Board of Directors


United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties is so thankful for the time, expertise, and knowledge given by our 2021-2022 Board of Directors, community members who generously give their time and hearts to the community through serving on our Board.



Michael O’Brien


Executive Board Committee

Midland States Bank


Sarah Marion


Executive Board Committee 

Village of Manteno Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Peterson


Executive Board Committee

AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital

Mileen Joines


Executive Board Committee 

Geoffrey Johns & Associates 


Kyle Benoit

Past President 

Executive Board Committee

Riverside Healthcare 


Kevin Hack

Riverside Healthcare 


Kris Harms

ITW Zip-Pak


Jasmyne Humble

County of Kankakee


Brandon Juodikis

SA Piggush Financial Advisors


John Keigher



Amanda Martinez

Federated Bank 


Dr. Amber Residori 

Olivet Nazarene University


Sarah Viall



Kent Wade

Lift with Ambition LLC 


Dr. Genevra Walters

Kankakee School District 111



Tammi Wilson

Western Southern Financial


We're looking for new Board Members! 

United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Board members serve for a three-year term.  Those nominated are expected to have a commitment to Kankakee and Iroquois Counties and a desire to build community partnerships and mobilize resources to address complex community problems. 

Board member responsibilities include participation in monthly meetings, committees, and special events; evaluation of funding allocations; and active support for the organization.

United Way works to improve the health, education, and financial stability of individuals and families. The Board assesses community needs, solicits funds, and determines priorities for the allocation of funds. 

Those interested may contact the Executive Director, Kerstin Rust, by email at for more information.