Meet Our Team

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Finance and Administration

Email: tim.stiles@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 826
Contact me if: You want to learn more about United Way and our work in the community.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Tutoring and working with students in need.

Staff member Amy AndersonEmail: amy.anderson@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 823
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Email: abbie.covenah@uweci.orgStaff member Abbie Covenah
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 827
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Junior League works with teens aging out of the foster care system. Interacting with the teens, making connections with them, and seeing how they thrive is my favorite volunteer activity.
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Email: jason.fisher@uweci.orgStaff member Jason Fisher
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 829
Contact me if: You have any questions about the finance department.
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Staff member Melinda KarminskiEmail: melinda.karminski@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 817
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Helping out at my daughter’s school.
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Email: brenda.mohr@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 844
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Coaching. Not only did I get to teach a sport I love, but I also got to teach life lessons and help young women achieve goals.
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Staff member Andi MooreEmail: andi.moore@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 814
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Relay for Life, and anything I can help out with at my niece’s school.
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Email: sandy.nickol@uweci.orgStaff member Sandy Nickol
Phone: 319-398-5372
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Helping at the grandkids’ elementary schools

Staff member Janelle White

Email: janelle.white@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 840
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Helping at my children’s school.
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Marketing and Communication

Email: shannon.hanson@uweci.orgStaff member Shannon Hanson
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 813
Contact me if: You have questions about all things marketing!
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Metro North Rotary
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Email: emily.grace@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 834
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Email: brittany.hoover@uweci.orgStaff member Brittany Hoover
Favorite volunteer opportunity:
Helping local animal shelters
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Resource Development

Email: amy.geiger@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 818
Contact me if: You would like to help make change happen by financially supporting United Way’s mission.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Supporting our children’s activities. Currently, that means volunteering for Kennedy High School show choir.
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Staff member United Way Campaign Manager - Destiny Hastings

Email: destiny.hastings@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 811
Contact me if: You’d like to organize a United Way campaign at your organization! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it matters!
Favorite volunteer opportunity: I have to pick just one? Not possible. Volunteering is fun and worthwhile because you learn the importance of helping others. I’ve always believed that those who can, should.
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Email: carole.dzingle@uweci.orgStaff member Carole Dzingle
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 819
Contact me if: You have questions about any aspects of running a campaign at your place of work.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Habitat for Humanity women’s build and summer lunches

Staff member Arthur KimEmail: arthur.kim@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 821
Contact me if: You have questions about any aspects of running a campaign at your place of work.
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Email: jay.larson@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 816
Contact me if: You have any questions regarding the campaign or labor in general
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Coaching

Community Building

Email: leslie.wright@uweci.orgStaff member VP of Community Building, Leslie Wright
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 815
Contact me if: You have questions about who United Way funds or how we do that; you would like to learn more about the condition of our community and how you can make a difference; our community goals and what we are doing to improve education, financial stability, and health
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Reading to kids on America Reads Day
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Email: ashley.balius@uweci.orgStaff member Ashley Zitzner
Phone: 319-398-5381 ext. 825
Contact me if: You have any questions about United Way’s community building work, financial stability, or our neighborhood work.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Summer Meals
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Email: ana.clymer@uweci.orgStaff member Ana Clymer
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 833
Contact me if: You have questions about our health goal initiatives in the areas of prevention, reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), community living for our older generation, and women’s health and well-being.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Helping at church with the various children’s activities and outreach

Email: laura.columbus@uweci.orgStaff member Larura Columbus
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 846
Contact me if: You have questions about RED Ahead or Reading into Success.

Staff member Cliff EhlingerEmail: cliff.ehlinger@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 812
Contact me if: You have questions about 2-1-1 or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Volunteering at church by assisting with the audio control board during worship services.
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Email: kathleen.paterson@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 820
Contact me if: You want to learn more about spark*5, a new and evolving early childhood cross-sector and cross-organization placed-based initiative.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Combined Efforts, a visual and performing arts company celebrating artists and changing perceptions through purposeful collaboration between artists with and without disabilities.
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Email: jessica.whitfield@uweci.orgJessica Whitfield - UWECI Community Building
Phone: 319-398-5381 ext. 828
Contact me if: You have questions about our education goal initiatives.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Outreach initiatives with my church and volunteer opportunities that work directly with our youth.

Volunteer Engagement

Staff member Sue Driscoll

Email: sue.driscoll@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 822
Contact me if: You have any questions about engaging your company or organization in volunteer opportunities, if you are a nonprofit that needs volunteers, or would like to recognize volunteers in Jones, Benton Cedar, Iowa, or Linn Counties.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Commissioner for the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. I enjoy working with other commissioners across the state to increase volunteering.

Email: amy.keltner@uweci.orgStaff member Amy Keltner
Phone: 319-560-0811
Contact me if: You are looking for opportunities in Jones County to be a volunteer, or you are a nonprofit looking for assistance from great volunteers.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: I love being able to give back to my community by involving myself in raising food donations for the food banks and participating in Christmas gift donation programs for children.
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Email: kayla.paulson@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 837
Contact me if: You would like to know how to put your time and talents to work for a local nonprofit, or you are a nonprofit looking for great volunteers.
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Any that I can do with my kiddos. It’s great to help them see how they can make an impact at the ages of seven and four.
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Meet Our Board and Trustees

Cathy Terukina, Folience – Chair
Jon Bancks, Morgan Stanley
Jim Beardsworth, Transamerica
Kim Becicka, Kirkwood Community College
Ray Brown, ESCO Group
Mike Butterfield, HDR, Inc.
Anne Carter, Alliant Energy
Kari Cooling, Holmes Murphy
Patrick Deignan, Bankers Trust Company
Matt Evans, TrueNorth Companies
Barb Gay, ASAC
Ben Golding, Advancement Resources
Jim Haddad, Haddad Consulting Services – Treasurer
Jared L. Hanlin, GreatAmerica Financial Services
Kevin Jasper, hibu
Dennis Jordan, M.A. Mortenson Company
James Klein, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust – Secretary
Nate Klein, Mount Mercy University
Linda Mattes, Alliant Energy
Kate Minette, Community Volunteer
Paul Morf, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, PLC
Rick Moyle, Hawkeye Labor Council
Katie Mulholland , Community Volunteer
Bob Perna. Rockwell Collins
Trace Pickering, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Charles Schimberg, Schimberg Company
James Shell, General Mills
Tim Stiles, United Way of East Central Iowa
Nathan Van Genderen, Mercy Medical Center
Mike Wilkins, United Fire Group
LaSheila Yates, Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission

Bob Allsop, Allsop Venture Partners
Tim Charles, Mercy Medical Center
Terri Christoffersen, Community Volunteer
Sandi Cobb, Community Volunteer
Loren Coppock, TrueNorth Companies
Jack Cosgrove, Community Volunteer
John Dorfler, Wells Fargo
Kathy Eno, Community Volunteer
Rex Eno, Community Volunteer
Jack Evans, The Hall-Perrine Foundation
Marc Gullickson, Ryan Companies
Brad Hart, Bradley & Riley PC
Larry Helling, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust
Jared Hills, Divine Engineering
Jim Hoffman, Community Volunteer
Dick Johnson, Community Volunteer
Frank Kintzle, Principal Financial
Barbara Knapp, Community Volunteer
Kevin Knutson, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Chris Lindell, Guaranty Bank
Ann Lipsky, Cedar River Finance
Susan McDermott, Community Volunteer
Greg Neumeyer, BankIowa
Ron Olson, Community Volunteer
Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell Collins
Rue Patel, General Mills
Chuck Peters, The Gazette Company
Mary Quass, NRG Media LLC
John Rife, McIntyre Foundation
Kyle Skogman, Skogman Companies
John Smith, CRST International
Mick Starcevich, Kirkwood Community College
Tim Stiles, United Way of East Central Iowa
Gary Streit, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
Mike Sundall, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, PC
Dan Thies, OPN Architects, Inc.
Ted Townsend, UnityPoint Health
John Wasta, Tallgrass Business Resource

Lee Clancey, Community Volunteer
Steve Dummermuth Sr., IGD Industries, Inc.
Joe Hladky, The Gazette Company
Nancy Kasparek, US Bank
Robert Kucharski, Community Volunteer
David Miller, Community Volunteer
Iris Muchmore, The Hall-Perrine Foundation

In Memoriam

Joe Schimberg, Schimberg Company

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