2017 Board of Directors Continued

Daniel Craig

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 Bartlett

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 Demuth

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.


Michael Freeland

Michael was born and raised in Salina, Kansas. He graduated from Salina South High School in 1998 and then from Kansas State University in 2002. He has lived in Salina for most of his life except for 10 years he spent in Texas. He worked at PBS - Smoky Hills Public Television for 1 year, Assurance Partners for 2.5 years and he is now on his own with Mr. Freeland Design.
Michael wants to see residents of Salina become more engaged and involved. He wants to help SAUW spread the message of hope.
Michael is married to Kristina Freeland, who is an LCPC at Blue Sky Perspectives. He has two sons.
Michael would like to see more young professionals stay in Salina as a part of the workforce. He would like to see more families get involved in community events.


Chelsey Mueller

Chelsey grew up in Assaria Kansas. She attended Southeast of Saline High School and graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s in family studies and nonprofit leadership and the OSCE Academy with a master’s in political science and security studies.

She has lived in Salina for four years and she has always enjoyed work in the nonprofit sector because most people are in it for the purpose, not the paycheck. Her work has ranged from small, start-up nonprofits to major, nation-wide organizations.

Chelsey sees Salina as a place where citizens share and develop their passions. She wants Salina and SAUW to provide an environment that fosters innovation and sustainability. She wants citizens who travel around the state, the country, and the world to bring back ideas to improve the quality of life in the Salina Area. She volunteers as a board member to support area citizens in developing community.

Chelsea has a husband who works in exports and a toddler daughter. She would like to see SAUW fund more sustainable community development projects and she wants Salinans to see SAUW as an integral, responsible steward of community giving.

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