Mary Sellers

President & CEO

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"I am privileged to lead an incredible team of professionals uniquely dedicated to our community and making life better for those who live here."


Senior Leadership Team



Elisabeth Buck

Chief Community Impact Officer

Profile      (515) 246-6549




Melanie Campbell

Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Profile      (515) 246-6547




Sarah Roy

Chief Operations Officer

Profile      (515) 246-6507




Andy TeBockhorst

Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Profile      (515) 246-6641




Community Impact Team

The Community Impact Team at United Way of Central Iowa is led by Elisabeth Buck, and is made up of a broad spectrum of nonprofit and community service experts. This team works closely with volunteers, nonprofits, and many other entities to develop and carry out the community impact strategies that are the core of our work in central Iowa. From research to collaboration to execution and beyond, this dedicated group makes sure the dollars raised have the maximum positive impact on our community.


Kate Bennett
Community Impact Officer, Education   (515) 246-6612



Bob Brown
Building New Careers Coordinator   (515) 246-6570




Elisabeth Buck
Chief Community Impact Officer

Profile   (515) 246-6549


Shirley Burgess
Volunteer Engagement Officer   (515) 246-XXXX


Erin Drinnin
Community Impact Officer, Health   (515) 246-6518


Dr. Helene Grossman
Community Impact Services Director   (515) 246-6502


Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist, Community Impact   (515) 246-6556


Corinne Lambert
Community Impact Manager   (515) 246-XXXX


Mary Daily Lange
Education Coordinator
   (515) 246-6551



Renee Miller
Community Impact Officer, Income   (515) 246-6605



Sarah Ramsey
Advocacy Officer
   (515) 246-6538



Marian Rueter Godwin
Research Associate   (515) 326-0856


Holly Sagar
Labor Liaison (VITA)   (515) 326-0856


Vanessa Sedrel
Commmunity Investments Manager   (515) 246-2512


Rachelle Talbott
Administrative Specialist, Volunteer Engagement.   (515) 246-2504 


Joy Talmon
RSVP Director
   (515) 246-6544



Mak Sućeska
Bridges to Success
Program Manager   (515) 246-6544

Teresa Taylor-Wolf
Data and Research Dir.   (515) 246-6529


Kwadjo Tillman
Public Ally   (515) 246-XXXX


Jodi Walker
Public Ally   (515) 246-XXXX


Donor Engagement Team

The Donor Engagment Team is made up of dedicated fundraising professionals, led by Melanie Campbell, who work to develop resources to support United Way of Central Iowa's mission to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community, The team is responsible for all fundraising initiatives, including the Annual Campaign, Tocqueville Society, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Affinity Groups.

Stephanie Brockman
Donor Engagement Operations Manager   (515) 246-6535


Melanie Campbell
Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Profile   (515) 246-6547


Liz Fox-Cameron
Administrative Specialist, Donor Engagement
   (515) 246-XXXX


Ramona Gaukel
Grants Director
   (515) 246-2513

Jerry Grabau
Administrative Assistant
   (515) 246-6506



Bre Johnston
Corporate Enagement Manager   (515) 246-6539


Sara Kurovski
Tocqueville Society Director
   (515) 246-2510


Ka'Meka Lowery
Women's Leadership Connection Director
   (515) 246-6541


Joani Moller
Corporate Engagement Manager
   (515) 246-2502


Julie Matternas
Corporate Engagement Officer   (515) 246-6503


Mandy Schwartz
Corporate Enagement Manager
   (515) 246-6540



Jaclyn Wulfekuhle
Corporate Engagement Manager   (515) 246-6548


Chase Young
Education Leadership Initiative Director  (515) 246-6504





Business Services Team

COO Sarah Roy oversees the Business Services Team, which is responsible for financial and budget management, administration and monitoring of fundraising and pledge processing and expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs, managing the organization’s technology and data assets, and administration of personnel and human resource functions.

David Blair
Data & Technology Manager
   (515) 246-XXXX


Jay Ekstrand
Senior Accountant
   (515) 246-2507


Nick Elliott
Pledge Services Manager   (515) 246-6572


Deanna Ingebretsen
HR Director   (515) 246-6516

Danielle Johnson
Finance Director
   (515) 246-6514



Stevie Johnson
Finance Associate
   (515) 246-6511


Brenda Mohr
Executive Assistant   (515) 246-6543


Mike Morissey
Building Engineer, Human Service Campus   (515) 246-XXXX


Fran O'Grady
Senior Accountant   (515) 246-6515



Sarah Roy
Chief Operating Officer

Profile   (515) 246-6507


Cathy Veal
Reception and Room Reservation Coordinator   (515) 246-6545


Adam Wildman
Data and Technology Director   (515) 246-6526



Strategic Communications Team

The Strategic Communications Team, led by Andy TeBockhorst is in charge of all marketing, advertising, digital communications, media relations and event management to ensure consistent and effective communications to all segments of central Iowa to build awareness of the programs and initiatives we support, increase the engagement of our donors, volunteers and advocates, and tell the stories of the people in our community whom we have been fortunate to assist.

Marketing Officer

   (515) 246-6520

Marketing Creative Project Manager

   (515) 246-6580


Andy TeBockhorst
Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Profile      (515) 246-6641


Vogel Quinn
Marketing Communications
Manager   (515) 246-6601