AJ Miles, Board Chair – Agent, Burkhart Insurance Agency
"I joined the UW because I grew up in poverty and remember using the benefits and programs that UW provides. I always prayed to God that one day I could be on the giving end of those programs and help make decisions that will continue to help improve the quality of life for people.
I am a proud husband and father of 2 beautiful daughters and strive to be a better Christian than I was the day before."
Stephen Sacksteder, Board Vice-Chair - Retired Community Member
Graduate of SIU with a degree in rehab administration.
Stephen was employed at various Four River locations through Indiana. His goal was to help citizens with disabilities and their families to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. He took numerous training and advocating curses to receive the educational background.
“I served on several boards through my career over the past 20 years. I’m excited to apply my gained knowledge and experiences to the local United Way board. I believe in the United Way concept to greatly improve our community and Daviess County.”
Tim Norris, Board Treasurer – Norris Group/Tucker Realtors
Tim has an Associate's Degree in Administrative Accounting from Indiana Business College. He was also involved with HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management) and received a certificate in Healthcare Auditing from Indiana University. When asked why he serves on the Board, he stated:
"I serve on the Board of UWDC because it is the right thing to do to support and serve the organizations that I believe in."
Jordan Sherman, NASCO Industries
Graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (IU) – BS in Accounting & Finance Accounting Manager at NASCO Industries since 2014
“I first became interested in the United Way after learning more about what they do in our
community during my time with Leadership Daviess County. My goal is to help support their mission in improving lives and make Daviess County a place my kids are proud to call home later in their lives. I truly am inspired with how well connected to the community the United Way is and I am thankful for this opportunity to serve on the board.”
Eric Lane, First Federal Savings Bank, Washington
Graduate of Vincennes University and ISU with MBA
Employed as Vice President at Lending.
“I have been involved with the local United Way since I was Campaign Chair in 1998. I have served on various committees and in 2017, I volunteered a second time as Campaign Chair. What I like about serving on the United Way board is seeing the benefits that the agencies receive and the number of people that it touches.”
Melinda Berry, Department of Child Services
Graduate of North Daviess High School; BS Degree in Social Work from Indiana State University Supporter for over 36 years; Past Board Member of United Way; Active member of the Community Impact Committee since 2017.
"Being a board member of Daviess County United Way allows me to give back to my community while supporting the vision & mission of United Way. I feel it is important to advocate for local agencies & being on the Community Impact Committee allows me to use my work knowledge & partnership in assisting agencies success."
Kara Schaffer, Daviess Community Hospital, HR Generalist
Graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (IUPUI) – BS in Human Resources and Management
Human Resources Generalist at Daviess Community Hospital since August 2012.
UW Board Member - 2017, Impact Committee Member- 2017, Vision Committee Member – 2017
Supporter of UW since 2012
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board. Although I am new, I am eager and enthusiastic about making a difference in our community and paving the way for a bright future through the UW’s focus on health, education, and income."
Lindsey Owens, Washington Times Herald
Graduate of Vincennes University – A.S. Journalism concentration and Indiana University – B.A. Journalism, historical studies minor.
St.Mary of the Woods – WED teaching program to mentor youth.
Employed as Reporter/editor at Washington Times Herald. She also helps to operate the family farm.
“I learned about United Way through Day of Caring in 2013. Since I love being involved in community events like 4-H, March of Dimes, WISH program at Lena Dunn, Graduation and many more, United Way provides me with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in Daviess and surrounding counties. I enjoy being on the ground level of making positive changes.”
Sara Norfolk, Complex HR Manager, Perdue Farms
Graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Organizational Leadership & Supervision.
She has been with Perdue since 2016 and is a wife to Dustin, mother to Peyton, Bodie & Leah, and a fur mama to Rocky & Griff. Sara also serves on the YMCA Board and Youth First's HR Committee, and is a mentor for the Daviess County CEO group.
“My service to United Way began a long time ago when I was one of their first youth board representatives as a senior at Washington High School. It is a blessing to continue serving our community through this impactful organization. Through its agency funding and special projects, I have seen firsthand how significant the United Way of Daviess County was, is, and will be in the future”
Carole Luchtefeld, Daviess County Sheriff's Department
Attended Vincennes University for Nursing and has been an RN for 26 years. She's worked for 17 years in corrections, and for the last ten years with the Security Center. She is a county employee and is the Director of the RARE program. Carole is also an RN at another prison outside of Daviess County.
Carole has three children and three grandchildren, whom she adores and are the light of her life. She's involved with many collaborations and community meetings that United Way also partakes in and has worked closely with United Way through the years.
Scott Noble, Town Marshal, Odon Police Department
Scott holds a Degree in Computer Science and Network Administration and is a leader in the Odon community. He has served with the Odon Police Department for 12 years and is a US Navy Veteran. He has earned multiple awars, including the Joint Service Achievement Medal, presented to him by the National Security Agency. Scott has been married for 28 years and has a son, Scott Jr, and a daughter, Ashley.
Since last year, Scott has partnered with United Way of Daviess County with their Safety and Prevention program. Scott continues to assist wherever needed in the program and is a great asset to represent UWDC in the Odon area moving forward!