Meet Our Team!
President & CEO - Christine Robere
Direct Line: (231) 332-4001
Responsible for the overall operation of the organization, staff, Board, Executive Committee, Personnel Committee, Board Development, Strategic Planning, & Major Gifts.
Executive Assistant to the President & Operations Manager - Stephanie Ladegast
Direct Line: (231) 332-4000
Best person to answer questions about payroll pledge processing, United Way of the Lakeshore Muskegon Building, operations, room rentals, finance, appointment setting, donor relations, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program, invoicing, & technology.
Chief Development Officer - J.J. Lewis
Direct Line: (231) 332 - 4007
Best person to ask about individual giving, major giving, planned giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, our Resource Development Task Force, and more!
Resource Development Director - Kara Zielinski
Direct Line: (231) 332-4003
Best to answer questions about corporate engagement, fundraising, workplace campaigns, volunteerism, young professional development, networking, program involvement, and more!
AFL-CIO Labor Engagement Director Labor & Emergency Needs Director - Jana Routt
Direct Line: (231) 332-4004
Best to answer questions about labor union engagement, resource development, emergency needs help calls, emergency food & shelter program funding, case managers network, and more!
Volunteer & Event Assistant - Emma Coppock
Direct Line: (231) 332-4009
Best to answer questions about fund development events: Ride United, Heroes United, Annual Celebration, etc. Also can answer questions about volunteerism!
Program & Services Team!
Need Help? Call our helpline with 211!
Dial 211 OR:
Direct line at (231) 733-1155 or hit the Get Help button at the top of our page to instant chat, email, or search for available resources!
Community Impact Director - Wyneice Hairston
Direct Line: (231) 332-4017
Best to answer questions on United Way programing, agency relations, COVID-19 Response Funds, Community Coordinating Council, Impact Strategy Team, Community Investment Volunteers, grants management, and agency funding opportunities.
Community Engagement Director - Dominique Bunker
Direct Line: (231) 332-4006
Best to answer questions on the volunteer center, communications & marketing, events, engagement opportunities, court-mandated hours, public relations, student programing, RSVP Grant questions, and more!
AmeriCorps Seniors - Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Manager - Lynn Keech
Direct Line: (231) 332-4016
Best to answer questions about all things AmeriCorps Seniors, senior engagement, & senior relations.
Childcare Development Coordinator - Kathy Sayles
Direct Line: (231) 332-4014
Best to answer questions about childcare, childcare providers network, early childhood development, & parent resources.