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Volunteer Leadership

The board of trustees is ultimately accountable for the United Way of the Flint Hills’ performance, reputation, and stature in the community. Through excellence in organizational leadership and governance, United Way is a mission-driven organization, where staff and volunteers are passionate, focused, and aligned to achieve goals. The volunteer board of trustees is effective in setting direction for the organization, ensuring necessary resources are available, and providing oversight of programs, finances, legal compliance, and values.


Executive Committee
  • Chair: Kim Parks, ESB Financial
  • Vice Chair: Ron Thomas, Emporia's Radio Stations
  • Treasurer: Vicki Brooks, Newman Regional Health
  • Member: Coralie Owens, Norfolk Iron & Metal
  • Clerk: Jami Reever, Executive Director


  • BJ Bayer, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Plant

  • Mandi Beyer, LMI Aerospace

  • Kevin Case, Emporia Public Schools

  • Allison Garrett, Emporia State University

  • Jeffrey Grabbe, Westar Energy

  • Brad Kraft, Hopkins Manufacturing

  • Monte Miller, Law Offices of Monte Miller, Chartered

  • Clare Spellman, Capitol Federal

  • Jeff Williams, Ek Real Estate