Nora-Everett

Nora Everett

Board Chair

Community Volunteer
Principal, Retired


"United Way of Central Iowa has attracted a broad cross section of outstanding leaders in our community to serve on its board, cabinets and committees.
Our volunteer leaders all share a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of Central Iowans in the areas of education, income and health.  It truly is a privilege to be involved with United Way and to serve people in our community."

 

Executive Committee


 Mike Abbott

Michael
Abbott


Vice Chair,
Income

Partner,
Faegre Baker Daniels

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Kristin
Belding


Board Assistant Secretary

United Way of Central Iowa

Elisabeth Buck

Elisabeth Buck


Board Secretary

President,
United Way of Central Iowa

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Lynn Graves


Vice Chair, Education

Community Volunteer

 

Suzanne Heckenlaible 

Suzanne

Heckenlaible


Vice Chair, Health

Vice President, Public Affairs,
Delta Dental

 Tessie Johnson

Tessie
Johnson


Board Treasurer
Vice Chair, Finance/Audit

Office Managing Partner,
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers

Chris Jones

Chris
Jones


Vice Chair,
Strategic Communications

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer,
Casey's General Store

 

Tim McCulloh

Tim
McCulloh


Vice Chair,
Volunteer Engagement

Account Executive/
Shareholder,
Holmes Murphy

 

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Joe
Murphy


Vice Chair,
Advocate

Executive Director,
Iowa Business Council 

Gerry-Neugent

Gerry Neugent


Vice Chair,
Give

President & CEO,
Knapp Properties, Inc. 

Sean_Vicente

Sean
Vicente


Board Chair-Elect

Managing Partner,
KPMG LLP

Charlie Wishman

Charlie
Wishman


At Large - Labor

Secretary Treasurer,
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

 

Board of Directors 


 

Rob Barron
Special Assistant for Government and       Community Relations to President Kent   Henning
Grand View University

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Don Coffin
CEO
Bankers Trust

Brenda Cushing
Community Volunteer

Peter Diliberti
Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending
Capital Markets, Wells Fargo

Jem Gong-Browne
Director of Corporate Strategy
Principal

Matt Haney
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel
Deere & Company
John Deere Financial

Christine Holmes
Partner
Ernst & Young

Grant Kvalheim
CEO & President
Athene USA

Steve Lacy
Executive Chairman
Meredith Corporation

Heidi Mason
Community Volunteer

Todd Millang
Senior Vice President
CBRE/Hubbell Commercial 

Joel Nelson
President & CEO
LCS

Dan Pitcher
Chief Executive Officer and Class A Director
FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Drew Porter
Global Portfolio Leader
Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont

Renee Schaaf
President, Retirement and Income Solutions
Principal

Jeremy Staun
Regional Vice President, Midwest Region
Nationwide

Brent VanderWaal
President and COO
ITA Group

Bob Weiss
Regional President, Central/NW Iowa
U.S. Bank

Ex Officio

Janice Lane-Schroeder
Chief Executive Officer
Children & Families of Iowa

Toby O'Berry
Director
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

Community Impact Cabinets

The primary purpose of the Community Impact Cabinets is to actively drive the resources and influence of United Way of Central Iowa to achieve the Goals for 2020 in the areas of Education, Income and Health. Each cabinet is comprised of community leaders and content matter experts who demonstrate a strong commitment to United Way of Central Iowa and who are willing to play a part in decision making about designing and implementing effective strategies to achieve progress in the specific result area.

Education Cabinet 


 

Lynn Graves - Chair
Community Volunteer

Connie Boesen
Des Moines Public School Board

Pattie Dennis
Senior Business Consultant
Principal Financial Group

Sally Dix
Executive Director
BRAVO Greater Des Moines 

Anita Fleming-Rife, Ph.D
CEO, AmericaOne Diversity and Inclusion Solutions, LLC

Debbie Hubbell
Community Volunteer

Keith Karpinske
Senior Vice President
Consumer Operations
Wells Fargo
 

Scott McEachron
Director of Investments
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Becky Miles-Polka
Within Reach Consulting

Stephanie Oppel
Director, Work Based Learning
Des Moines Area Community College

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

Brenda Phongsavanh, ACS
Principal Financial Group

Luke W. Reimers
Vice President Specialty Operations
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Sheila Thurston
Litigation Specialist
GuideOne Insurance

Waleed Wadi
Risk Management Director
Kum & Go

Deidre Williams
Vice President - Organizational Effectiveness
EMC Insurance Companies

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Kate Bennett
Community Impact Officer – Education

Marian Rueter Godwin
Research Associate

Cheryl Werner
Education Coordinator

Jennifer Klinkhammer
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Income Cabinet 


 

Michael Abbott - Chair
Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Angie Arthur
Executive Director
Polk County Continuum of Care Board

Robert Brownell
Supervisor
Polk County Board of Supervisors

Dave Chapman 
Relationship Manager
Bankers Trust Company 

Mark Cooper
President
S. Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Holly Dierks
Community Volunteer 

Peter Diliberti
Executive VP, Capital Markets 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Jennifer Dowil
International Product Stewardship Manager
Corteva Agriscience 

Phil Hall
Sr. Vice President Human Resources
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Tom Hayes 
Secretary-Treasurer
LiUNA Local 177

Ross Junge
Co-Founder & Partner
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Natali Justiniano-Pahl
Community Volunteer

Sean Pelletier
Vice President Compliance & Government Relations
EMC Insurance Companies

Janell Pittman
Chief Marketing and Digital Strategy Officer
Mercy One

Joel Van Vark 
Vice President 
John Deere Financial 

Amanda Wilson
Managing Director, Head of US Institutional Sales and Relationship Management
Principal Global Investors 

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Michelle Rich
Community Impact Officer 

Corinne Lambert
Research Associate

Jennifer Klinkhammer
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Health Cabinet 


 

Suzanne Heckenlaible - Chair
Vice President, Public Affairs
Delta Dental

Francis Boggus
Consultant
Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC

Dr. Kevin Carroll
Vice President of Behavioral Health
UnityPoint Health

Dr. Richard Deming
Medical Director
Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology

Tanya Fish
Strategy Advisor
ITA Group, Inc.

Jennifer Furler
Vice President
Blue Zones Project 

Shelley Horak
Project Manager 
Department of Human Services 

Tira Mays
Government Program Coordinator
Broadlawns Medical Center

Chris McCarthy 
Project Manager, Center for Healthy Communities
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Matt McGarvey
Executive Director
Telligen Community Initiative

Randy Odzer
CFO, US Insurance Solutions Division
Principal

Dr. Joelle Stolte
Program Chair, Public Health
Mercy College of Health Science

Denise Swartz
Program Officer
Mid Iowa Health Foundation

Jennifer Vermeer
Assistant Vice President for Health Policy 
University of Iowa Health Care

Troy Vincent
Founder/CEO
Navigate

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Erin Drinnin
Community Impact Officer – Health

Terie Taylor-Wolf
Senior Research Associate

Jennifer Klinkhammer
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator

Essential Needs Cabinet 


 

Janell Pittman - Chair
Chief Marketing and Digital Strategy Officer
MercyOne

Kelsey Arganbright
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Farm Bureau Financial Services 

Conor Boffeli, CFP, ChFC
Financial Advisor
Bral | Niedert Private Wealth Investors

Francis Boggus
Consultant
Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC

Jennifer Dowil
International Product Stewardship Manager
Corteva Agriscience

Anita Fleming-Rife, Ph. D.
Founding CEO
AmericaOne Diversity and Inclusion Solutions, LLC 

Nick Hodne
Compliance Advisor
Principal

Callie Kramer
Citizenship Project Manager
John Deere Financial 

Madelyn Mauk
Account Executive
Holmes Murphy & Associates

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Michelle Rich
Community Impact Officer – Income

Lindsay Cannaday
Director, LINC and Lead United

Corinne Lambert 
Research Associate

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager 

Jennifer Klinkhammer
Community Investments Manager 

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist 

Finance/Audit Cabinet 


 

Tessie Johnson - Chair
Office Managing Partner,
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers

Jem Gong-Browne
Director of Corporate Strategy
Principal Financial Group

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Brenda Cushing
Community Volunteer

Christine Holmes

Community Volunteer

Bob Weiss
Regional President - Central Iowa
U.S. Bank

2020 Campaign Cabinet 


 

Campaign Leadership 

Chair

 Jim_Brannen

Jim Brannen 

President & CEO, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Vice-Chair

Grant Kvalheim

Grant Kvalheim

President & CEO, Athene USA

Emily Abbas
Bankers Trust
 

Aubrey Alvarez
Eat Greater Des Moines

Kelsey Arganbright 
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Erik Askelson
COOP Financial Services 

Deanna Bennigsdorf
Kum & Go

Trent Burley
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Jake Christensen
Christensen Development

Brian Clark
Ryan Companies

Mary Jane Cobb
Iowa State Education Association

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Marta Codina
Wells Fargo

Don Coffin 
Bankers Trust 

Chris Costa
Knapp Properties

Abby Delaney
Bankers Trust 

Peter Diliberti
Wells Fargo

Nora Everett
Principal, Retired

Susan Fitzsimmons
Christensen Development

Ryan Frederiksen
Ruan

Sharon Gaddy-Hanna
Bankers Trust

Phil Harrop
MercyOne West Des Moines 

Tim Heaston
ITA Group

Chick Herbert
NCMIC

Jim Israel
John Deere Financial, Retired

Scott Jean
EMC

Tessie Johnson
PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Erin Kuhl
Kum & Go

Steve Lacy
Meredith Corporation, Retired

Jesse Linebaugh
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Chris Littlefield
Principal

Eric Lothe
Unity Point

Tom Mahoney
ITA Group

Jenny McCoy
Meredith Corporation

Todd Millang
Hubbell CBRE

Gerry Neugent
Knapp Properties, Inc. 

Brad Rhines
Prairie Meadows

Jeff Rommel
Nationwide

Alyx Sacks
KCCI 8

Paul Schickler
DuPont Pioneer, Retired

Matt Sokolowski
Willis Automotive

Teri Sporer
Holmes Murphy

Kathleen Till Stange
FBL Financial Group, Inc. 

Leann Valentine
Principal

Sean Vincente
KPMG

David Weber
Harrison Truck Centers

Rich Willis 
Willis Auto Group

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Kristin (Huinker) Young
Corporate Engagement Officer

Public Policy Cabinet 


 

Joe Murphy - Chair
Executive Director
Iowa Business Council

Kevin Condon
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Marvin DeJear
Executive Director
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families

Rob Denson
President
Des Moines Area Community College

Lance Henning
Executive Director
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Stacey Johnson
Director, John Deere Financial Public Affairs
John Deere

Matt McKinney
Attorney
BrownWinick Law Firm

Lana Shope
Chief Executive Officer
Iowa Community Action Association

Anne Starr
Chief Executive Officer
Orchard Place

Georgia Van Gundy 
Sr. Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Hy-Vee, Inc.

Charlie Wishman
Secretary-Treasurer, Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

Andrea Woodard
Sr. VP of Government Relations and Public Policy
Greater Des Moines Partnership 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Dave Stone
Advocacy Officer

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Volunteer Engagement Cabinet 


 

Tim McCulloh - Chair
Account Executive/Shareholder
Holmes Murphy

Katie Albrecht-Snell
Manager of Corporate Citizenship
Nationwide

Deb Chiodo
Loyal Contributor 55+
Project Coordinator
ASK Resource Center

Angela Gallagher
Manager, Division & Region Performance, Communications & Citizenship
John Deere Financial

Meriah Gillard
BSA Specialist
Bankers Trust

Mary Gordon
Community Volunteer

Lynn Graves
Community Volunteer

Renee Hardman
CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa 

Laura Howe
Volunteer Council Wells Fargo
Regional Banking District Manager
Wells Fargo Bank

Christina Jarck
Corporate Communications Officer
Bankers Trust Company

Karen Ligas
Executive Director
Everybody WINS! Iowa

Patty Link
Faith-based Representative 

Megan Ruble
Team Leader - Large Group Account Management
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jill Stevenson
Community Volunteer

Jeff Thompson
Funded Partner Representative
Volunteer Manager
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Melanie Campbell
Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Ramona Gaukel
Volunteer Engagement Officer

Alicia Hernandez-Jones 
Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Lynne Melssen
RSVP 55+ Initiative Director

Strategic Communications Cabinet 


 

Chris Jones - Chair
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Caseys General Store

Scott Allen
UX Leader & Digital Marketing Specialist
Corteva Agriscience

Michael Bird
President & Co-Founder
Spindustry

Patrick Dix
Vice President of Public Relations
SHAZAM Network-ITS, Inc.

Haley Dudrow
Executive Assistant
The Weitz Company

Corey Moen
Senior Digital Designer
ITA Group, Inc.

Phil Roeder
Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Des Moines Public Schools

Tiffany Tauscheck
Chief Strategy Officer
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Maria Volante
Senior Vice President
Dardis Communications, Inc.

UNITED WAY STAFF

Andy TeBockhorst
Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Alexis Davis
Strategic Communications Project Manager 

Sara Engelhart
Strategic Communications Content Manager 

Mujo Ramic
Creative Services Manager