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: Campaign, Community Investment and Community Impact.

2018 Board of Directors:

  • Merresa Akers - Secretary - Midland National Bank
  • David Anderson - Treasurer - Midland National Bank
  • Denise Duerksen - 2nd Vice Chair - City of Newton
  • Matt Flaming - Mid America Youth Basketball
  • Nina Carr - Central National Bank
  • Kyle Fiedler - Jobs for America's Graduates
  • Kim Fiessinger - USD 373
  • Chad Frey - Newton Kansan
  • Rick Golubski - Campaign Committee Chair - Allen Gibbs & Houlik
  • Hannah Hahn - Ironstone Wealth Advisors
  • Myrla Haury - Halstead Community Representative
  • Loni Jensen - Chair - Hutchinson Community College
  • Samantha Lawrence - DCI
  • Sherri RawlinsCommunity Impact Committee Chair - Associated Colleges of Central Kansas
  • Kati Sartain - AutoCraft Collision Repair
  • Christie Spillane - Wee B Tots licensed day care
  • David Stucky - Immediate Past Chair - Adrian & Pankratz
  • Rick Toews - 1st Vice Chair - First Bank


To keep overhead low, Harvey County United Way’s daily operations are handled by a small but knowledgeable professional 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.


2016 - 990 Form