Committees

United Way would never be able to do so much for our community without the help of our volunteer committees. Thank you to all who have donated their time and talents to help those in need.

Financial Review Team

  • Kim Keller
    Chair
    BKD, LLP
  • Tera Beermann
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Stephanie Christolear
    BKD, LLP
  • Randal P. Hansen
    University Television
  • Dean Hestermann
    Nelnet
  • April McDaniel
    Lincoln Airport Authority
  • Ashley Moore
    Ameritas
  • Doris Robertson
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Elizabeth Shelton
    Nelnet
  • Chad W. Stutzman
    Nelnet
  • Mike Watchorn
    State of Nebraska

Community Impact Committee

  • Dwight Brown, Jr.
    Chair

    Lincoln Public Schools
  • James Anderson
    BKD, LLP
  • Brian Beck
    Duncan Aviation
  • Jennifer Brinkman
    Tetrad Property Group
  • T.J. Casady
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Joy Citta
    City of Lincoln
  • Nick Cusick
    Bison/IMSCORP
  • Barry Gates
    U.S. Bank
  • Kim Keller
    BKD, LLP
  • Kim Mavis
    State Farm Insurance
  • T.J. McDowell, Jr.
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Philip Mullin
    Garner Industries
  • Sheila Odom
    Ameritas
  • Dan Pudenz
    Lincoln Electric System
  • Linda Robinson Rutz
    Union Agency, Inc.

Fund Distribution Division

Brian Beck
Fund Distribution Chair
Zoetis

Adult Behavioral Health Review Team

  • Andrea Mcfadden
    Team Leader
    Ameritas
  • Tami Damian
    Leadership Education And Development
  • Robert Birman
    Allstate
  • Jennifer Cintani
    Community Volunteer
  • Leslie Gibbons
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Robin Martin
    Ameritas
  • Lance Odom
    Duncan Aviation
  • Jeff Rosno
    Student
  • Vickie Smith
    Duncan Aviation
  • Kelli Wood
    Talent Plus
  • Scott Zager
    State of Nebraska

Educational Supports Review Team

  • Brad O’Dell
    Team Leader
    Ameritas
  • Carolyn Berges
    Computer Services, Inc.
  • Maria Rosario de Guzman
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Stephanie Dinger
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Kurt Elder
    City of Lincoln
  • M. Justin Kozisek
    U.S. Bank
  • Mrs. Diana Schilf
    NAI FMA Realty

Emergency Response Review Team

  • Joy Citta
    Team Leader
    City of Lincoln
  • Patricia J.  Criger
    Assurity Life Insurance Company
  • Deborah Gottner
    Bryan Health
  • Shane Jensen
    State Farm Insurance
  • Captain Michon R. Morrow
    City of Lincoln
  • Sherry Stevenson
    Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska

Food Review Team

  • Ben Pair
    Team Leader
    State Farm Insurance
  • Benjamin Copple
    Credit Management Services, Inc.
  • Rebecca Finegan
    Lincoln Electric System
  • Paula Hodges
    Ameritas
  • Cody Hollist
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Michelle Krehbiel
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Geena M. Mehl
    Old Navy
  • Kathy Stewart
    Union Bank & Trust

Shelter Review Team

  • Veronica Riepe
    Team Leader
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Suzanne Borovich
    Ameritas
  • Meena Curfman
    Ameritas
  • Virginia Nelson
    Community Volunteer
  • Reba Schafer
    Telesis, Inc.
  • Pat Taft
    State of Nebraska
  • Aaron Welch
    Student
  • Kyla Wize-Habrock
    Nebraska Pork Producers
  • Jan Yaussi
    CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Youth Development Review Team

  • Kim Mavis
    Team Leader
    State Farm Insurance
  • Jarrod Crouse
    Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP
  • Katie Flood
    City of Lincoln
  • Deb Gokie
    Arthritis Foundation
  • Amy Guenther
    Pinnacle Bank
  • Denise Haggadone
    Ameritas
  • Cathie McBride Hilzer
    CHI Health St. Elizabeth
  • Kristi Porter
    Nationwide
  • Greg Shinaut
    Black Hills Energy
  • Stephen C. Urbauer
    Lincoln Journal Star

Expanded Learning Review Team

  • Cheri Lenhoff
    Team Leader
    Nationwide
  • Don Arp
    Nelnet
  • Mysi Girdlestone
    Team Beachbody
  • Nathan Gurnsey
    Woods & Aitken, LLP
  • Ann Heerman
    City of Lincoln
  • Bart Peters
    Security First Bank
  • Kathleen Simley
    Tanglewood Research
  • Tom Wood
    Applied Underwriters
  • Kristy Porter
    Nationwide

Victim Safety Review Team

  • Shirley Deethardt
    Team Leader
    State of Nebraska
  • Jeff Fry
    Ameritas
  • Nicole Nuss
    Nebraska Air National Guard
  • Melinda Pearson
    Mary Kay Consultant
  • Riley Reed
    Credit Management Services, Inc.
  • Cynthia Shaw
    Nationwide
  • Kelli Smith
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Stacy Sovereign
    Alpha Dog Marketing

Funders’ Group

The Funders’ Group is a neutral coalition of independent funders facilitated by United Way who support health, human services, and education organizations and initiatives in Lincoln and Lancaster County. The purpose of the group is to maintain an open dialogue on shared issues including organizational matters, procedures for grant development and fund distribution, and policies that impact local philanthropy