United Priority Council
Daniel is the Tobacco Program Coordinator for Central Kansas Foundation. He has a strong background in planning and coordinating health promotion and tobacco prevention activities. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Pittsburg State University in 2004. He obtained his Master's of Science degree in Health Promotion & Wellness Management at Missouri State University in 2006. He is also an avid runner and competes in numerous 5K and marathon races.
Daniel supports SAUW and numerous other organizations and coalitions. He currently serves on the Saline County Tobacco use Prevention Coalition and Live Well Saline County. He is also currently the Chair of the Primary Prevention Committee for the Chronic Disease Alliance of Kansas and is the North Central Regional Representative on the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition Board.
Tina is the Executive Director of the Salina Housing Authority. She has lived in Salina 16 years, and she has worked at Innovations Dental Laboratory and Waddell & Reed. Tina graduated from Wichita West High School and then Kansas Wesleyan University. Tina is the proud mother of five children and grandmother of one.
Tina volunteers with the United Way because she really believes in what they do and is proud to play a hand in making changes in the community. Tina would like to see continued improvement in the key areas identified as Salina Area United Way priorities.
Marcia received her BS in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix Online. Since then she has held several positions with Girl Scouts, St. John’s Military School, and the Salina Art Center. She is currently the Events Coordinator at the Salina Journal.
Marcia has volunteered for United Way and worked with UPC for several years. When she was asked to serve an unexpired board term, she saw it as an opportunity to play a larger role in making changes in the community.
Growing up, Marcia lived in North Central Kansas, graduation from Beloit Junior-Senior High, in Beloit Kansas. She has currently lived in Salina for 26 years. One of the many things she loves about Salina is how everyone works together to build a nurturing, safe, and engaged community. In the next few years Marcia would like to see continued improvements in three priority areas; Education, Income, and Health. She seeks to impact more individuals while working towards strengthening our community.
Marcia and husband Gary, who works as a reporter with the Salina Journal, have 2 grown children, Shelia and Patrick. Shelia and her 2 beautiful daughters live in Manhattan, while Patrick resides in Wichita.
Julia, a graduate of Salina High School South and Kansas State University, has been back in the Salina area for three years. Currently, Julia works for the City of Salina in the Community Relations Division as a Community Relations Specialist.
Julia and her son have enjoyed what Salina has been offering since their return back to town, and she's been volunteering as a way to give back to the community.
"It would be great to see a more united community working towards a positive city environment. I would like to see the community come together and work on goals that would continue to lead Salina towards [being] a more stable, healthy, and safe community."