Meet Our Team

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Finance and Administration

Email: leslie.wright@uweci.org
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: 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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Email: denise.henderson@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 817
Contact me if: You have any questions about the finance department.

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: kelly.russel@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5372 ext. 841
Favorite volunteer opportunity: JDRF One Walk

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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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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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: 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.

Email: amy.grunewaldt@uweci.org
Phone: 319-398-5381 ext. 820
Favorite volunteer opportunity: Reading to children because there is nothing better than to see their eyes widen Smiles get bigger and hear their laughter as they get into a story that can Inspire them and take them to another place.

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

Jim Beardsworth, Transamerica
Kim Becicka, Kirkwood Community College
Sarika Bhakta, Nikeya Diversity Consulting
Emily Blomme, Foundation 2
Ray Brown, ESCO Group
Noreen Bush, Cedar Rapids Community School District
Kari Cooling, Holmes Murphy
Swati Danderkar, Thirty Ninth Street Strategies
Patrick Deignan, Community Volunteer – Vice Chair
Rod Dooley, Cedar Rapids Community School District
Mayuri Farlinger, Alliant Energy
Brian Frese, United Fire Group
Deb Gertsen, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Teri Gibson, TrueNorth Companies
Britni Gookin, Crystal Group
Kevin Jasper, hibu
Dennis Jordan, M.A. Mortenson Company
Eric Martin, Transamerica
Kelley Marchbanks, Advancement Resources
Linda Mattes, Alliant Energy – Chair
Paul Morf, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, PLC
Nick Nielsen, GreatAmerica Financial Services
Troy Sauter, Iron Workers Local 89 & Executive Board Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO
Dave Schreck, Collins Aerospace
Mindy Sorg, OPN Architects
Lisa Stephenson, CRST International, Inc.
Nathan Van Genderen, Mercy Medical Center – Treasurer
Melissa Winters, U.S. Bank

Jon Bancks, Morgan Stanely
Tim Charles, Mercy Medical Center
Terri Christoffersen, 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
Jim Haddad, Haddad Consulting Services
Brad Hart, Bradley & Riley PC
Larry Helling, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust
Jared Hills, Divine Engineering
Jim Hoffman, Community Volunteer
Phil Jasper, Collins Aerospace
Dick Johnson, Community Volunteer
Frank Kintzle, Principal Financial
Barbara Knapp, Community Volunteer
James Klein, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Kevin Knutson, Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC
Chris Lindell, Guaranty Bank
Ann Lipsky, Cedar River Finance
Linda Mattes, Alliant Energy – Vice Chair
Susan McDermott, Community Volunteer
Greg Neumeyer, BankIowa
Ron Olson, Community Volunteer
Rue Patel, General Mills
Chuck Peters, The Gazette Company
Mary Quass, NRG Media LLC
Kyle Skogman, Skogman Companies
John Smith, CRST International
Mick Starcevich, Kirkwood Community College
Gary Streit, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
Mike Sundall, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, PC
Dan Thies, OPN Architects, Inc.
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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