Committee Members

We are grateful for the more than 100 volunteers that give back to the community by serving on United Way committees. They are crucial to our mission and success! If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, give us a call at 217-352-5151 to talk about a potential match for your unique skills.


Oversees the fiscal health of our organization, including our budget, audit and tax filings.


Oversees the organization's Impact Grant process and monitors community conditions.


Works to grow our annual fundraising campaign and build a deep connection with our supporters.


Oversees the Emerging Community Leaders program and ECL alumni engagement.


Mobilizing women to engage with United Way for progress and community change.


Finance Committee


Michael Vittone, CliftonLarsonAllen – (Treasurer)

Jackie Hohn, SURS

Frank Johnston, Inman & Fitzgibbons, Ltd.

John Kluth, CCMSI

Charlie Osborne, BankChampaign, N.A.

Mark Wisniewski, Busey

Community Impact Committee


Caitlin Drake - Busey*


Jean Algee - City of Champaign

Deidra Almaroad - Women United

Bill Bell - Amplifier

Mark Driscoll – Champaign County Mental Health Board and Developmental Disabilities Board

Sandy Klitzing - Illinois State University, Retired

Wynne Korr- University of Illinois, Retired

Carla McCowan - University of Illinois

Sheri McKiernan* - Community Volunteer

Sara Olson - Carle

Carolyn Petersen - Community Volunteer

Ross Richards - University of Illinois Foundation

Dr. Blair Rowitz* - Carle

Jenn Smist - University of Illinois


* Indicates UWCC Board Member


Sue Grey- President & CEO

Beverley Baker- Director, Community Impact

Amy Huang - Community Impact Associate


Resource Development Committee

Sarah Zehr, University of Illinois Office of the Executive Vice President fo Academic Affairs


Kayla Banks, Carle

Leanne Barnhart - Win-Win Philanthropic Advising

Brian Barnhart - News-Gazette

Pam Bigler - Carle

Joe Guyette - Heyl Royster

Barb Harrington - Community Member

Wade Hoey - Martin Hood

Chip Jorstad - Busey

Tracy Parish - University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dawn VanBuskirk - The McDonald Group

Scott Williamson - Community Member

Emerging Community Leaders Advisory Committee 


Sophie Becker, Community Member

Andrew Hohn, University of Illinois

Kara Johnson - University of Illinois

Jhane Reifsteck - Reifsteck Reid

Betsy Rodriquez, University of Illinois

Bryan Snodgrass - Busey

Shandra Summerville - Champaign County Mental Health Board

Women United Committee

Deidra Almaroad - Community Member
Gianina Baker - University of Illinois College of Education
Kayla Banks - Carle
Julie Dorner – CORE Spaces
Meg Edwards - University of Illinois School of Information Science
Carrie Eisenmenger - Northwestern Mutual
Theresa Green - Carle
Jacque Schweighart - University of Illinois Foundation
Brooke Starks - Meyer Capel
Stephanie Stuart - Parkland College