Sean_Vicente

Sean
Vicente

Board Chair

Office Managing Partner
KPMG LLP 

"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

 Emily Abbas_headshot

Emily

Abbas

Vice Chair, Strategic Communications

SVP - Chief Consumer Banking & Marketing,
Bankers Trust

Tessie Johnson 

Tessie

Johnson

Board Treasurer
Vice Chair, Finance/Audit

Office Managing Partner,
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers

Steve Lacy

Steve
Lacy

Vice Chair,
Give

Community Volunteer 


Charlie Wishman

Charlie

Wishman

At-Large,
Labor

President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

 

 Mike Abbott

Michael

Abbott

Vice Chair, Economic Opportunity

Partner,
Faegre Baker Daniels

Tim McCulloh

Tim
McCulloh

Vice Chair,
Volunteer Engagement

Account Executive/Shareholder, 
Holmes Murphy

Janelle Pittman

Janell

Pittman

Vice Chair,
Essential Needs

Chief Marketing & Digital Strategy Officer, MercyOne

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Lynn

Graves

Vice Chair, Education Success

Community Volunteer



Jacquie Easley McGee

Jacquie
Easley McGhee

Vice Chair,
Early Childhood Success

Director, Health Equity, Community and Diversity Services, MercyOne

Mary Sellers Circle 1

Mary

Sellers

Board Secretary

President
United Way of Central Iowa


Suzanne Heckenlaible

Suzanne

Heckenlaible

Vice Chair,
Health & Well-Being

Vice President, Public Affairs,  Delta Dental

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Joe
Murphy

Vice Chair,
Advocacy

Executive Director, 
Iowa Business Council

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Maria

Volante

Vice Board Chair

Senior Vice President,
Dardis Communications, Inc.

 


 

Board of Directors

Rob Barron
Executive Director
Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact

Wendy Batchelder
SVP of Global Data Governance & Chief Data Officer of Trust
Salesforce

Chris Blunt
CEO
Fidelity & Guaranty Life

Nola Cartmill
Chief Diversity Officer & Legal Counsel
Holmes Murphy

Don Coffin
CEO
Bankers Trust

Dr. Tony Coleman
CEO
Broadlawns Medical Center

Abby Delaney
LINC Representative
Vice President, Marketing & Communications Officer
Bankers Trust

Rosalind Fox 
Factory Manager
John Deere Des Moines Works

Jem Gong-Browne
Women United Representative
Director of Enterprise Strategy
Principal Financial

Phil Hall
United LEAGUE Representative
Senior Vice President -- Employee Relations Leader
Wells Fargo Corp. Human Resources

Christine Holmes
Partner
Ernst & Young

Laura Howe
Regional Banking District Manager
Wells Fargo

Erica Jensen
Chief Communications Officer
Dotdash Meredith

Tanner Krause
CEO
Kum & Go, LC

Grant Kvalheim
CEO & President
Athene USA

Heidi Mason
Community Volunteer

Colin Pennycooke
ELI Representative
Counsel, Law Department
Principal Financial Group

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

Drew Porter
Global Portfolio Leader
Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont

Renee Schaaf
Community Volunteer

Jeremy Staun
Regional Vice President, Midwest Region
Nationwide Insurance

Chris Terhark
Managing Director, Audit Assurance
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Brent VanderWaal
President and COO
ITA Group, Inc.

Pastor Jonathan Whitfield
Senior Pastor
Corinthian Baptist Church

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 maximize impact in each of the Five Elements of a Thriving Community; Essential Needs, Early Childhood Success, Education Success, Economic Opportunity, and Health & Well-Being. 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 investing funds to implement effective strategies to designed to make a real impact on central Iowa’s toughest challenges.

 


 

Essential Needs Cabinet 

Janell Pittman - Chair
Chief Marketing and Digital Strategy Officer
MercyOne System Services 

Britney Appelgate
Director, Capital Crossroads (CXR)
Senior Program Manager
SPPG 

Conor Boffeli
LINC Representative
Financial Advisor
Bral/Niedert Private Wealth Investors

Emily Fletcher
Division Director of Social and Clinical Care Integration
MercyOne System Services 

Ryan Fredricksen
LINC Representative
Vice President Operations

Ruan

Jennifer Furler
Vice President
Blue Zones Project  

Charles Hill
Public Services Manager 
State of Iowa, Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Nicholas Hodne
LINC Representative
Assistant Director–Compliance 
Principal

Joy Ihle
Deputy Director
Polk County Community Family & Youth Services

Tony Kioko
Software Engineering Manager
John Deere Financial 

Manisha Paudel
Chief Equity Officer
City of Des Moines

John Rathjen
Regional President
Bank Iowa

Lindsey Riley
AVP, Retail Business Planning
F&G Life

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Erin Drinnin
Community Impact Officer – Essential Needs and Health & Well-Being 

John Soener
Community Investments Manager

Marian Reuter-Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist 

Terie Taylor-Wolf
Senior Research Associate

Julian Neely
Director, LINC & United LEAGUE

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator, Health

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager


 

Early Childhood Success Cabinet 

Jacquie Easley McGhee - Chair
Director, Health Equity, Community and Diversity Services
MercyOne DM Medical 

Bobretta Brewton 
Community Health Advocate

Christine Bruner 
Women United Representative
Product Manager, Principal

Siobhan Harman
Women United Representative
Vice President
Cushman & Wakefield Iowa Commercial Advisors

Shelley Horak
Project Manager, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Department of Human Services 

 

 

Debbie Hubbell
Community Volunteer

Tira Mays
Government Programs Coordinator
Broadlawns Medical Center

Scott McEachron
Director of Investments
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Becky Miles-Polka
President
Within Reach Consulting

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Kate Bennett
Community Impact Officer – Early Childhood & Education Success

John Soener 
Community Investments Manager

Marian Rueter Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Rachelle Talbott
Research Associate 

Cheryl Werner
Education Coordinator

Jaclyn Wulfkuhle 
Women United Director 

 


 

Education Success Cabinet 

Lynn Graves - Chair
Community Volunteer 

Connie Boesen
City Council Member                                      City of Des Moines

Sally Dix
Executive Director
BRAVO Greater Des Moines 

Angela Gallagher
Community Volunteer

Keith Mercer 
Executive Director
Mercer Elite

Goodluck Mukome
Software Engineer
Wells Fargo

Vi Nguyen
Director, Data Science & Analytics
QuestBridge

Hannah Olson
Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Policy Specialist
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

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

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

Colin Pennycooke
ELI Representative
Counsel
Principal

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

Jennifer Rhuppiah                                                Manager, Regulatory Strategy                          ITC Midwest, LLC

Mak Sućeska
Bureau Chief, Refugee Services
Iowa Department of Human Services

Sheila Thurston, Esq., SPCU 
Claims Litigation Counsel
Grange Insurance

Waleed Wadi
Risk Management Director
Kum & Go

Deidre Williams 
Vice President 
EMC Insurance Companies

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Kate Bennett
Community Impact Officer -- Early Childhood & Education Success

John Soener
Community Investments Manager

Marian Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Rachelle Talbott
Research Associate

Cheryl Werner
Education Coordinator

Chase Young
Educational Leadership Initiative Director

 


 

Economic Opportunity Cabinet

Michael Abbott- Chair
Partner 
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Dwana Bradely                                                    Owner                                                                  Iowa Urban Media

David Chapman 
Managing Director, Institutional Relationship Manager
BTC Capital Management

Tom Hayes 
Secretary - Treasurer 
LiUNA Local 177

Brian Israel
Global Public Policy Manager 
John Deere Financial & John Deere Intelligent Services Group (ISG)

Shivani Kharbanda
Data Scientist
John Deere Intelligent Services Group (ISG)

Paula Martinez
President
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor,
AFL-CIO

 

Bridget Cravens-Neely
Chief Executive Officer 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Richard Nzokwe
Business Consultant/Adjunct Instructor
Wells Fargo | Des Moines Area Community College 

Sofia Samuels
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Renee Schaaf 
Community Volunteer

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 Seibert
Community Impact Officer – Economic Opportunity

John Soener
Community Investments Manager

Marian Reuter-Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist 

Domelaar Ouattara
Research Associate

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager 

 


 

Health & Well-Being Cabinet 

Suzanne Heckenlaible - Chair
Vice President, Public Affairs
Delta Dental of Iowa 

Rona Berinobis
Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Development
Athene

Philip Blumberg
Executive Director - Clinic, Clinic Administration
Des Moines University

Dwana Bradley
Publisher
Urban Experience Magazine

Dr. Kevin Carroll
Vice President of Behavioral Health
UnityPoint Health

Sarah Dixon
Senior Director of Partnerships & Development
Iowa Primary Health Care Association 

Ana Coppola
Public Health Planner
Polk County Health Department

Tanya Fish
Strategy Advisor -- Solution Development Services
ITA Group, Inc.

Dr. Nalo Johnson
President and CEO
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Dr. Yogesh Shah
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs
Broadlawns Medical Center

Jennifer Vermeer
Iowa Plan President 
Molina Healthcare

Breanne Ward
CEO/Owner
ForWard Consulting, LLC

Michelle Weil
Organizational Engagement Consultant
ethOs

Chaney Yeast
Director of Government Relations & Family Services
Blank Children's Hospital

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Erin Drinnin
Community Impact Officer – Health & Well-Being and Essential Needs 

John Soener
Community Investments Manager

Marian Reuter-Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Terie Taylor-Wolf
Senior Research Associate

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator, Health

 


 

2022 Campaign Cabinet 

Don Coffin

Don Coffin

Campaign Co-Chair

President & CEO
Bankers Trust Company

Mary Coffin

Mary Coffin

Campaign Co-Chair

Executive Vice President (retired)
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Jeff Rommel

Jeff Rommel

Campaign Vice Chair

Senior Vice President
Nationwide Insurance

Emily Abbas
Bankers Trust

Jamie Bachman
Principal 

Kelcey Brown
MidAmerican Energy

Toye Cody 
Dotdash Meredith

John Currier
F&G  

Joy Evans
Dotdash Meredith 

Lori Fenton
Global Atlantic Financial Group

Ryan Fick
Principal

Emily Foegen
Wells Fargo

Matt Fryar
Fryar Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Terry Gebard
OPN Architects

Shawn Goad
Ruan Transportation

Lance Henning
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Chick Herbert
NCMIC

Scott Jean
EMC

Benjy Klostermann
Wells Fargo

Erin Kuhl
Kum & Go

Grant Kvalheim
Athene USA

Steve Lacy - GIVE Chair
Community Volunteer

Chris Littlefield
Principal

Eric Lothe
Unity Point

Tom Mahoney
ITA Group, Retired 

Ashley Mataloni
Innovative Captive Strategies

Mike McCoy
NCMIC 

Todd Millang
Hubbell CBRE

Andy Moffitt
Ryan Companies 

Gerry Neugent
Knapp Properties, L.C. 

 

Lauren Rasmussen
ITA Group

Braden Renaud
Bankers Trust Company

Michelle Sandbulte
Corteva Agriscience

Maria Sears
F&G

Matt Sokolowski
Willis Automotive

Tom Stewart
Innovative Capture Strategies

Rob Tekolste
Sammons Financial Group

Michael Trettin
UHY LLP

Liza Veren
Athene USA

Sean Vicente
KPMG

Joy Wiebers
Heartland AEA

Rich Willis 
Willis Auto Group

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Kristin Young
Corporate Engagement Officer

 


 

Public Policy Cabinet 

Joe Murphy - Chair
Executive Director
Iowa Business Council

Kevin Condon
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Marvin DeJear
Senior Vice President of Talent Development
The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Rob Denson
President
Des Moines Area Community College

Lance Henning
Executive Director
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Matt McKinney
Attorney
BrownWinick Law Firm

Lana Shope
Executive Director
Iowa Community Action Association

Anne Starr
Chief Executive Officer
Orchard Place

Mikki Stier
Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
ChildServe

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
Corporate Citizenship Consultant
Nationwide

Elaine Collett
Volunteer Engagement Manager
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Brandy Daniel
Vice President - BIS
BH Management

Mary Gordon
Community Volunteer

Christina Jarck
Corporate Communications Specialist
Bankers Trust

Karen Ligas
Executive Director
Everybody WINS! Iowa

Stephaney Moody
Senior Pastor
New Beginnings Discipleship Ministries

Cynthia Oliver-Turner
United 55+ Representative
Community Volunteer

Brandon Qualley
LINC Representative
Assurance Senior, Financial Services 
EY

Missy Reams 
Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager
Bidwell Riverside Center | Hawthorn Hill

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

Ryan Stellner
President of Iowa Employee Impact Team
Business Education Consultant
Wells Fargo 

Jill Stevenson
Community Volunteer

Andrew Verlengia
Director of Alumni Relations
Drake University

UNITED WAY STAFF

Melanie Campbell
Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Lynne Melssen
United 55+ Initiative Director

Sarah Underwood
Volunteer Engagement Manager

 


 

Finance/Audit Committee

Tessie Johnson - Chair
Office Managing Partner,
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers

Wendy Batchelder
Chief Data Officer
VMware

Jem Gong-Browne
Director of Corporate Strategy
Principal Financial Group

Christine Holmes
Partner
Ernst & Young

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

Chris Terhark
Managing Director, Audit Assurance
Deloitte & Touche LLP

UNITED WAY STAFF

Sarah Roy
Chief Operating Officer

Danielle Martin
Finance Officer

 


 

Strategic Communications Cabinet 

Emily Abbas - Chair
SVP, Chief Consumer Banking and Marketing Officer
Bankers Trust

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

Tracy Ging
Chief Marketing Officer
Kum & Go

Erica Jensen
SVP, Chief Communications Officer
Dotdash Meredith

Chris Jones                                                          SVP Customer Engagement Solutions            ITA Group, Inc.

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

Courtney Shaw
Senior Vice President of Communications
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Katie Wengert
Chief Marketing and External Relations Officer
Broadlawns Medical Center

UNITED WAY STAFF

Andy TeBockhorst
Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Sara Engelhart
Strategic Communications Content & Media Manager 

Mujo Ramic
Strategic Communications Creative Services Manager

Paige Weinschenk
Strategic Communications Content & Media Specialist