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Board

The Monadnock United Way Board of Directors is comprised of citizens from throughout the Monadnock Region. Elected for a three-year term, each member also serves on at least two committees.

Terry WilliamsTerry Williams, Chair

Williams is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at Keene Publishing Corp, with responsibilities for the company’s strategic planning; advertising, online and circulation sales; website and digital media; and new product development.

Prior to joining the Sentinel, Williams was president and publisher of the Nashua Telegraph based in Hudson. He also held roles as assistant metro editor and managing editor at The Telegraph, where his career spanned nearly 25 years. He also oversaw McLean Communications Inc., owners of New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Home, Parenting New Hampshire and New Hampshire Business Review.

He was the 2013 recipient of the United Way’s Max Silber Award for Community Service; the Chamber’s 2013 Ronald Krause President’s Award for community service; a co-winner of the 2013 John Sias Award for service to Big Brothers Big Sisters; and the 2013 Journalist of the Year Award from the Nashua Police Athletic League. In 2012, he received Citizen of the Year from the Salvation Army.

He lives in Amherst, NH, with his wife Julie, a teacher and tutor. They have two grown children, Christopher of Portland, ME, and Heather of Windsor, CT.
 

Ken Jue, Vice Chair

Ken began his career in mental health at a community mental health center in Colorado in 1971, and in 1978 joined the staff of Monadnock Family Services (MFS), becoming its chief executive officer in 1998. Ken retired from MFS in 2010 as CEO, and started his consulting business, Ken Jue & Associates. An accomplished consultant, Ken is committed to creating conditions that will improve the well-being and longevity of people experiencing mental illness. He has consulted with businesses, government agencies and communities in the U.S., Asia, the Pacific Rim, Europe and South America.

Ken received his B.A. from Trinity College, and Masters in Social Services Administration from Case-Western Reserve University. Following completion of his graduate-level education, Ken served as Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
 
With a career spanning more than 40 years in mental health services, Ken was recognized by Keene State College with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Human Letters in 2007.
 
In 2003 while CEO of MFS, he developed the award winning program, InSHAPE, to address the crisis of lifespan disparity for persons experiencing a serious mental illness. Ken is the program steward and consultant for InSHAPE. He has served on and continues to serve on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations, foundations and state commissions.
 

Rob Harris, Treasurer

Harris grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSChE degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Esso Research and Engineering Company (Now Exxon Mobile) and later received his MSChE and PhD in Chemical Engineering. In 1973 he joined The Standard Oil Company in Cleveland where he was a lead engineer and one of the project manager’s for the design and operation of the Trans Alyeska Pipeline. In 1988 he received a MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He founded several “start-up” companies which he later sold to accept a position as Vice President and General Manager of a business unit for AT&T International. After leaving AT&T in 1997, Harris joined Case Western Reserve University as a Professor with a joint appointment in the Business School and the Engineering School. In 2008, he and his wife, a defense civil litigation trial attorney, retired and moved to the Monadnock Region.

Harris enjoys teaching, cooking (he attended ICASI Culinary Institute in Cleveland), anything having to do with the outdoors and giving back to the community. He currently serves on the Marlborough, NH, Zoning Board, The Colonial Theatre Board, where he is Vice Chairman, and he is also teaching in the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong learning at Keene State College.
 

Sarah Kossayda, Secretary

Sarah works as the Communications and Evaluations Program Manager for Healthy Monadnock at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Connecticut and designed her own major in International Relations, which allowed her to study abroad three times. She quickly put her cultural adaptability skills to good use by accepting a position with a start-up software company that had her living in Portsmouth, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, and many hotels. She later settled herself in Boston and received her MBA from Simmons School of Management, an all-women’s business school. Next, she moved back to Keene and spent ten years at The MacMillin Company. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.
 
She was born and raised in Keene and is now a resident of Harrisville. She and her husband, Adam, have two young boys, and are forever in search of a full night’s sleep, good coffee, and someone to clean their house.
 
 
Robin Eichert
 

Patty Blake

Currently the Vice President, Senior Market Manager for People's United Bank, Patty has been a huge MUW supporter throughout her 29 years in banking. She served on the Allocations Committee for five years, two as the committee chair. Patty lives in Francestown with her husband David.

 

Katie Gardella

Katie is Founder of Prosper Fundraising Strategies is a full-service consulting firm specializing in major gifts, board and staff development, and development planning. For over 25 years, Katie has dedicated her career to helping nonprofit organizations build capacity, train volunteers, and raise resources to fulfill their missions for the betterment of their communities. 

A native of Michigan, Katie received a B.A. in history from Michigan State University. She started her nonprofit career in Washington D.C., working for the Washington National Cathedral and the National Parks Conservation Association. She then spent several years in Seattle, WA working for the Tacoma Art Museum and KPLU, a local public radio station. She moved to the Monadnock Region in 2003 and resides in Jaffrey.

An active community member, Katie has served on the board of Giving Monadnock and is currently on the board of Arts Alive.  She served on the Monadnock United Way Allocations Committee for four years.

 

Edward Guyot

 

Ruth Jacobs

 
Mike Kowalczyk
 
Mike has been employed at Markem-Imaje for 15 years. In that time Mike has held various engineering management positions with the current being the Global Software Process Architect. This position involves travel to France, England, and India working to improve the effectiveness of the software development team at each site. Mike is originally from the mid-West where he received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio and his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the Ohio State University.
 
Prior to moving to Keene, Mike, his wife Sue, and three boys lived in Rochester, NY where Mike worked for the Eastman Kodak company in various engineering positions.
 
Mike has been involved with various volunteer/non-profit groups over the years: MUW Allocations Committee, St Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Pathways for Keene, and St. Christopher’s Parish Council (Rochester, NY). Mike enjoys traveling, golfing, biking, snowshoeing, hiking, and brewing beer.
 
 
Erik Murphy
 

Bill Stevens

Bill was born in Keene, NH and raised in neighboring Swanzey, NH. After graduation from Monadnock Regional High School in 1987, he attended Keene State College as a non-matriculated student while beginning his career as an Assistant Manager at Aubuchon Hardware in Winchester, NH. He was promoted to Store Manager and subsequently moved to Ware, MA where he remained for 8 years. He switched companies and moved back home to the Keene area, while going to work at Brown and Roberts ACE Hardware in Bellows Falls, VT. In May of 2006, he changed careers joining WorldWide Computer Solutions in Keene as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Bill has served the Keene and Bellows Falls communities through numerous organizations and positions including the Keene Rotary Club, Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, Parks Place Community Resource Center, and the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bill has served the Monadnock United Way as Campaign Team Captain, Allocations Committee Member, and Allocations Committee Chairperson.