaquin County, Andy spent three years in the US Army as a Crew Chief on helicopters. After serving his country, Andy spent thirty years in the fast food restaurant business. For six of those years, Andy was the Franchisee of the four Carl's Jr. restaurants in Stockton. During his time with Carl's Jr. Andy was involved with numerous nonprofit agencies and supported their many community events. Andy also served as the Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council before joining United Way.
As a volunteer, Andy has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees. For his time spent with the Blue Ribbon Committee, Andy was the recipient of the 2004 Evening of Goodwill "Helping Hands" award. He currently serves on the Wells Fargo Foundation of Northern California and the Mary Graham Children's Shelter Foundation, to which he was a founding member.
Andy has been married to his childhood friend and now best friend Carol for over 39 years. Together Andy and Carol have two adult children, daughter Jamie and son Mike. Andy is also the proud grandfather of his first granddaughter, Gianna. A true sports enthusiast, Andy enjoys supporting the University of the Pacific and attending as many of their sporting events as possible.
To read Andy's Story, "A Purpose Driven Life," click here.
Tricia is a proud Northern California native that was born and raised in Stockton, she graduated from Stagg High School. While being born and raised in Stockton she took a 6 month leave of absence to live in West Berlin, Germany with her military husband. Prior to joining the United Way family as their Accounting Director Tricia spent five years working for San Joaquin General Hospital and ten years working for the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.
Tricia has two adult children, Kimberly and Michael. Tricia is also the proud grandmother to 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. When Tricia is not spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and genealogy. Being involved in her church is also important to Tricia, so she serves as the facilitator for the Divorce Recovery Program and Divorce Support Group at First Baptist Church. There is is also involved in their singles group and volunteers as a Rainbow Mom.
Jennifer was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the chicagoland area. Jennifer attended the University of Iowa for a year and was a member of the women's softball team. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where she obtained her bachelor's degree and continued her softball career as a pitcher for the Rangers. Upon graduation Jennifer stayed in Wisconsin while working for the Beloit Snappers Minor League Baseball team. Jennifer moved to California in 2005 when she started working for the Stockton Ports Minor League Baseball team. Jennifer then joined the United Way team in July 2007 as their Director of Marketing.
Jennifer is married to her best friend Grant and together they have two wonderful, beautiful children, a daughter and a son. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends. She still loves the game of softball and enjoys watching the local talent at the University of the Pacific.
A long-time Stockton resident, Darcy Koster became Director of Revenue and Resources of the United Way of San Joaquin County in June 2012. Darcy moved to Stockton in 1988 from Sioux Falls, South Dakota while working with the Gannett Co. Inc. She led the Circulation Department and worked in marketing at The (Stockton) Record until 1996. She then decided to develop her own advertising and marketing business and enjoyed four years of working from home while her daughter, Lauren, was in high school. Darcy also enjoyed working for two local, family owned businesses in Stockton from 2000 to 2010; Union Safe Deposit Bank and Bank of Agriculture & Commerce. Through the years, Darcy has been involved with many non-profit organizations in a variety of volunteer roles with one thing in common, always looking for ways to help the individuals and families in our communities.
Darcy enjoys her leisure time with her husband and best friend Brad. Together they love to travel and spend time with their daughter, Lauren and her pets, Skeeter and Shiraz. They are avid San Francisco Giants fans and she is a die-hard Wisconsin Cheese Head-Go Packers!
Community Impact Consultant
Angie was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada. Angie has been involved with United Way for 48 years. She started with United Way as their Public Relations Director and prior then became the Vice President of Community Impact. She retired, a few years ago but couldn't stay away and came back as a consultant. Angie works with the Community Impact teams, the Emergency Food and Shelter Board and United Way Board and committees.
Angie has one son and two granddaughters, ages 12 and 18. She and her husband Ken have been married 12 years. Ken has two daughters and four grandchildren. Angie and Ken are active in First Baptist Church. They enjoy time with family, getting together with friends for dinner and plays, gardening, walking nature trails and traveling.
Donna is a native Stocktonian and graduate of Edison High School. She also attended San Joaquin Delta College. Donna began her career with United Way as a summer youth participant and later became a full time employee. Donna has been with United Way for over 35 years. Donna is described by Andy Prokop as the mortar between our bricks" since she holds everything together.
Donna is a proud member of Crossroads Church in Manteca. Donna enjoys collecting Mickey and Minnie Mouse memorabilia and collectibles.
Rachel was born in North Dakota, near the town of Wishek. She moved to California in 1952 and attended Maude Cornwell's secretarial school. Rachel worked at many different jobs throughout her career. In November 1959 she started working at Union Safe Deposit Bank as the secretary to Don R. Stewart until August 1998 when she retired. During her last year at Union Safe Deposit Bank, she served as the United Way Loaned Executive, and did so until the bank was sold in 2006.
In 2003, while continuing as a Loaned Executive, Rachel began working part time for United Way. She helped with auditing campaign results, computer posting of pledges and anything that Tricia and Donna needed help with. Rachel is still a part-time employee at United Way, conducting campaigns and talking to employees about giving through payroll deduction. She also continues to audit campaign results, post results and helps with other duties as requested.
Rachel has been married to Robert Randolph for fifty seven years, has two children, a son who lives in Stockton and a daughter who live in Acampo and two grandchildren.