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
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Lucas Arndt
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Tera Beermann
    University of Nebraska Press
  • Ashley Bredhauer
    Ameritas
  • Meghan Carnahan
    BKD, LLP
  • Stephanie Christolear
    BKD, LLP
  • Abby Dobson
    BKD, LLP
  • Dean Hestermann
    Nelnet
  • Joseph Meduna
    Grafton Associates
  • Elizabeth Shelton
    Nelnet
  • Cindy Serrano
    Community Volunteer
  • Chad Stutzman
    Nelnet
  • Liz Wood
    Telcor, Inc.

Community Impact Committee

  • Joy Citta
    Chair
    Community Volunteer
  • Jim Barone
    Ameritas
  • Brian Beck
    Duncan Aviation
  • Nancy Biggs
    Community Volunteer
  • Nick Cusick
    Bison, Inc.
  • John Greving
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Kim Keller
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Bryan Marine
    redthread
  • Sue Martin
    Nebraska State AFL-CIO
  • Bryan Robertson
    U.S. Bank
  • Doris Robertson
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Linda Robinson Rutz
    Community Volunteer

Fund Distribution Division

Brian Beck
Fund Distribution Chair
Zoetis

Economic Supports Review Team

  • Michelle Krehbiel
    Team Leader
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Wayne Kester
    Ameritas
  • Jessica Kingsborough
    Southwood Lutheran Church
  • Adam Lauderback
    Duncan Aviation

Educational Supports Review Team

  • Laura Uridil
    Team Leader
    Leadership Lincoln, Inc.
  • Stephanie Dinger
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Brandon Lyons
    Northcentral University
  • Nicole Regan
    Lincoln Public Schools
  • Cindy Serrano
    Community Volunteer

Emergency Response Review Team

  • (Open)
    Team Leader
  • Shane Jensen
    State Farm Insurance
  • Nicole Ramierz
    State of Nebraska
  • Sherry Stevenson
    Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska

Expanded Learning Review Team

  • Cheri Lenhoff
    Team Leader
    Risk Administration Services, Inc.
  • Mysi Girdlestone
    Team Beachbody
  • Ralene Klostermeyer
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Kyle Kramer
    Student
  • Kathleen Nelson-Simley
    KNS Learning Solutions
  • Bart Peters
    Security First Bank
  • Tom Wood
    Inkelaar Law

Shelter Review Team

  • Veronica Riepe, Ph.D.
    Team Leader
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Randy Arnold
    Community Volunteer
  • Suzanne Borovich
    Ameritas
  • Tony Lazarowicz, Ph.D.
    University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Virginia Nelson
    Community Volunteer
  • Reba Schafer
    Community Volunteer
  • Chad Scribner
    Firespring
  • Pat Taft
    Community Volunteer

Victim/Youth Safety Review Team

  • Lori Cerveny
    Team Leader
    Olsson
  • Elise Chaffin
    Student
  • Elizabeth Lopez-Everett
    First Five Nebraska
  • Jill Mlinar
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Michon Morrow
    City of Lincoln
  • Brad O’Dell
    Five Nines
  • Melinda Pearson
    Community Volunteer

Youth Behavioral Health Review Team

  • Andrea McFadden
    Team Leader
    Ameritas
  • Robert Birman
    Community Volunteer
  • Matthew Caseres
    Ameritas
  • Leslie Gibbens
    Union Bank & Trust
  • Kristen Reimers
    BancWise Realty

Youth Development Review Team

  • (Open)
    Team Leader
  • Amy Guenther
    Pinnacle Bank
  • Jennifer Klutman
    First National Bank
  • Kristi Oltman
    Monolith Materials
  • Steve Urbauer
    Xotic PC
  • Susan Wortman
    Nebraska Wesleyan University

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