Joyce grew up in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, then moved to Salina in 1993. She has owned her own insurance agency for four years, before that she worked for Salina Media Group. She and her husband, Rich, have a son and a daughter.
Joyce joined SAUW to help create change. Her passion is geared toward eliminating generational poverty. Her goal is to provide more education for the “lost and forgotten” in our community on topics including parenting, financial stability and healthier lifestyles.
Kristy relocated to Salina after graduating from Quivira Heights High School. She and her husband, John, have raised and educated four children in the Southeastern part of the Saline community. Kristy developed her business career with Great Plains Manufacturing and then moved into the insurance & risk management industry. She is currently the COO and is a shareholder of Assurance Partners.
Kristy’s passion for SAUW comes from collaborating with agencies who advocate for specific causes. She feels “compelled to be an active participate in our community. I believe the United Way is the best platform for a broad impact.” She wants to see SAUW accomplish the Act for 2020 goals! She would also like for the SAUW to be fully endowed so that 100% of contributions are directed to impact the community.
A Northwest Kansas native, Susan grew up in Hoxie, KS and has a BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University where she majored in Accounting and Finance. Susan has worked for the past 15 years in banking and corporate accounting, and currently serves as the director of finance at the Greater Salina Community Foundation. Susan also volunteers for events for the Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she enjoys working out at the YMCA, listening to music and reading.
United Priority Cabinet
A 2010 graduate of Kansas State Univeristy, Chelsey has a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Services. She grew up in the Salina area, graduating from Southeast of Saline High School in 2006. Chelsey serves as the director at Little Lambs Christian Preschool in Salina where she works to prepare students spiritually, academically, emotionally and socially for kindergarten.
Chelsey has been on SAUW's United Priority Cabinet since 2014, taking on the role of chair in 2016.
Community Engagement Team
Kristin did her undergraduate studies at Emporia State University before pursuing graduate school with K-State. She now works as the Human Resources Manager at Bergkamp, Inc. Kristin and her husband, Chad, came to Salina over ten years ago. They have one young daughter who they love to play and cook with.
Kristin is very passionate when it comes to education. One of her goals is to be able to priovide well-rounded support to be sure students know how to take care of personal finances as well as succeed academically and in the workforce. Kristin joined the board in summer 2013 and serves because she believes the United Way allows for true community collaboration for change.