United Way of the Midlands (UWM) (UnitedWayMidlands.org) is proud to announce the addition of seven community leaders to its board of directors: Anna Cramer, chief legal officer, Nebraska Medicine; Josh Dixon, group president, Irrigation, Valmont Industries; Sal Isaaka, director of resident initiatives and public housing engagement, Omaha Housing Authority; Ty Kreitman, Emerging Leaders board liaison, assistant economist, Federal Reserve Bank; Dr. Andrew Rikli, superintendent, Papillion La Vista Community Schools; Tracy Schaefer, senior vice president and chief information officer, Conagra Brands; and Gretchen Twohig, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.

With their diverse backgrounds and expertise, these individuals will help guide the work of UWM, ensuring it is investing dollars wisely in nonprofit programs and direct services that are addressing social and economic disparities and meeting community members’ essential needs.

UWM also recognizes the contributions of its outgoing board members: Susan Courtney, executive vice president, operations and clinical effectiveness, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska; Gail DeBoer, retired president and chief executive officer, Cobalt Credit Union; Jamie Gutierrez, CEO and owner, Midwest Maintenance Companies, Inc.; Jessica Heidebrecht, Emerging Leaders board liaison, supervisor, corporate communications, Metropolitan Utilities District; and Steve Kaniewski, president and chief executive officer, Valmont Industries.

For 100 years, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has served the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro by bridging the business and not-for-profit sectors to create a circle of support. For more information, please visit UnitedWayMidlands.org.