A volunteer Board of Directors governs United Way St. Croix Valley. The Board meets 6 times per year. The Executive Committee consists of the five officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and past president). 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 six employees. Executive Director Ann Searles is full-time. Part-time employees are Development and Communications Director Jessica Francis, Community Impact Director Tom Holland, Community Impact Coordinator Lara Otsuka, Polk County Community Impact Coordinator & giveBIG St. Croix Valley Program & Development Director Jessica Neumann and Intern Extrodinare, Carolyn Little.
Board of Directors
Heywood, Cari and Anderson, S.C.
Domestic Bank Credit
Treasurer, Finance & Operations Committee Chair
Manager, Financial Mgmt. Technology
WESTconsin Credit Union - New Richmond
James Dahl, Director, LDOE (Retired) SUPERVALU, Inc.
Ann Schilling, Senior Director of Human Services, Amery Hospital and Clinic
Todd Sherman, VP, Global Bankcard
Caroline (Kiki) Nelson, Personal Banker, Bremer Bank
Brian McAlpine, Commercial Insurance Specialist, Bremer Insurance - Amery
Cynthia Jahnke, Personal Lines Manager, Sandeen Insurance
Warren Schneider, Director of Materials Compliance (Retired), 3M Company
Deanna Shimota, Partner, Growth Mode Marketing
Craig Swanson, Director (Retired), Lean Six Sigma & Corporate Quality
Steve Snell, Engineering Manager, Engineered Plasic Components
Kaydia Sobottka, Human Resouce Officer, First National Bank of River Falls
Julie DuBois, Director, Human Resource Development, Anderson Corporation
Polk County Community Impact Coordinator &
giveBIG St. Croix Valley Program and Development Director