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.

Kim Parks, ESB Financial
Vice Chair
Ron Thomas, Emporia's Radio Stations 
Vicki Brooks, Newman Regional Health
Jami Reever, Executive Director



BJ Bayer, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Plant

Mandi Beyer, LMI Aerospace

Kevin Case, Emporia Public Schools

Coralie Cooper, Norfolk Iron & Metal

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