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

Karen-Allen

Karen
Allen


Board Assistant Secretary

United Way of Central Iowa

Elisabeth Buck

Elisabeth Buck


Board Secretary

President,
United Way of Central Iowa

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Dr. Angela
Franklin


Vice Chair,
Health

President & CEO,
Des Moines University

 

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Lynn
Graves


Vice Chair, Education

Community Volunteer

 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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Gerry
Neugent


Vice Chair,
Give

President & CEO,
Knapp Properties, Inc.

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Georgia
Van Gundy


Vice Chair,
Advocate

Senior Vice President of Administration, Industry/Government Relations,
Hy-Vee

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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 Operating Officer - Property Casualty Companies
FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Drew Porter
Global Portfolio Leader
Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont

Bob Ritz
CEO
Mercy Health Network

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

Linda Carter-Lewis
Community Volunteer

Pattie Dennis
Senior Business Consultant
Principal Financial Group

Sally Dix
BRAVO Greater Des Moines

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

Alex Hanna
Des Moines Public Schools, Retired

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 Opel
Director, Work Based Learning
Des Moines Area Community College

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

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



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
Central Iowa Workforce Investment Board

Robert Brownell
Supervisor
Polk County Board of Supervisors

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

Holly Dierks
Community Volunteer 

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

Jennifer Dowil
International Product Stewardship Manager
DuPont Pioneer

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

Tom Hayes
LIUNA Local 177

Ross Junge
Co-Founder & Partner
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Natali Justiniano-Pahl
Community Volunteer

Chuck Leibold
Senior Managing Director
BTC Wealth Management Group

Sean Pelletier
Executive Director
EMC Insurance Foundation
Assistant Vice President – Government Affairs
EMC Insurance Companies

Joel Van Vark
John Deere Financial

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Corinne Lambert
Community Impact Manager

Jennifer Klinkhammer
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Health Cabinet 


 

Dr. Angela Franklin - Chair
President
Des Moines University

Francis Boggus
Consultant
Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC

Dr. Jodi Calahan
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Des Moines University

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
Director, Strategy and Program Services
Blue Zones Project 

Shelley Horak
SIM Project Manager
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

Suzanne Heckenlaible
Vice President, Public Affairs
Delta Dental of Iowa

 

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

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

Denise Swartz
Program Officer
Mid Iowa Health Foundation

Jennifer Vermeer
President/Chief Executive Officer
University of Iowa Health Alliance

Troy Vincent
Founder/CEO
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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

Essential Needs Cabinet 


 

Janell Pittman - Chair
Chief Marketing and Digital Strategy Officer
Mercy Health Network

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

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

Madelyn Mauk
Account Executive
Holmes Murphy & Associates

Joe Sheridan
Director - Corporate Partnerships
Iowa Wild

Finance/Audit Cabinet 


 

Tessie Johnson - Chair

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Brenda Cushing
Community Volunteer

Christine Holmes

 

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

2019 Campaign Cabinet 


 

Campaign Leadership 

Chair

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Gerry Neugent

President & CEO, Knapp Properties, Inc.

Vice-Chair

Jim_Brannen

Jim Brannen

President & CEO, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Emily Abbas
Bankers Trust
 

Mike Abbott
Faegre Baker Daniels

Aubrey Alvarez
Eat Greater Des Moines

Kelsey Arganbright 
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Robert Barron
Grand View University

Deanna Bennigsdorf
Community Volunteer

Diane Bridgewater
LCS

Ben Bruns
The Weitz Company

Trent Burley
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Steve Chapman
Ruan, Retired

Brian Clark
Ryan Companies

Mary Jane Cobb
Iowa State Education Association

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Patrick Dix
Shazam Network

Nora Everett
Principal, Retired

Susan Fitzsimmons
Christensen Development

Kathy Goetz
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Tim Heaston
ITA Group

Jim Israel
John Deere Financial, Retired

Adnan Junuzovic
Wells Fargo

Carrie King
Wells Fargo

Grant Kvalheim
Athene USA

Steve Lacy
Meredith Corporation, Retired

Brian Laurenzo
Brick Gentry

Brad Liggett
Nationwide Agribusiness

Chris Littlefield
Community Volunteer

Eric Lothe
Unity Point

Tom Mahoney
ITA Group

Jenny McCoy
Meredith Corporation

Mike McCoy
NCMIC Group

Matt McDermott
Belin McCormick

 

Todd Millang
Hubbell CBRE

Suku Radia
Bankers Trust, Retired

Brad Rhines
Prairie Meadows

Brenna Robinson
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Jeff Rommel
Nationwide

Jeff Russell
Delta Dental

Paul Schickler
DuPont Pioneer, Retired

Matt Sokolowski
Willis Automotive

Teri Sporer
Holmes Murphy

Leann Valentine
Principal

Sean Vincente
KPMG

David Weber
Harrison Truck Centers

Brian Wirt
Meredith Corporation

Steve Zumbach
Belin McCormick

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Julie Matternas
Corporate Engagement Officer

Public Policy Cabinet 


 

Georgia Van Gundy - 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

Ashley Holter
Publisher, Business Publications Corp.

 

Stacey Johnson
Director, John Deere Financial Public Affairs
John Deere

Matt McKinney
Attorney
BrownWinick Law Firm

Joe Murphy
Executive Director
Iowa Business Council

Lana Shope
Chief Executive Officer
Iowa Community Action Association

Anne Starr
Chief Executive Officer
Orchard Place



 

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

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

Emily Abbas
Vice President, Chief of Staff
Bankers Trust Company

Katie Albrecht-Snell
Manager of Corporate Citizenship
Nationwide

Deb Chiodo
Loyal Contributor 55+
Project Coordinator
ASK Resource Center

Jeff Ferguson
Social Studies Chair and Teacher; HDMC Moderator; Student Activities Director
Dowling Catholic High School

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

 

 

Lynn Graves
Community Volunteer

Meriah Gillard
BSA Specialist
Bankers Trust

Mary Gordon
Community Volunteer

Renee Hardman
President/Owner
Harman Consulting, LLC

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

Debbie Hubbell
Community Volunteer

Karen Ligas
Executive Director
Everybody WINS! Iowa

 

Megan Ruble
Executive Account Manager - Large Group Sales, Healthcare Innovation & Business Development
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

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Strategic Communications Cabinet 


 

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

Scott Allen
Senior Executive of Digital Experience & Marketing
Monkeyfoot Interactive

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