About the Board of Directors


The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis, normally on the first Friday of the month, over lunch. We take this time to discuss upcoming events, community issues, and new ideas that may be relevant to the United Fund.




Ken Russ, Legends LLC




2018 Officers

Ken Russ, President

Legends General Contractors

Pat Krause, 1st VP

St. Paul Catholic Church

Jeff Huber, 2nd VP

Civista Bank

Mike Jackson, Treasurer

Lynch, White & Jackson Attorneys

Samantha Ludwig Wilhelm, Past President

Ditz Designs/ The Hen House


Board Members

Wayne Babcanec

Kim Bailey, Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Chip Battles, Battles Insurance

Kelly Beck, Miller Landscape & Gardens

Dave Bleile, Lake Erie Construction

Dennis Doughty, Norwalk Catholic School

Steve Euton, Frontier Communications

Eric Everman, Borgers USA

Audrey Gaston, Chicago Title Agency

Susan Hazel, Huron County Clerk of Courts

Ken Leber

Pastor Amy Little, Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroeville

Brett Montague, Firelands Federal Credit Union

Tom Schubert, Edward Jones Investments

Judy Sommers

John Wasiniak, Wasiniak Construction

Howard Wilde, Jakes Autocare, Inc


Associate Board Members

Joe Centers, Norwalk Reflector

Ed McClendon,

Phil Oglesby III

Corey Ream, Norwalk City Schools

Dan Wendt, City of Norwalk


Student Board Leadership

It is an honor and privilege to have a leadership role on a well-respected local Board of Directors. The opportunity to sit at the table with community leaders and help your community by funding local programs and making United Fund programs come to life in our neighbors lives cannot be overstated.

Working with the United Fund is preparation for the future – a huge step toward success.
Our students learn how to gather community information, identify needs and run a campaign to fulfill those identified needs. What a great addition to any college application.

High School Board Members

Teigen Woodruff, Monroeville

Anna Little & Logan Hurst, Norwalk 

Makenna Fisher, St. Paul

Kylee Foster, Hannah Grose & Willia Holzmiller, Western Reserve