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Greater Mankato Area United Way Staff


Barb Kaus, President

Barb provides leadership to acheive organizational and strategic goals to ensure meeting Greater Mankato Area United Way's mission. Contact Barb at

Christi Wilking, Resource Development Director

Christi is responsible for executing the campaign initiatives, training volunteers and developing community relationships. Contact Christi at


Janice Berndt, Director of Finance

Janice is responsible for all of the accounting, donor information management and financial related functions of the organization. Contact Janice at

Elizabeth Harstad, Director of Community Impact

Elizabeth is responsible for providing staff leadership to the community investment process and collaborating with community partners, businesses and organizations to address community needs. Contact Elizabeth at


Karie Lauwagie, Administrative Operations Manager

Karie is responsible for the administrative operations of the organization, special projects and office management. Contact Karie at


Tricia Stenberg, Director of Marketing and Communications

Tricia is responsible for providing effective marketing and communications support services and activities to the organization, its constituents and customers, staff and volunteers. Contact Tricia at

   A special thanks to SPX Sports for providing staff photos.


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