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Tom Mahoney
Chair of the Board

Chairman & CEO

ITA Group


"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


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Nora Everett
Chair Elect

President, Retirement and Income Solutions

Principal

 

Elisabeth Buck

Elisabeth Buck
Corporate
Secretary

President

United Way of Central Iowa

 

 Tessie Johnson

Tessie Johnson
Treasurer/
Vice Chair,
Finance/Audit 

Partner
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers

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Lynn Graves
Vice Chair,
Education

Community Volunteer

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Sean Pelletier
Vice Chair,
Income

Assistant Vice President - Government Affairs

EMC Insurance Companies

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Dr. Angela Franklin
Vice Chair, Health

President

Des Moines University

 

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Gerry Neugent
Vice Chair,
Give

President & CEO

Knapp Properties, Inc.

 

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Georgia
Van Gundy
Vice Chair,
Advocate

Executive Director

Iowa Business
Council

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Marta Codina
Vice Chair,
Volunteer Engagement

Area President

Wells Fargo

 

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Maria Volante
Vice Chair,
Strategic Communications

Senior Vice President

Dardis Communications, Inc.

 

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Jan Laue
At Large, Labor

Sec. Treasurer (ret.)

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

 

Charlie Wishman

Charlie Wishman
At Large - Labor

Board of Directors

Thomas Ahart, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Des Moines Public Schools 

Franklin Codel

Don Coffin
President
Bankers Trust

Brenda Cushing
Community Volunteer

Pete Diliberti
Executive Vice President
Capital Markets, Wells Fargo

Monica Friedman
Vice President, Human Resources
Nationwide 

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

Christine Holmes
Partner, Control and Methodology Leader
Ernst & Young, Des Moines

Tessie Johnson
Office Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chris Jones
Sr. Vice President of Marketing
Kum & Go, L.C. 

Ed Kenny
Chairman & CEO
LCS 

Grant Kvalheim
CEO & President
Athene USA

Steve Lacy
Executive Chairman, Meredith

Tim McCulloh
Account Executive/Shareholder
Holmes Murphy

Todd Millang
Senior Vice President
CBRE/Hubbell Commercial 

WLC Representative
Joyce Pingel
Vice President, Information Technology
Kum & Go, L.C.

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

Drew Porter
Global Portfolio Leader
Corteva Agriscience

Bob Ritz
President
Mercy Medical Center 

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

Ex Officio
Nancy Galeazzi
Executive Director
Catholic Charities 

Ex Officio
Claudia Henning
Director
West Des Moines Youth Justice Initiative

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

Deb Chiodo
Principal, Cornell Elementary School
Saydel Community School District

Pattie Dennis
Senior Business Consultant
Principal Financial Group

Sally Dix
BRAVO Greater Des Moines

Alex Hanna
Principal, Merrill Middle School
Des Moines Public Schools

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

Keith Karpinske
Senior Vice President
Consumer Operations
Wells Fargo
 

Becky Miles-Polka
Within Reach Consulting

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

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

Joyce Pingel
Vice President, Information Technology
Kum & Go, LLC

Luke W. Reimers
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Greg Robinson
Community Volunteer

Nell Slusark
Heartland AEA (Retired)

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

Vanessa Sedrel
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

Income Cabinet 


 

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

Michael Abbott
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 

Jennifer Dowil
International Product Stewardship Manager
DuPont Pioneer

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

Ross Junge
Co-Founder & Partner
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Natali Justiniano-Pahl
Strategic Development Director, Human Resources
Principal Financial Group

Kathryn Kunert
Vice President
Economic Connections and Integration
MidAmerican Energy

Chuck Leibold
Senior Managing Director
BTC Wealth Management Group

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Renee Miller
Chief Community Impact Officer

Stephanie Chin
Community Impact Officer – Income

Corinne Lambert
Community Impact Manager

Vanessa Sedrel
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 Cahalan
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Des Moines University

Dr. Richard Deming
Medical Director
Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology

Monica Friedman
VP Human Resources
Nationwide

Jennifer Furler
Director, Strategy and Program Services
Blue Zones Project 

Shelley Horak
SIM Project Manager
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

Dr. Earl Kilgore
Director-Community Support Services
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

David Rasmussen
Founder
Calibrate Wealth

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
Data and Research Director

Vanessa Sedrel
Community Investments Manager

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist

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

2018 Campaign Cabinet 


 

Campaign Leadership 

Chair

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Paul Schickler
DuPont Pioneer, Retired

Vice-Chair

Gerry-Neugent

Gerry Neugent
Knapp Properties

Emily Abbas
Bankers Trust
 

Mike Abbott
Faegre Baker Daniels

Kelsey Arganbright 
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Jenene Armstrong 
Community Volunteer

Erik Askelsen
Athene USA

Robert Barron
Grand View University

Jim Brannen
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Diane Bridgewater
LCS

Ben Bruns
The Weitz Company

Steve Chapman
Ruan, Retired

Brian Clark
Ryan Companies

Franklin Codel

Patrick Dix
Shazam Network

Nora Everett
Principal

Nick Gerhart
Farm Bureau Financial Services

David Gilmore
John Deere Financial

Cara Heiden
Wells Fargo, Retired

Mike Helak
US Bank

Kent Henning
Grand View University

Jim Israel
John Deere Financial, Retired

Adnan Junuzovic
Wells Fargo

Karl Keeler
Mercy Medical Center

Carrie King
Wells Fargo

Grant Kvalheim
Athene USA

Steve Lacy
Meredith Corporation

Brian Laurenzo
Brick Gentry

Brad Liggett
Nationwide Agribusiness

Chris Littlefield
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company 

Tom Mahoney
ITA Group

Mike McCoy
NCMIC Group

Matt McDermott
Belin McCormick

Todd Millang
CBRE Hubbell Commerical

Mark Miller
Corteva Agriscience, Retired

 

Toby O'Berry
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers

Suku Radia
Bankers Trust, Retired

Brad Rhines
Prairie Meadows

Tim Rhodes
John Deere Financial

Brenna Robinson
Farm Bureau Financial Services

Jeff Rommel
Nationwide

Jeff Russell
Delta Dental

Art Slusark
Meredith Corporation

Teri Sporer
Holmes Murphy

Dr. Steve Stephenson
Blank Children’s Hospital

Sean Vincente
KPMG

John Wheeler
Lauridsen Group

Matt Willis
Willis Auto Campus

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
Senior Vice President
Greater Des  Moines Partnership

Susie Osby
Executive Director
Polk County Health Services

Don Peterson
Director, Government Relations
Iowa Farm Bureau



 

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 


 

Marta Codina - Chair
Regional Banking Area President
Wells Fargo

Emily Abbas
Vice President, Chief of Staff
Bankers Trust Company

Seth Bass
LINC Representative
Management Information Analyst
Athene USA

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

Kristin Hansen
Human Resources Director
Hearst Television

Renee Hardman
President/Owner
Harman Consulting, LLC

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

Debbie Hubbell
Community Volunteer

Callie Kramer
Chair-elect Business Volunteer Council
Citizenship Coordinator
John Deere Financial

Karen Ligas
Executive Director
Everybody WINS! Iowa

Patty Link
Faith-based Representative
Grace United Methodist Church
Program & Community Outreach

 

Megan Ruble
Executive Account Manager - Large Group Sales, Healthcare Innovation & Business Development
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Midge Slater
Community Volunteer

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

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Shirley Burgess
Volunteer Engagement Officer

Joy Talmon
RSVP Director

Rachelle Talbott
Administrative Specialist

Strategic Communications Cabinet 


 

Maria Volante - Chair
Senior Vice President
Dardis Communications, Inc.

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
Communications and Operations Specialist
Iowa Business Council

Chris Jones
SVP Marketing
Casey's General Store

 

Corey Moen
Senior Digital Designer
ITA Group, Inc.

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

Paul Schlueter
Vice President, Research & Interactive
Flynn Wright

Tiffany Tauscheck
Chief Strategy Officer
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Scott Valbert
Assistant Vice President/Corporate
Communications Officer
Bankers Trust 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Andy TeBockhorst
Chief Strategic Communications Officer

Sarah Welch
Strategic Communications Officer