Our Team

Board President

Sunflower Bank

"I Live United because we live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."

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Adams Brown

"I Live United because of how many lives UWCK is able to touch through the community partners. The impact of all these partners is much greater than the sum of their programs individually."


The University of Kansas Health Systems

"I Live United because it would be very difficult for me personally to volunteer and donate money to each of these 22 organizations, but through the United Way, we can make an impact on each of these organizations in some way! We are stronger together."

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Adams Brown CPAs, Barton Community College

We Live United to help advance and enhance our community. By focusing on education, financial stability, and health, we can impact and transform lives!

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Doll Insurance Group

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Community Volunteer

"I Live United because I've seen the impact that agencies have made in members of our communities lives."

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Marmie Auto Group

"I Live United because it’s about people. The families we help with basic needs, children who receive books and who learn the importance of reading and Seniors who have volunteers check on them simply by delivering a noon meal.  Being a part of United Way of Central Kansas is more than just a good feeling when our events are successful but it is knowing that friends, neighbors and others in our community benefit from the many programs we support.  Every year we learn more and more how simple acts of kindness impact our families through our Community Partners and the work they do."

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"I Live United because with over 20 years on the Board, I am still struck when we hear about how our community partners serve Central Kansas and it proves just how important it is to be involved and support our community."

Board Vice President

"I Live United because I feel that United Way is the best example in our communities of our residents coming together to support the common good for our friends in need." 

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Central Plains Computer Service Inc

"I Live United because I enjoy volunteering and find United Way to be a perfect organization to be a part of because of their huge impact!"

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First Kansas Bank

"I Live United because of the major impact that they make in our communities. From the 22 community partners, to local schools and other organizations, United Way impacts so many people."

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First Kansas Bank,The University of Kansas Health Systems

We Live United because we see the important work United Way does with the local 22 community partners.

Olivia Lopez

Olivia Lopez is the newest member of our team. She helps with data entry, event planning, marketing...a little bit of everything! She is the Secretary at Lincoln Elementary School in addition to being a wife and mom of 2 boys.

Administrative Assistant

Paula works part-time and brings a wide variety of accounting and financial skills to the job. She is married to Curt Mauler and they have two children, Sarah and Jenna.

Executive Director

Owings joined the UWCK team in June 2014 and has been serving the organization in various roles throughout the years, most recently as Office Coordinator.  Throughout her years of service to the UWCK, she has planned and organized numerous events, such as the annual kick-off. She has also assisted in the coordination of annual impact programs such as Reality U, Boxes of Love and Stuff the Bus in addition to many marketing and communication duties for the organization. Owings, resides with her husband, Jeremy, and their twin boys in Hoisington.