Russ Tomevi
​​Board Member

Russ Tomevi is the Engineer for the City of Winfield.  He is a longtime Winfield resident and enjoys being involved in community oriented activities.

"Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care."  - Theodore Roosevelt 

Willie Tuttle
​​Board Member

Willie Tuttle has lived in Winfield for 34 years. He has been an agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services for 17 years handling Insurance & Financial products. He enjoy golfing and camping in his spare time. He is also a member of Winfield Rotary, Winfield Lions Club. City of Winfield Planning Commission.

Bridget Bowman​​
Board Member

Bridget has strong ties to Cowley County since her husband (Glenn Bowman) has lived there most of his life and still has a lot family in Rock, Winfield, and Ark City. Volunteerism is one of her passions. Some of her volunteer experiences include: being a Make A Wish Wish Granter, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way of the Plains,  and United Way of Topeka. She is a current Board member of Cowley County United Way and American Red Cross Wichita. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends!
Brian Stone
Board Member

Brian is the Director of Cowley County Emergency Management. He is a member of the Kansas Emergency Management Association and the International Association of Emergency Management. Brian lives in the rural metro of Dexter and is involved in his community by serving on the USD 471 School Board and the Dexter Outreach Center Council. He is the past President of the Cowley County United Way and serves on the Governance Committee.

The people who make it happen.

Kim Hager

Board Member

Kim was a teacher, coach and sponsor at Arkansas City High School for 30 years. She retired in 2013 but continues to substitute teach through the school. She was a member of the Human Relations Commission for the city for 8 years.  Was awarded the Corner Stone Award in 2013 for community volunteerism. Kim loves to spent time with family and friends. She is passionate about working out by doing Zumba and golf and attends Hackney Baptist Church.

It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure Cowley County United Way is reaching out across Cowley County so citizens everywhere have access to the benefits and support that Cowley County United Way provides. We're fortunate to have some of the best of Cowley County dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.

About Us

Mindi Shriver
Recently retired from Cowley College as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Previously involved in Big Brother/Sisters as a big sister and as a board member. Active member of Central Christian Church in Arkansas City 
Cowley County United Way supports 18 agencies for 2015 - 2016 that help across Cowley County for the benefit of each and every citizen. For a full list of who these agencies are and their impact on the community, click here.

Cowley County United Way serves Cowley County as a Volunteer-run organization. Cowley County United Way's Board of Directors is made up of citizens, just like you, who are willing to donate their time and talents to benefit the community. From their work, 98 cents out of every dollar stays in Cowley County.  This differs from United Way Worldwide because almost all the money goes back to Cowley County and who we support. Only two cents is sent along to the United Way Worldwide. The Board of Directors receive none of the funds donated to Cowley County United Way. They only offer their time and support for the good of our community. 

Becky Long
Campaign Coordinator

Becky likes being involved in her community. Currently, she is  on the board of the William Newton Healthcare Foundation, chairperson  of Community Helping Hands and, a volunteer for other organizations in the county.  She is a past board member of the Winfield Chamber of Commerce, WheatRidge Heights, Good Samaritan Assisted Living, and the Cowley County Humane Society ‘Inspawrationals’.

Marla McFarland
Board Member

Marla is a lifelong Cowley County resident with deep ties to the communities of Winfield and Arkansas City.  Marla possesses an M.B.A. from Southwestern College in Winfield.  She currently serves as the Human Resource Manager for the City of Arkansas City.  She has been with the City since June 2005.  Marla has one daughter Elizabeth Potter.

Cowley County United Way runs on donations alone. Because we are volunteer-run, the low overhead means more funds go to the good of the community with them being distributed across the county. To help out today click on "Donate" located at the top of the page or to learn more about how donations work, click here. 
Lucas Goff
Board Member

Lucas is the MISGIS Director for Cowley County. He has an MBA and a Bachelor's Degree from Southwestern College in Winfield and is a lifelong resident of Cowley County.

Learn more about our partners and how their support affects Cowley County United Way here.

J.K. Campbell

J.K. Campbell is the USD 465 Superintendent and has held that position for 5 years.  Campbell previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations in Arkansas City USD # 470 for 6 years, IXL Elementary School Principal for 6 years, and is a former Winfield teacher. He received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wichita State University. He is married to Jane and has two children, Rachel and Max, and four grandchildren. 

​​Cowley County's agencies serve every economic level of our community. These agencies offer a spectrum of services–from children to seniors, from helping those in need to quality of life programs that make our community a more vital and healthy place to live. If you are a non-profit organization that needs support, apply today here.

Want to learn more about how the board operates?  Check out our bylaws right here.

Elaine Phillips
Vice-President/Financial Coordinator

Elaine Phillips moved to Arkansas City in 2013.  Currently she works as a Trust Administrator at RCB Bank Trust and volunteers at Manna Ministries and Family Life Services.  Elaine has previous work experience with the homeless and assisting single mothers attain economic self-sufficiency.