Board of Directors & Staff

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.

2020 Board of Directors:

  • Merresa Akers - Secretary - Midland Bank
  • David Anderson - Treasurer - Midland Bank
  • Denise Duerksen - Board Chair & Community Investment Committee Chair - City of Newton
  • Brandon Cheeks - USD 373
  • Bryan Dugan - Excel Industries
  • Kyle Fiedler - Jobs for America's Graduates
  • Marcia Friesen - Educator (retired)
  • Hannah Hahn - 2nd Vice Chair - Ironstone Wealth Advisors
  • Myrla Haury - Halstead Community Representative
  • Justin Kaufman - Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd
  • Darrin Preheim - Preheim & Perry Financial Group
  • Danielle Randall - Adrian & Pankratz
  • Sherri Rawlins – Community Impact Committee Chair - Educator (retired)
  • Kimberly Richtig - Intrust Bank
  • Kati Sartain - FOE Enterprises
  • Benjamin Soria-Fernandez - Iglesia del Nazareno Hispano Church
  • Melody Spurney - Newton Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Rick Toews - 1st Vice Chair - Midland 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.