Board of Directors

Pictured above: 2020 Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Harvey County United Way is an independent, local non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.

All board members live and/or work in the community. They are intentionally chosen to represent various sectors, interests and employers in the community.

The Board Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, 1st Vice-Chair, 2nd Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Chairs of any standing committees.

At this time, there are three standing committees: Development (formerly known as Campaign), Community Investment and Community Impact.

2021 Board of Directors:

  • Merresa Akers - Secretary - Union State Bank
  • Shannon Catlin - Godfrey's Indoor Ranges and Tactical Supply
  • Nelly Cooper - NMC Health
  • David Decker - USD 373
  • Denise Duerksen - Immediate Past-Chair & Community Investment Committee Chair - City of Newton
  • Bryan Dugan - 1st Vice Chair - Excel Industries
  • Kyle Fiedler - Community Impact Chair - Sedgwick County
  • Marcia Friesen - 2nd Vice Chair - Educator (retired)
  • Hannah Hahn - Board Chair - Ironstone Wealth Advisors
  • Myrla Haury - Halstead Community Representative
  • Justin Kaufman - Treasurer - Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd
  • Nathan Murphy - Intrust Bank
  • Darrin Preheim - Preheim & Perry Financial Group
  • Danielle Randall - Adrian & Pankratz
  • Kati Sartain - FOE Enterprises
  • Melody Spurney - Newton Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Rick Toews - Union State Bank