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,
Economic Opportunity

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, Early Childhood Success and Education Success

Community Volunteer

 

Suzanne Heckenlaible 

Suzanne

Heckenlaible


Vice Chair, Health & Well-Being

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
Executive Director
Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact

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 Executive – Community Central
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 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.

Early Childhood Success Cabinet 


 

Lynn Graves - Chair
Community Volunteer

Christine Bruner
Women United Representative                    Product Manager
Principal

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

Siobhan Harmon
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

 

Keith Karpinske
Senior Vice President
Consumer Operations
Wells Fargo
 

Scott McEachron
Director of Investments
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Tira Mays
Government Programs Coordinator
Broadlawns

Becky Miles-Polka
President
Within Reach Consulting

Denise Swartz
Program Officer
Mid Iowa Health Foundation

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Kate Bennett
Community Impact Officer – Early Childhood & Education Success

Marian Rueter Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Cheryl Werner
Education Coordinator

Jaclyn Wulfkuhle 
Women United Director 

 

 

Education Success Cabinet 


 

Lynn Graves - Chair
Community Volunteer 

Connie Boesen
Des Moines City Council

Pattie Dennis
ELI Representative                                            Senior Business Consultant
Principal

Sally Dix
Executive Director
BRAVO Greater Des Moines 

Stephanie Oppel
Work-Based Learning Director
DMACC

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

 

Colin Pennycooke
ELI Representative                                            Counsel
Principal

Brenda Phongsavanh, ACS
Registered Representative, Princor Learning & Development Specialist IV Ind EE Development
Principal 

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

Sheila Thurston 
Complex Casualty Consultant
Nationwide

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

Marian Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Cheryl Werner
Education Coordinator

Chase Young
Educational Leadership Initiative Director

 

Health & Well-Being Cabinet 


 

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

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 

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

Jennifer Furler
Vice President
Blue Zones Project 

Shelley Horak
Project Manager 
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

Tira Mays 
Government Programs Coordinator
Broadlawns

 

Chris McCarthy 
Project Manager
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Matt McGarvey
Executive Director
Telligen Community Initiative

Randy Odzer
Chief Financial Officer, 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
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UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

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

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator, Health

Terie Taylor-Wolf
Senior Research Associate

Essential Needs Cabinet 


 

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

Kelsey Arganbright
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Farm Bureau Financial Services 

Conor Boffeli
Financial Advisor
Bral | Niedert Private Wealth Investors

Francis Boggus
Consultant
Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC

 

Jennifer Dowil
International Product Stewardship Manager
Corteva Agriscience

Jennifer Furler
Vice President
Blue Zones Project  

Nicholas Hodne
Compliance Advisor
Principal

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

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

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator, Health

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist 

Terie Taylor-Wolf
Research Associate

Lindsay Cannaday
Director of Leadership Giving and LINC 

 

Economic Opportunity 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

David Chapman 
Managing Director, Institutional Relationship Manager
BTC Capital Management

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

Holly Dierks 
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Dowil 
International Product Stewardship Manager 
Corteva Agriscience

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

Tom Hayes 
Secretary - Treasurer 
LiUNA Local 177

Natali Justiniano-Pahl
Transformational Leader | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
EMC Insurance Companies

Sean Pelletier
Vice President Compliance & Government Relations 
EMC Insurance Companies 

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 – Economic Opportunity

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact 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 Executive – Community Central     
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
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

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
Project Coordinator
ASK Resource Center

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

Meriah Gillard
Assistant Executive Director
NAMI Greater Des Moines

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
Community Volunteer

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

Jill Stevenson
Community Volunteer

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Melanie Campbell
Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Ramona Gaukel
Volunteer Engagement Officer

Lynne Melssen
RSVP 55+ Initiative Director

Strategic Communications Cabinet 


 

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

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

Scott Allen
UX Leader & Digital Marketing Specialist
Corteva Agriscience

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

Tracy Ging
Chief Marketing Officer
Kum & Go

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

Erica Jensen
SVP, Chief Communications Officer
Meredith

Kathleen Richardson
Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Drake University

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

Alexis Davis
Strategic Communications Project Manager 

Sara Engelhart
Strategic Communications Content & Media Manager 

Mujo Ramic
Creative Services Manager