Dee Anne Everson

Southern Oregon

Dee Anne Everson is the CEO/Executive Director of United Way of Jackson County, having been appointed in 1997. Under her leadership, United Way launched the Day of Caring, WiLL (Women Living Leadership), the Meth Task Force, CAN (Child Abuse Network), the BIG IDEA (100% high school completion for the Class of 2020), and "In This Together," a southern Oregon suicide prevention campaign.


She is past president of the Association of United Ways of Oregon and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Nonprofit Leaders Program. Dee Anne serves on United Ways of the Pacific Northwest Board of Directors, Jackson County Juvenile Justice Committee, Jackson County Threat Assessment Committee as well as numerous other committees and boards.


Dee Anne spent 13 years in the corporate financial sector. Making the switch to nonprofits, she was the economist at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce from 1990-93. Since joining United Way, she has been recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as one of Oregon’s 50 great leaders and was named the Nonprofit Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award from the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. She regularly lectures on leadership and the nonprofit sector.


A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dee Anne grew up in Arizona and relocated to the northwest in 1990. She began volunteering in the seventh grade and it’s been a passion since. She lives in Ashland.