William “Dick” Poland

Dick Poland worked as a newspaper reporter in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania from 1972-1981; he then began a second career as an asbestos-related personal injury attorney in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Baltimore.  He retired from law practice in June 2014.   A native of West Virginia, he was raised in the Episcopal Church, and later was a member of different Presbyterian congregations for 25 years before he and his wife Ella gratefully and happily found their way to UUCV in 2012.  He has helped maintain one of UUCV’s gardens and has served as a Worship Associate.  In May 2015 he was elected to the Board of Trustees, and currently serves as Treasurer.