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Board of Directors

United Way is a volunteer-led organization governed by a Board of Directors. United Way appreciates the tremendous support and valuable leadership provided by our volunteer board all of whom exemplify what it means to Live United. They represent diverse industries and professions throughout the Quad Cities Area.

  • John Anderson
  • Linda Bowers - Chair
  • Tom Bowman
  • Sandy Cassady – Health Council Co-Chair
  • Lisa Charnitz – Financial Stability Council Co-Chair
  • Drew Clevenger
  • Don Doucette – Past Chair
  • Mara Downing - 2019 Campaign Chair and Chair-Elect
  • Chad Everitt 
  • Rev. Dwight Ford
  • Astrid Garcia
  • Denise Garrett
  • Dan Gosa
  • Faith Heitman
  • Roy Hutt
  • Joe Judge
  • Kevin Mowbray
  • Mike Parejko – 2019 Campaign Chair
  • Decker Ploehn
  • Alfred Ramirez
  • John Riches
  • Caitlin Russell 
  • Tom Schuetz – Financial Stability Council Co-Chair
  • Rich Wehrheim – Secretary/Treasurer