Greater Twin Cities United Way's senior leadership staff work closely with our Board of Directors to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. Our program management staff work closely with our community partners to ensure that they are equipped to handle the needs of our changing community.

Senior Leadership

John Wilgers, Prseident & CEO

John Wilgers

President & CEO
Trent Blain, Senior Vice President of Marketing

Trent Blain

Senior Vice President of Marketing
Acooa Ellis, SVP of Community Impact

Acooa Ellis

Senior Vice President of Community Impact
VP Major Gifts Kittie Fahey

Kittie Fahey

Vice President, Major Gifts
VP Shared Services Operations Judy Jordan

Judy Jordan

Vice President, Operations
VP Finance Athena Mihas

Athena Mihas

Vice President, Finance
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Kelly Puspoki

Vice President, Marketing, Communications
Sr. VP Kim Stone

Kim Stone

Senior Vice President, Advancement and Innovation

Program Leadership

Safety Net Program Manager Alyssa Banks

Alyssa Banks

Program Manager
Community Impact Program Manager Sam Blackwell

Sam Blackwell

Program Manager
Sr. Project Manager Career Academies Sareen Dunleavy Keenan

Sareen Dunleavy Keenan

Senior Project Manager

Olivia Jefferson

Research Specialist Ellen Nikodym

Ellen Nikodym

Research Specialist
Safety Net Director Megan OMeara

Megan O’Meara

Senior Project Manager
Program Manager Tiffany Scott Knox

Tiffany Scott Knox

Program Manager
Director of Community Engagement Leslie Wright

Leslie Wright