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President & CEO
Christine Scheetz was named President and CEO for United Way of Johnson County in January of 2008. She has over 25 years experience in health and human services administration, advocacy, community development and public policy work. Prior to joining United Way, Christine was the Director of Community and Patient Relations for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and from 1995-2000 served as the Community Health Partnership Coordinator for Mercy Iowa City.
Christine currently serves on the Community Foundation of Johnson County Board of Directors, the United Way Worldwide National Professional Council and as Chair of the United Ways of Iowa statewide organization. She has served on numerous other local, regional and national boards, including the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Crisis Center of Johnson County, Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Ronald McDonald House Charities Grants and Scholarships Committee, the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance and the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy. Christine holds a B.A. from The University of Iowa and a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.
VP, Community Impact & Engagement
Patti Fields joined the team at the United Way of Johnson County in 2007. In her work as Vice President for Community Impact & Engagement, Patti partners and collaborates with local governmental entities and many nonprofit agencies in the areas of Education, Income and Health. She directs the Community Investment work and Disaster Response for United Way of Johnson County and supervises the Volunteer Center of Johnson County.
With over 18 years of experience working with volunteers in nonprofits, Patti is a leader in volunteer management at the local and state level. She has developed continuing education curriculum and presented numerous trainings and workshops in the core competencies and best practices of volunteerism and volunteer management. She is the Community Advisor for The 10,000 Hours Show of Eastern Iowa, the Chair of the Volunteer Centers of Iowa and an instructor for the Volunteer Management Certificate Program at Kirkwood Community College. Appointed by Governor Culver in 2008 to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, Patti is currently the Chair of the Commission. Embracing the value of service in her personal life, she has served on the Iowa City Community School District School Board since 2005.
Patti received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Iowa, her Volunteer Management Certificate from Kirkwood Community College, her Nonprofit Management Certificate from Iowa State University and the CVA accreditation from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. Patti was recognized as the Hospitality Person of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Conventions & Visitors Bureau in 2010 and as a member of 40 Under 40 and Women of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal.
Director of Finance & Operations
Terri Anderson is the Director of Finance and Operations, which means she is our Finance Department, IT Department, Personnel and Facilities point person. She works closely with all members of the team on community impact, resource development and the Volunteer Center and with our community partners who serve in board and committee roles. Terri is very involved in all aspects of United Way’s work and makes sure things run smoothly!
Before joining United Way, Terri worked as an analyst with Texas Instruments, raised two wonderful children, and spent 12 years managing operations for local non-profits Elder Services, Inc. and New Horizons United Methodist Church. She has seen firsthand the problems that people in our community deal with on a daily basis, and is motivated daily by the difference United Way’s donors and volunteers make.
Terri holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.
Director of Annual Giving and Communications
Dan joined the United Way in 2012 after serving as a member of the United Way board of directors for the previous 4 years. Dan directs all annual giving efforts and handles all external organizational communications. He works with the Campaign Cabinet, employers and individuals to establish and facilitate giving programs. He is the first-line contact for the media and community relations and works throughout the county to communicate the United Way mission and its 2020 Vision Goals.
A 5th generation Johnson County native, Dan has been involved with community development and non-profit service organizations as a board member of Johnson County Safe Kids Coalition, Salvation Army, Partnership for Alcohol Safety, Iowa Children’s Museum, Iowa Newspaper Association, Summer of the Arts and United Way. Prior to joining United Way, Dan worked for 20 years as Market Development Director and General Manager of Press-Citizen Media prior to joining the UWJC staff. He holds a B.A. in English Education and an M.A. in Communications from The University of Iowa.
Community Strategies Coordinator
Joaquin Flores joined the United Way of Johnson County (UWJC) as the Community Strategies Coordinator in 2012. Joaquin is a new member of the Johnson County community and has to come to us, most recently, from Des Moines, IA where he worked as a project coordinator for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.
Joaquin works on Community Impact and is a firm believer that it is through collective strength that the 2020 Vision goals will be achieved. His primary duties with United Way include: providing support to the Health, Income, and Education commissions in progressing the 2020 Vision Goals, coordinating the community investment process for UWJC, serving as the primary contact for UWJC partner agencies, providing support, technical guidance and assistance to partner agency staff and their volunteers in regards to policies, management, program development and financial administration for allocation and funding process.
Joaquin achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of California, at Berkeley in 2009. Joaquin lives in Coralville with his partner Kimberly and their two sons.
Mark W. Martin
Director of Disaster Services
Mark W. Martin became part of the United Way of Johnson County team in 2012 following 4 years of volunteer service as a disaster relief coordinator during and after the 2008 flood, and work training volunteers for the future Emergency Volunteer Center. Mark facilitates the participation of all segments of Johnson County in the COAD Coalition (Community Organizations Active in Disaster), which is working to make the county ready for the next disaster. He will continue to train and support volunteers who want to serve in the Emergency Volunteer Center, and also coordinate and mobilize community resources to support disaster victims, first responders and the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency.
Mark is a retired Presbyterian pastor whose last call was to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City where he was pastor/head of staff for almost 22 years. He has a deep concern for disaster victims that also moves him to partner with his wife Carol in leading Needs Assessment Teams for the Disaster Response Services (the Green Shirts) of the Christian Reformed Church. Mark has also served as a police chaplain in five jurisdictions, and has been a member and sometimes chairperson of the boards of Iowa City Hospice, The Iowa City Public Library, Elder Services and Oaknoll Retirement Residence.
Mark received his BA from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, and his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.
Alex joined the United Way of Johnson County in 2012. He works with basically everyone at the United Way of Johnson County, but primarily aides Christine with scheduling and helps Terri with the database, among other tasks. Alex chose to work for the United Way of Johnson County because he believes in dedicating one’s life to bettering the opportunities for those around you, and the organization's dedication to education, income, and health lay the groundwork for which fundamental progress can be achieved.
Alex originally hails from Knoxville, IA, about an hour and a half southwest of the Iowa City/Coralville area, but now lives in Iowa City. He has volunteered countless hours towards community events, civic engagement organizations, and political campaigns for the purposes of promoting the causes that mean the most to him. Prior to the joining the United Way, Alex held a wide range of experience, from working road construction, to working a library, to being a Communications Intern with Iowa Senate Democrats. Alex is a recent graduate from (but a lifelong fan of) The University of Iowa and holds a B.A. in Political Science.
Volunteer Program Specialist, AmeriCorps Vista
Shelby joined the United Way of Johnson County in 2012 as Volunteer Program Specialist through AmeriCorps Vista. She works closely with Patti to better understand and connect programs and resources to Washington and Johnson County Communities. Shelby believes strongly in United Way’s mission to improve quality of life, facilitate access to necessary resources, and promote community volunteerism.
Shelby is a life-long resident of Iowa City/Coralville area and has volunteered extensively locally and across the United States and has assisted with volunteer management. Prior to joining United Way, she worked with conservation boards in Marion, Iowa, and Benton Counties. Shelby is a recent graduate of Iowa State University and holds a B.S. in Animal Ecology and Environmental Studies.