Our Team

The United Way Quad Cities staff is a dedicated team of individuals who are committed to improving the lives of those in the Quad Cities community. Our staff members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their positions and work tirelessly to create positive change in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. From fundraising and event planning to community outreach and program development, each staff member plays a vital role in making our mission a reality.

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Administration

Rene Gellerman

President & CEO

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Karrie Abbott

Chief Operating Officer

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Angela Snyder

Chief Strategy Officer

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Operations

Kelly Weinbrandt

Vice President of Finance

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Craig Canfield

Vice President of Information Technology

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Resource Development

Michele Darland

Senior Director of Relationship Advancement

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Amy Orr

Vice President of Corporate Relations

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Jennifer Blakeney

Donor Services Director

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Ty Lewis

African American Leadership Society (AALS) & Emerging Leaders Director

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Nate Berg

Corporate Engagement Director

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Amy Fanning

AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison

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Victoria Edwards

Manager of First Impressions

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Max Bigalk

Campaign specialist & vita coordinator

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Sydney Elliott

Volunteer & Events Manager

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Joana Perez

Community Engagement Associate

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Community Impact

Marci Zogg

Vice President of Community Impact

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Kate Horberg

Director of Education Innovation

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Trisha Piekarczyk

Data & Research Manager

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Cassie Stewart

Vice President of Early Learning & Education

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Natalie Rohrer

Community Engagement Associate

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Communications

Kevin Smith

Vice President of Communications

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Sarah Smith

Marketing Manager

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Tavis Frazier

User Experience (UX) Designer

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