Board of Directors & Staff

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

To keep overhead low, Harvey County United Way’s daily operations are handled by a working board and a small staff which works closely with volunteers at all levels. The organization has one full-time employee, the Executive Director.

Dalton Reynolds-Black

Dalton joined Harvey County United Way as Executive Director in September 2020. After finishing his degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Wichita State University, he started his career in the nonprofit sector. Dalton wore a number of hats in the early part of his career from receptionist to community outreach coordinator until he finally landed a role in fundraising. One of his favorite things about working in fundraising is be able to connect donors to the things they care about most. Dalton is happily married and together they have two dogs and four cats. 

Equal Opportunity - Employees, Volunteers & Board of Directors

Harvey County United Way is an equal employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director of the board or anyone nominated to the Board of Directors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or status as a veteran or a citizen. This policy also pertains to compensation, training, promotion, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment or tenure on the Board of Directors.