United Way of Dane County announced the election of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors during their Annual Meeting on March 1, 2012.  The board is comprised of community leaders who guide the organization in its efforts to change lives through our community’s Agenda for Change. The Agenda is focused on seven goals in the three areas of Education, Safety and Health.

The board welcomes seven new members this year:

   Anna Burish, Associate Director, UBS Financial Services
   Kevin Gundlach, President, South Central Federation of Labor
   Patricia Kampling, President & COO, Alliant Energy
   Michael Morgan, Sr VP of Administrative & Fiscal Affairs, UW System
   Kim Sponem, CEO/President, Summit Credit Union
   Karlyn Russell, Community Youth Leader
   Perry Ecton, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.



2012 United Way Board of Directors:

  • Chairman- Gary Wolter, President & CEO, Madison Gas and Electric Co.
  • Vice-Chairman- Michael E. Victorson, President & CEO, M3 Insurance
  • Secretary/TreasurerKevin Heppner, Regional Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • Bettsey Barhorst, President, Madison College
  • Ryan E Behling,Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Anna Marie Burish, Associate Director, UBS Financial Services
  • Mary P. Burke,Community Leader
  • Salvador Carranza,Senior Institutional Planner, University of Wisconsin System
  • Greg Dombrowski, President, Johnson Bank, Madison
  • Enid Glenn,Bureau Director of Management Services, State Dept. of Workforce Development
  • Kevin Gundlach,President, South Central Federation of Labor
  • JoAnn Hart,Contract Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP
  • Leslie Ann Howard,President & CEO, United Way of Dane County
  • William Johnston,Publisher, Wisconsin State Journal
  • Jina L. Jonen,Legal Counsel, WEAC
  • Patricia L. Kampling,President & COO, Alliant Energy
  • Scott C. Lockard,Madison Market President, US Bank
  • Gretchen R. Lowe,Community Leader, AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 52
  • Richard M. Lynch,President, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Nick Meriggioli,President, Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods
  • Deirdre A. Morgan, Warden, Oakhill Correctional Institution
  • Michael L. Morgan,Sr VP of Administrative & Fiscal Affairs, University of Wisconsin System
  • Douglas S. Nelson,President, M&I Bank a part of BMO Financial
  • Daniel A. Nerad,Superintendent, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Lucia Núñez,Director, Department of Civil Rights
  • Dan Rashke,CEO, TASC
  • Jim Riordan,President & CEO, WPS Health Insurance
  • Anne E. Ross,Managing Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • Karlyn Russell,Community Youth Leader
  • Jack C. Salzwedel,Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, American Family Insurance Group
  • Craig Samitt, MD,President & CEO, Dean Health System
  • Kim M. Sponem,CEO/President, Summit Credit Union
  • Dave K. Stark,President, Stark Company Realtors
  • Doug Strub,President, Meridian Group
  • Tim J. Sullivan,Business Representative, Sheet Metal Workers
  • Maryann Sumi,Judge,  Dane County Circuit Court Wisconsin Circuit Court
  • James L. Woodward,President and CEO, Meriter Health Services
  • Thomas Zimbrick,CEO, Zimbrick, Inc.
  • Richard E. Bourne,President & CEO, Home Health United, Inc.
  • Perry Ecton, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County Inc.

Our Community’s Agenda for Change


  • Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
  • Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.


  • There is a decrease in family homelessness.
  • There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.


  • People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.

 United Way engages our community mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.

United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition in Dane County.