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Guided by our values of partnership, responsiveness, integrity, and good governance, we are proud to be led by local people who are committed to the mission of United Way.

Our leadership team reflects the broader collaborative spirit of United Way, only by bringing together people from all sectors of the community can we create innovative solutions that address the most complex challenges. 


2022 Board President - Luke McDermott, Hydro

Vice President - Dr. Marcus Long, Mount Marty University


Community Investment Chair -  Dr. Heather Olson, Yankton School District

Community Investment Co-Chair - Sr. Carmella Luke, Sacred Heart Monastery


Finance Chair - Natalie Kleensang, Slowey Management

Finance Co- Chair - David Hosmer, Raymond James / David M. Hosmer Law Office, PC. 


Past President - Sarah Sager, Alliance Energy


Linda Anderson, Manitou Gehl


Doyle Becker, Riverfront Broadcasting

Bridget Benson, First Dakota National Bank


Monte Gulick, Regional Technical Education Center


Steve Huff, Marlow Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC


Jeremy Johnson, SD Human Services Center


Nathan Johnson, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital


Becky McManus, Yankton Medical Clinic


Marcy Moser, First Dakota National Bank

Kristi Palecek, Truxedo


Executive Director  -  Lauren Hanson

Resource Development & Admin Director  -  Betsy Thomas

Program Coordinator  -  Baylie Galbreth

RSVP Project Coordinator - Thomas Kurtenbach

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