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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


 Mike Abbott

Michael
Abbott


Vice Chair,
Economic Opportunity

Partner,
Faegre Baker Daniels

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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

Community Volunteer

 

Tim McCulloh

Tim
McCulloh


Vice Chair,
Volunteer Engagement

Account Executive/Shareholder, 
Holmes Murphy

 

 

Jacquie Easley McGee

Jacquie
Easley McGhee


Vice Chair,
Early Childhood Success

Director, Health Equity, Community and Diversity Services
MercyOne

Joe Murphy pic

Joe
Murphy


Vice Chair, Advocacy

Executive Director,
Iowa Business Council 

 

Gerry-Neugent

Gerry

Neugent


Vice Chair, Give

President & CEO,
Knapp Properties, Inc. 

 

Janelle Pittman

Janell
Pittman


Vice Chair, Essential Needs

Chief Marketing & Digital Strategy Officer,
MercyOne 

Mary Sellers

Mary
Sellers


President

United Way of Central Iowa

Maria_Volante

Maria
Volante


Vice Chair

Senior Vice President,
Dardis Communications, Inc.

 

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

Wendy Batchelder
Chief Data Officer                                              VMware

Nola Cartmill
President                                                                    Belin McCormick

Don Coffin
CEO
Bankers Trust

Abby Delaney                                                        LINC Representative                                                Corporate 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

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

Tom Harty
Chairman, President, CEO
Meredith Corporation

Christine Holmes
Partner
Ernst & Young

Laura Howe
Regional Banking District Manager                Wells Fargo

 

Grant Kvalheim
CEO & President
Athene USA

Steve Lacy
Vistage Chair - CEO Advisor and Executive Peer Board Leader                                                  Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Heidi Mason
Community Volunteer

Todd Millang
Senior Vice President
CBRE/Hubbell Commercial 

Joel Nelson
President & CEO
LCS

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
President, Retirement and Income Solutions
Principal

Jeremy Staun
Regional Vice President, Midwest Region
Nationwide Insurance

Brent VanderWaal
President and COO
ITA Group, Inc.

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 


 

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

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

Tira Mays
Government Programs Coordinator
Broadlawns

Scott McEachron
Director of Investments
McGill Junge Wealth Management

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

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 

Pattie Dennis
ELI Representative                                            Senior Business Consultant
Principal

Sally Dix
Executive Director
BRAVO Greater Des Moines 

Angela Gallagher
Comunity Volunteer

Keith Mercer 
Executive Director
Mercer Elite

Goodluck Mukome
Software Engineer
Wells Fargo

Vi Nguyen
Data Scientist
QuestBridge

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

 

 

Donna Paulsen
Senior District Court Judge

Colin Pennycooke
ELI Representative                                            Counsel
Principal

Brenda Phongsavanh, ACS
Learning & Development Specialist
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

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

 

Health & Well-Being Cabinet 


 

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

Dr. Kevin Carroll
Vice President of Behavioral Health
UnityPoint Health

Dr. Richard Deming
Medical Director
Mercy Cancer Center 

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

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

Matthew McGarvey
Executive Director
Telligen Community Initiative

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

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

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

Essential Needs Cabinet 


 

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

Kelsey Arganbright
LINC Representative                                    Marketing Services Specialist
Farm Bureau Financial Services 

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

Francis Boggus
Consultant
Francis O. Boggus & Associates, LLC

Ryan Fredricksen                                                    LINC Representative                                                 Vice President Operations
Ruan

 

Jennifer Furler
Vice President
Blue Zones Project  

Nicholas Hodne
LINC Representative                                  Compliance Advisor
Principal

Tony Kioko
Software Engineering Manager
John Deere Financial 

Manisha Paudel
Chief Equity Officer
City of Des Moines

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
Research Associate

Lindsay Cannaday
Director of Leadership Giving and LINC

Jessica Nelsen
Community Impact Coordinator, Health

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager

 

 

Economic Opportunity Cabinet


 

Michael Abbott- Chair
Partner 
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Angie Arthur
Executive Director
Polk County Continuum of Care Board 

David Chapman 
Managing Director, Institutional Relationship Manager
BTC Capital Management

Holly Dierks 
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Dowil 
International Product Stewardship Manager 
Corteva Agriscience

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

Tom Hayes 
Secretary - Treasurer 
LiUNA Local 177

Brian Israel
Global Public Policy Manager 
Deere & Co

Ross Junge
Co-Founder & Partner
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Natali Justiniano-Pahl
Assistant Vice President, Team Member Development
EMC Insurance Companies

Shivani Kharbanda
Data Scientist
John Deere - Intelligent Services Group 

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

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

John Soener                                            Community Investments Manager

Marian Reuter-Godwin
Community Impact Services Director

Jody Kanne
Administrative Specialist 

Domelaar Ouattara
Research Associate

Lindsay Cannaday
LINC and United LEAGUE Director

Elsie Rotich
Community Impact Manager 

Finance/Audit Cabinet 


 

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

Community Volunteer

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

Bob Weiss
Regional Executive – Community Central     
U.S. Bank

2021 Campaign Cabinet 


 

Campaign Leadership 

Chair

 Grant Kvalheim-1

Grant Kvalheim

President & CEO, Athene USA

Vice-Chair

Don Coffin

Don Coffin

President & CEO, Bankers Trust Company

Emily Abbas
Bankers Trust
 

Erik Askelson
COOP Financial Services 

Deanna Bennigsdorf
Corteva Agriscience

Jim Brannen
Farm Bureau Financial Services, Retired

Jennifer Bryant 
American Equity

Trent Burley
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Jake Christensen
Christensen Development

Franklin Codel
Community Volunteer

Toye Cody 
Meredith Corporation

Chris Costa
Knapp Properties, L.C.

John Currier
F&G Annuities & Life 

Abby Delaney
Bankers Trust 

Nora Everett
Principal, Retired

Susan Fitzsimmons
Christensen Development

Ryan Frederiksen
Ruan Transportation

Matt Fryar
Fryar Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Sharon Gaddy-Hanna
Bankers Trust

Terry Gebard
OPN Architects

Abbi Gibson
ITA Group

Phil Harrop
MercyOne West Des Moines 

Lance Henning
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Chick Herbert
NCMIC

Jim Israel
John Deere Financial, Retired

Scott Jean
EMC

Tessie Johnson
PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Benjy Klostermann
Wells Fargo

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, Retired 

Todd Millang
Hubbell CBRE

Gerry Neugent
Knapp Properties, Inc. 

Lauren Rasmussen
ITA Group

Jeff Rommel
Nationwide

Alyx Sacks
KCCI 8

Michelle Sandbulte
Corteva Agriscience

Paul Schickler
III Ag, LLC

Matt Sokolowski
Willis Automotive

Kathleen Till Stange
FBL Financial Group, Inc. 

Sean Vincente
KPMG

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

Matt McKinney
Attorney
BrownWinick Law Firm

Lana Shope
Executive Director
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
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
Community Volunteer
United 55+ Representative

Brandon Qualley
Assurance Senior, Financial Services 
EY                                                                                LINC Representative

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
Business Support Consultant
Wells Fargo 

Jill Stevenson
Community Volunteer

Andrew Verlengia
Director of Alumni Relations
Drake University

 

UNITED WAY STAFF

Melanie Campbell
Chief Donor Engagement Officer

Ramona "Moni" Gaukel
Volunteer Engagement Officer

Lynne Melssen
United 55+ Initiative Director

Anna Schaber
Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Strategic Communications Cabinet 


 

Chris Jones - Chair
SVP- Customer Experience
ITA Group

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
Strategic Communications Creative Services Manager