United Way of Adams County, Inc.

Community Building Volunteers

 The United Way Community Building Council (CBC) guides the development of programs, partnerships and collaborations working to make Adams County a region where children are born healthy, students are prepared to succeed in school, youth are on track for success in college or career after high school and families/individuals can manage basic needs and save for the future. CBC members are community leaders representing local businesses, foundations, human service providers, education, healthcare and government.


Jennifer Winking
Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus
Adam Hendrian
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Brent Babyak
Prince Agri Products
Barb Baker Chapin
Transitions of Western Illinois
Jill Arnold Blickhan
Community Foundation
Jerrod Welch
Adams County Health Department
Mike Elbe
John Wood Community College
Megan Duesterhaus
Amy Looten
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Marcel Wagner
Great River Economic Development Foundation
Emily Robbearts
United Way of Adams County
Tom Miller, MD
SIU Quincy Family Medicine 
Blanche Shoup
Workforce Investment Board
Julie Shephard
Blessing Health System
Kyle Moore
Mayor, City of Quincy
Sharon Tweedell
CFM Foundation
Roy Webb
Quincy Public School District
Kelle Bunch
Liberty Community Unit School District
Erica Douglas
United Way of Adams County
Mike McLaughlin
Two Rivers Regional Council
Chip Campbell
Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL

Reporting to the CBC are three Leadership Delegations (LD) each focusing on one of the three building blocks of a good life – Education, Income and Health. Serving on the delegations are program supervisors/staff working on the front lines in each of these sectors. By serving on a leadership delegation, these experts encourage networking, collaboration and partnerships across the sector.

The focus and structure of the Delegations have evolved based on unique needs of the sector. Each group oversees the work of an Impact Area Initiative developed as a result of program gaps identified by the delegation. The Health Delegation also advises a number of Community Solution Teams (CST) working on very specific community issues. In some cases, the CSTs are new groups and in other cases, existing groups/coalitions are affiliated as a CST to provide stronger collaboration and prevent duplication of efforts. An example of this can be seen in the affiliation of the All Our Kids (AOK) Coalition and the Substance Abuse Coalition.  More than 150 volunteers are actively involved in this work.

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