Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Harvey County United Way is an independent, local non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.

All board members live and/or work in the community. They are intentionally chosen to represent various sectors, interests and employers in the community.

The Board Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, 1st Vice-Chair, 2nd Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Chairs of any standing committees.

At this time, there are three standing committees: Development (formerly known as Campaign), Community Investment and Community Impact.

2019 Board of Directors:

  • Merresa Akers - Secretary - Midland National Bank
  • David Anderson - Treasurer - Midland National Bank
  • Denise Duerksen - Board Chair & Community Investment Committee Chair - City of Newton
  • Matt Flaming - Mid America Youth Basketball
  • Nina Carr - Central National Bank
  • Brandon Cheeks - USD 373
  • Kyle Fiedler - Jobs for America's Graduates
  • Chad Frey - Newton Kansan
  • Rick Golubski - Development Committee Chair - Allen Gibbs & Houlik
  • Hannah Hahn - 2nd Vice Chair - Ironstone Wealth Advisors
  • Myrla Haury - Halstead Community Representative
  • Loni Jensen - Immediate Past Chair - Hutchinson Community College
  • Darrin Preheim - Preheim & Perry Financial Group
  • Danielle Randall - Adrian & Pankratz
  • Sherri RawlinsCommunity Impact Committee Chair - Educator (retired)
  • Kimberly Richtig - First Bank
  • Kati Sartain - AutoCraft Collision Repair
  • Christie Spillane - Wee B Tots licensed day care
  • Rick Toews - 1st Vice Chair - Midland National Bank


To keep overhead low, Harvey County United Way’s daily operations are handled by a working board and a small staff which works closely with volunteers at all levels. The organization has one full-time employee, Tina Payne, Executive Director.

Equal Opportunity - Employees, Volunteers & Board of Directors

Harvey County United Way is an equal employment opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director of the board or anyone nominated to the Board of Directors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or status as a veteran or a citizen. This policy also pertains to compensation, training, promotion, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment or tenure on the Board of Directors.


2017 - 990 Form