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Board of Directors & Staff

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United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties' board is an independently operated board comprised of volunteers and community leaders throughout Otter Tail & Wadena Counties. Board terms are three (3) years in length and can be renewed for another three years. If you are a community leader and feel like you exemplify what it means to "LIVE UNITED", give our office a call.


United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties Board of Directors meets the third Wednesday of every month except for June, July and September from 9AM-11:00 AM.

Board of Directors

Carolyn Glesne
Employer: Retired
Term:  2019, 2020, 2021
Committee: Governance / Community Investment


Jackie Hendrickson
Past President
Employer: StoneL
Term: 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Committee: Governance


Tim Kelly
Employer: St. William's Living Center
Term: 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021
Committee: Finance & Audit


Diane Thorson

Employer: Retired
Term: 2016,2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Committee:  Community Investment


Jeff Drake
Employer: Fergus Falls Public Schools
Term: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Committee: Governance


Gary Sellman
Employer: Mid Central Federal Savings Bank
Term: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Committee:  Finance & Audit


Sadie Christiansen
Employer: Tri-County Health Care
Term: 2020, 2021, 2022
Committee:  Personnel/Management


Pat Sjolie
Employer: Perham Health
Term: 2020, 2021
Committee:  Community Investment


Casey Ward
Employer: Good Samaritan Society
Term:  2020, 2021, 2022
Committee: Finance & Audit


Ryan Jacobson
Employer: Thrivent Financial
Term: 2021, 2022, 2023


Darren Kern
Employer: Battle Lake Public Schools
Term: 2021, 2022, 2023


Sue Tysdal
Employer: LeaderOne Financial
Term: 2021, 2022, 2023


JoAnn Thompson
Employer: Otter Tail Power Company
Term: 2018,2019, 2020, 2021
Committee: Personnel & Management



Mary Phillipe
Executive Director

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Meghana Anderson
Executive Assistant & Internal Program Coordinator

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Summer Hammond
Perham & Wadena Area Coordinator

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