board committees

Executive Board Committee

  • Develops 3-year strategic plan in collaboration with UWM senior leadership 
  • Oversees implementation of strategy
  • Serves as principal liaison between senior management and Board 
  • Acts on behalf of the Board (within certain limitations) between regularly scheduled meetings  
  • Vets and nominates potential new Board members 
  • Recruits and selects Board, Campaign and Tocqueville Chairs 
  • Oversees Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Concerns 
  • Recommends and approves senior management compensation 
  • Approves recipient list of Annual Meeting awards including Volunteer Organization, New Business Partner and Corporate Partner awards  
  • Provides recommendations for Citizen of the Year recipients to prior year winners 
  • Friday, August 18, 2023
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Friday, January 12, 2024 (Strategic Planning Meeting)
  • Friday, February 2, 2024 (Strategic Planning Meeting) 
  • Friday, March 2, 2024 (Strategic Planning Meeting)
  • Friday, June 7, 2024

Shawna Forsberg

Staff Advisor 

 United Way of the Midlands

Brian Woolfolk

UWM Board Chair

Pacific Life

Chandra Chacon

UWM Chair Elect

Children’s Hospital

Jim Richardson

Board Treasurer 

RSM 

Derek Leathers

Werner Enterprises

Chris Leitner

Tenaska

Paul Maass

Scoular

Randy Wood

Lindsay Corporation

Finance & Audit Committee

• Examines funds, investments and properties  

• Serves as Audit Committee for UWM  

Monitors compliance with UWW membership criteria  

• Reviews and recommends financial statements and annual budget to the Board  

• Reviews and approves Finance/Accounting Policies  

• Reviews internal controls  

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (Financial Audit Review)
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 (IRS 990 Review)
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (Investment Review) 
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 (Budget Assumptions)
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (Budget Approval)

Jim Richardson

UWM Treasurer & Committee Chair

RSM

Eric Tiritilli

UWM Secretary

Lamson, Dugan & Murray

Joe Sullivan III

UWM Board Member

US Bank

Jeremy Eddie

Omaha Zoological Society

John Philo

Lozier Corporation

Joel Falk

UMB Bank

Raymond Stoupa

Creighton University

Andy Schweitzer

KPMG

Brandon Dirkschneider

Insurance Design Management

Ray Stoupa

Creighton University

Joe Sullivan

US Bank

Eric Tiritilli

Lamson Dugan

Donor Engagement and Marketing & Communications Committee

  • Engages in strategic dialogue to ensure the right plan and actions are being executed toward progress in achieving revenue goals  
  • Reviews results to date and discusses ideas to further develop donor, partner and marketing plans.  
  • Assists with retention of current major gift donors and with cultivation and solicitation of prospective major gift donors  
  • Assists with retention of current corporate campaigns and with cultivation and solicitation of prospective corporate partners  
  • Provides consultation on UWM’s messaging, marketing materials and digital online fundraising strategies  
  • Offers strategic guidance on how to engage with donors and prospects from a communications, events and volunteer standpoint  

 

  • August 16, 2023
  • March 2024

SHAWNA FORSBERG

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Krissy Suski

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands 

Laura Tatten

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Bob Gunia

UWM Board Chair

Physicians Mutual

Loretta Carroll

Carroll Communications

Matt DeBoer

HDR

Gail Graeve

Mutual of Omaha

Tracy Madden-McMahon

Methodist Hospital Foundation

Jamie Wagner

OPPD

Randy Wood

Lindsay

Community Impact Committee

  • Provides oversight and consultation in the functional areas of the Community Impact Department: Community Assessment, Community Investment Review Process, and Program Accountability  
  • Defines and drives strategy, resources and influence of UWM to meet community needs  
  • Offers content expertise, professional or volunteer experience in UWM priority areas, marketing business and community engagement experience
  • Has stewardship of UWM funds and incorporates data as part of the decision-making process  
  • November 13, 2023
  • January 30, 2024
  • March 18, 2024
  • July 15, 2024
  • October 4, 2024

Matt Wallen

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Lauren Kimball

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

AVI ATHOLI

Committee Chair

FNBO

cHANDA cHACON

UWM Board Member

Children’s Hospital

Sal Issaka

UWM Board Member

Omaha Housing Authority

James Cloyed

MCC

Kay doyle

OUI Coaching & Consulting

Brian Elsasser

Security National Bank

DR. MARK FOXALL

UNO

DR. LINDSAY HUSE

Douglas County Health Department

Public Policy Committee

Establishes the topics and themes and strategy for UWM’s advocacy work  

Provides guidance to the UWM staff regarding current state and local legislation impacting issues relevant to UWM’s work  

Increases visibility of issues of people living in or at risk for poverty presenting both data and arguments to decision makers  

  • Meetings in December and January
  • As needed during legislative session 

Shawna Forsberg

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Matt Wallen

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Josh Dixon

Chair

Valmont Industries

Anna Cramer

UWM Board Member

Nebraska Medicine

Jennifer Creager

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Tim Gay

Catalyst Public Affairs

Becky Gould

Nebraska Appleseed

Kari Pitts

Nebraska Appleseed

Tiffany Seibert-Joekel

Nebraska Medicine

JAG-Nebraska Committee

Comprised of at least two UWM members of the board and must be chaired by a member of the UWM Board of Directors  

Serve as the JAG Nebraska Board of Directors  

• Provides financial and programmatic oversight for the JAG Model program in Nebraska  

Assist in developing an annual budget and ensures that appropriate financial controls are in place  

• Monitor JAG Nebraska’s services and programs and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness  

• Committee will serve as a vital link to the community  

  • January 2024
  • July 2024

Shawna Forsberg

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Matt Wallen

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Shauna Paolini

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Brian Woolfolk

UWM Board Chair

Pacific Life

John Albin

Department of Labor

K.C. Belitz

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Kathy Fuchser

Central Community College

Stacie Hardy

Omaha Nation Public Schools

Delayne Havlovic

Omaha Public Schools

Lisa Hurley

York County Development Corporation

Ted Hibbeler

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Heidi Isley

Associated Staffing

Gretchen Twohig

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Dan Waters

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP

Goodfellows Committee

• The Goodfellows mission is to raise funds for assistance to the needy and disadvantaged people in the Midlands. The focus of the investments is to assist people who are in danger of being evicted or having their utilities disconnected and provide holiday meal vouchers.  

• The Goodfellows governing board committee constituents of Omaha World-Herald employees, representatives from the UWM Board of Directors and members at large. 

  • September 2023
  • May/June 2024

Shawna Forsberg

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Travis Klein

Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands 

Krissy Suski

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Matt Wallen

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Bob Gunia

UWM Board Chair

Physicians Mutual

Rebecca Atkins

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Betsie Freeman

Omaha World-Herald

Lisa Olson

OPPD

Gladys Harrison

Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering

Ava Thomas

Omaha World-Herald

Jay Warren-Teamer

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska

2-1-1 Contact Center Committee

  • The Committee represents the diverse interests of the community and provides oversight to the implementation of strategies, goals and objectives that ensure service, quality and program sustainability. 
  • The 211 Committee is responsible for providing and / or ensuring:
    • An adequate number of professional staff to meet key performance indicators
    • Financial and technical support to provide the necessary tools for staff to do their jobs
    • Review of the annual budget
    • An awareness and promotion of the value of 211 services
    • Executive staff who are accountable to the Committee
    • Regular meetings that are documented according to the bylaws and standard governance practices
    • Accountability, transparency, and business continuity within the organization
  • March 2024
  • October 2024

Matt Wallen

Staff Advisor 

United Way of the Midlands

Open Position

UWM Board Member

Committee Chair 

Carol Henrichs

UWM Board Member

CHI Health

Andrew Rikli

UWM Board Member

Papillion La-Vista Community Schools

Tracy Schaefer

UWM Board Member

Conagra

Scott Hartman

Boystown

Lori Snyder

Physicians Mutual

Stacy Warner

Trivium Life Services

Jodi Graves

United Way of South Central Nebraska

UWM Affinity Groups

EMERGING LEADERS

  • The Steering Committee unites Emerging Leaders with similar philanthropic interests to channel their skills and talents into making long-lasting, systemic and positive changes to our community.
  • Emerging Leaders who take a leadership role on the Steering Committee guide the actions and activities of the Emerging Leader affinity group so that, together, members can raise $75,000 to support the JAG Nebraska initiative and engage and connect with the work of United Way of the Midlands.
  • Second Tuesday of the month in August, October, December, February, April, June

Bekah Noxon

UWM Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Shauna Paolini

JAG UWM Staff Advisor

United Way of the Midlands

Ty Kreitman

UWM Board Liaison

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Kyle Bruer

Deloitte

Lauren Foster

Municipal Housing Agency of CB

Sonia Hugnou

Predictive Technology Inc.

Ashley Glesinger

HDR

Callie Kanthack

Lamson Dugan & Murray

Gemma Morales

JP Morgan Chase

Phillip Sanberg

Lamson Dugan & Murray

Kelsey Scroggin

UNMC

Justin Spooner

NP Dodge

Dylan Vogt

Greenlake Development

Ada Wilson

Nebraska Medicine

Jacob Yenko

Pacific Life

WOMEN UNITED

  • Design and implementation of annual events, which includes: three lunch and learns, a membership reception, a Breakfast with Champions, and a Bi-Annual Summit
  • Communications strategy to grow awareness and engagement, which includes social media, blog posts, email communications, and a newsletter.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase membership and retain active members.
  • Foster community service through participation in United Way of the Midland’s ongoing volunteer projects
  • Work in collaboration with the Tocqueville Women’s Initiative Advisory Council (TWIAC) to fundraise for the mental health and other future initiatives.
  • Second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 am – Zoom is available.

Pam Beall-Hill

Chair

Women United

Sue Seline

Chair

Tocqueville Women’s Initiative Advisory Council 

IA HAGAN

Wells Fargo

Mary Ann O'Brien

OBI Creative

Angela Rock

FNBO

Kate Vavak

Leo A Daly

Leslie Volk

Security National Bank