Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Board Member

Jackie Anderson lives outside of Bay City, Wisconsin, and works as an independent marketing consultant. Originally from St. Paul, Jackie moved to this area over 15 years ago after spending many years as a frequent visitor. Jackie has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of MN, and before launching her own business, worked for several Twin Cities marketing and advertising agencies, including Carlson Marketing Group and Martin Williams Advertising. Her past volunteer experience includes the Kids First Program, the Twin Cities Marathon, Grace House AIDS hospice, and the Anderson Center in Red Wing.    

Jackie is an avid gardener, and she and her partner Mark enjoy biking and other outdoor activities. They are proud owners of an indoor rabbit and an outdoor cat, who thankfully are not aware of each other’s presence.

“I support the United Way because I value its mission to improve the lives of my neighbors and all members of the community. Its impact is broad and significant and is accomplished through proven practices creatively implemented.”

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Jon Dahl has a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the finance and banking industry for over 35 years. Presently, he is the Market President for Merchants Bank in Cannon Falls, MN.

Jon’s wife Becky works in the travel industry, and they have two sons, Andrew, who lives in Pittsburgh with their son-in-law, Lucio, and their grand-dog, Myers; and Eric, who passed in 2021 and is dearly missed. In his spare time, Jon loves reading non-fiction books, playing guitar, boating/fishing, playing a little golf, and following Gopher and other Minnesota sports teams.

“My decision to serve on, and support, the United Way board stems from a desire to assist people’s and families’ needs in our communities via our partner agencies and organizations that promote learning and skills development and provide availability of safe shelter and other services that would otherwise be unavailable.”

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Tammy Fiedler is the Director of Public Health for Wabasha County. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University and is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program.

Tammy grew up in Wabasha, MN. She and her husband, Dean, have lived in Lake City, MN since 1993 where their son and daughter graduated from Lincoln High School.

“I support the United Way because they promote cross-sector collaboration in order to develop sustainable solutions to issues our communities face.”

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Heather Hank serves as a Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager with Associated Bank’s Financial Institution’s Group. She works closely with financial institution clients to deliver comprehensive treasury management services and lending solutions to complement individual institutions goals and strategy. Before joining Associated Bank in 2016, Heather spent almost twenty years with a large national bank assisting financial institutions in the upper Midwest markets.

Heather earned her MBA in 2001 and a B.S. in Finance and Math in 1995, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Heather is a Nebraska native who relocated to Lake City, Minnesota in 2014 with her partner Josh and enjoys boating, crafting and staying active.

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Carrie Johnson is a graduate from UW-River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness Management. She currently works at Mayo Health Systems in Cannon Falls and is the administrative assistant supervisor for Cannon Falls, Red Wing, and Lake City.

She lives in Cannon Falls with her two children. They both attend NDSU in Fargo. Go Bison! In her free time Carrie enjoy trips to Fargo for visits, traveling, the outdoors, baseball games, and spending time with friends and family.

“I support the United Way because I want to be part of an organization that works with community partners to help improve the lives of community members when faced with adversity.”

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Kathleen Kelly currently works for Dakota County Community Services Administration as a Senior Project Manager. She worked at nonprofit organizations serving people with disabilities for many years before transitioning to working in state governments. This was a way to further influence public policy.

She grew up and Red Wing and returned more than 20 years ago. She is a graduate of Mankato State University and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“I support United Way because they work on behalf of both the donors and the organizations benefiting from those donations to serve the public good. They are committed to improving challenging conditions through partnerships, awareness, and service.”

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Jessica Seide is the Community Health Specialist for Goodhue County Health and Human Services. Jessica holds a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Mankato in Health Science Community Health Education. In her work, Jessica focuses on improving the health and well-being of residents of Goodhue County. She works on a vast array of projects within her community such as traffic safety, mental health anti-stigma campaigns, safe routes to school, health equity, and many more. She currently resides in Red Wing, MN.

Jessica is passionate about investing in her community, and through collaboration, believes that anything is possible.

“I support the United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties for many reasons, but one that stands out is the passion of the organization, staff, and volunteers to make an impact in our community. The community is at the center of every decision and that alone is powerful.”

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Joel Sorensen retired from Xcel Energy in 2015 with 38 years of experience in nuclear operations. At the time of his retirement, he was vice president of Operations and Performance Improvement, overseeing Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear generating plants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, attended the manager development program at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program.

Joel and his wife, Mary, lived in Red Wing for 23 years where their daughter graduated from Red Wing Central High School. They now live outside Prescott, Wisconsin, and enjoy watching all of the wildlife outside their kitchen window.

“I support the United Way because the resources entrusted to them by members of the community are efficiently and effectively managed to improve people’s lives right back here in the local community.”



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Join the United Way Board of Directors

United Way GWP’s Board of Directors is an engaged group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer our organization. Each member is the voice for their community in Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties. These leaders bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done.

Are you a passionate person who wants to make a difference in your community? We’d love to hear from you! Call Maureen Nelson at 651-388-6309 to ask questions and discuss next steps.

New fiscal year begins April 1. New board application materials will be posted here soon!