Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Karie Martin (board chair) – Human Resources Director, Jones Dairy Farm
Kevin Paynter (board treasurer) – Collections Officer, Fort Community Credit Union
Dave Geiger – Principal, Luther Elementary School
Robin Kennedy – Vice President of Mission Advancement, Opportunities, Inc.
Cory Krisher – Store Director, Festival Foods
Penny Ardelt – Personal Banker, First Citizens State Bank
Matt Yonke – Human Resources Manager, HUSCO International
Ben Wehmeier – County Administrator, Jefferson County
Erin Stai – Human Resources Manager, Seljan
Nancy Alstad – Human Resources Director, Fort Healthcare
Kristen Burton – Outreach Operations Manager, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Latest Board & Staff News
I am a new board member for the United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties, and I am honored to serve this organization. To me, United Way is about providing equitable access to opportunity for all of our people, whether it be through early education,...
What do you enjoy about your board membership? Being a board member is a wonderful experience that I fully enjoy. It gives me an opportunity to help ensure the funds from our local community are used in ways that our local community wants. It’s a great opportunity...
April is national volunteer month. A month dedicated to honoring the volunteers in our community as well as encouraging new volunteerism. Volunteer! Make a differences in someone’s life! Give back to the community that you live in! Character, Compassion,...
I became a new board member of the United Way less than a year ago. This opportunity has been very educational and rewarding as I have had the privilege to meet so many committed individuals who support so many programs within our county. This position has provided...
Serving on the United Way Board of Directors has opened my eyes to the very best of our community. As we work our way through February toward spring, partner agency interviews have begun. Coming so soon after the essential “wrap-up” of our annual campaign, I find...