A volunteer Board of Directors governs United Way St. Croix Valley. The Board meets 8-10 times per year. The Executive Committee consists of the four officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer). There are three standing committees of the Board (Finance, Community Impact and Resource Development) which meet as needed.
Board members are identified and recruited by the Executive Director and the Board’s Executive Committee. The goal is to maintain a Board that is representative of the communities that we serve. Board members may serve up to six years and terms are staggered to maintain continuity.
United Way St. Croix Valley has seven employees. Executive Director Ann Searles is full-time. Part-time employees are Development and Communications Director Jessica Francis, Community Impact Director Tom Holland, Executive Assistant Carol Joswiak, Community Impact Coordinator Lara Otsuka, Polk County Community Impact Coordinator & giveBIG St. Croix Valley Program & Development Director Jessica Neumann and Marketing and Campaign Specialist Kate Smith.
Board of Directors
Human Resources Director
Heywood, Cari and Anderson, S.C.
Treasurer/Finance & Operations Chair
Engineered Plastic Components
Past President, Executive Committee/Development & Marketing Committee Chair
Personal Lines Manager
James Dahl, Director, LDOE (Retired) SUPERVALU, Inc.
Julie DuBois, Director, Human Resource Development, Andersen Corporation
Michael Gruenes, Manager, Financial Mgmt., Technology Securian
Alex Holsman, Clinic Director, Amery Regional Medical Center
Josh Lindseth, Office Supervisor, WESTconsin Credit Union - New Richmond
Marc Ruska, Vice President - Domestic Bank Credit, US Bank
Warren Schneider, Director of Materials Compliance (Retired), 3M Company
Todd Sherman, VP, Global Bankcard Client Services, US Bank
Deanna Shimota, Partner, Growth Mode Marketing
Craig Swanson, Director (Retired), Lean Six Sigma & Corporate Quality
Polk County Community Impact Coordinator &
giveBIG St. Croix Valley Program and Development Director