Board of Directors

David Adams
Member at Large
Gatehouse Media




Kat Cochrane
Member at Large
OSF Healthcare




Debbie Cratty
Member at Large
CUSD #205

Debbie joined the board in 2012, after helping with some of our Special Events, and is a Member at Large. She has served as Vice President, President and Past President.  Debbie feels that it is her job as an educator to give back to the community and wants to serve an organization that makes many things possible for the community and its organizations.  She also serves as a member of the Allocations Committee.



Connie Crowl
Events Chair
Gordon Behrents Senior Center

Connie joined the Board in 2012 as the Partner Agency Liaison.  She has served on the Campaign Committee as well as Events.  Connie transitioned onto the Board as a member in 2015 to continue serving others and to further contribute to the community.  Connie states that it is rewarding to be part of a team that strives to make the community a better place.



Robby Dunn
Past President
Dave's Autobody

Robby joined the United Way of Knox County Board in 2015 and is currently Past President. He works both at Dave’s Autobody and Masters Educational Services. He believes strongly in the mission of the United Way, and is excited to assist the organization and its partner agencies in any way he is able.





Todd Ettinger
Member at Large




Rodney Grimes

As a Pastor of a local church and a tenured employee of one of Knox County’s biggest employers, Rodney offers a unique perspective on partnerships between local businesses and non-for-profit organizations.  This ideal partnership exudes community support and maintains the community vibrancy for years to come.  As a board member with this collaborative effort in mind, Rodney, is looking for this opportunity to effectively address the social concerns within the Knox County community.



Judy Haalboom
Member at Large
First Midwest Bank





Carol Hagan
Campaign Chair

Carol has lived all her life in Galesburg. She graduated from GHS & attended CSC. After 35 years in banking she recently retired from First Midwest Bank. She became a board member in 2015.  She was the 2016 Campaign Coordinator. Carol is currently on the CSC Foundation Board, a member of Galesburg Noon Lions & Elks Club. She attends the First Presbyterian Church & has chaired a number of committees for all of them.



Karrie Heartlein
Grant/Endowment Chair
Knox College

Karrie is the director of government & community relations at Knox College, where she coordinates efforts to enhance the partnership between the college and the community. She is active in a variety of community organizations and believes United Way has the power to make a difference in the lives of Knox County's citizens. She is currently the Grants/Endowment Chair.




Monica Jensen
G & M Distributors

Monica served on the Special Events Committee throughout the 2011 year and loved getting involved and wanted to do more. She believes it is a wonderful feeling to help bring an event to fruition and have it be successful because of the collective efforts of a group, and is proud to give back to a community that supports its residents every day.  She joined the board in 2012, as a Member at Large and is now President.


Theresa Mangieri
Member at Large
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust

Theresa currently serves as a Member at Large and has been a Board Member since 2010. She has served as Treasurer, Secretary and Events Co-Chair. She has always believed in volunteering and giving her time.  After attending the United Way Community Leaders Conference she was excited to share what she learned about education, income and health with other board members and help to implement some of these new strategies in Knox County to make it a better place to live. Theresa is a member of the Finance and Endowment Committees.



Brian Peterson
Simpson Peterson

Brian joined the board of directors in 2014.  He has served as secretary and is currently treasurer, serving on the Finance and Endowment Committees.  He is an attorney at Simpson Peterson. He became familiar with the United Way of Knox County when he moved to Galesburg two years ago and began seeking ways to become involved with the community.  He became a United Way board member so he could help contribute to an organization which is dedicated to helping improve Knox County communities.



Teresa Powell
Member at Large
CUSD #205

Teresa was born and raised in Galesburg. She attended Galesburg Schools, including Carl Sandburg College. Teresa received her Bachelors from Western Illinois University and her teaching certification from Knox College. She taught in Dallas, Texas for 10 years, before returning to Galesburg to teach for District 205. Teresa has been teaching 7th grade language arts for 17 years at Churchill Junior High. There are many reasons she looks to "pay it forward" to a community who has done so much for her students and their families. She wanted to step up and do more for our community and the families that the United Way serves in Knox County by being a board member.


Steve Wilder
Vice President
CUSD #202




Jackie Smith
Agency Liaison
The Salvation Army