Staff

President/CEO, Tom Olver

Tom joined the United Way staff in May 2012. He is a dynamic leader and seasoned professional with experience in organizational leadership and communications management, strategy development and implementation, fundraising, event planning and more. Tom serves as the staff liaison to the Executive Committee, and the Campaign/ Communications, Community Investment and Governance committees. He provides leadership and support to United Way volunteers and staff in Isabella and Gratiot Counties.

 

 

Director of Finance & Administration, Tina Gaillard

Tina joined the United Way staff in April 2009. She oversees the proper implemetation of financial policies, maintains the database and administrative procedures, prepares financial reports and manages daily office operations. Tina serves as the staff liaison to the Building & Finance committee, and provides financial management and administrative support for the organization.

 

Director of Development, Eli Hall

Eli joined the United Way staff in July 2015. With an inherited lifelong passion for service others, Eli will continue to advance United Way's mission of helping people achieve their potential through quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles. Born and raised in Alma, Eli is the daughter of Dr. James and Ann Hall. While growing up in Gratiot County, serving her community became a lifelong pursuit. With strong community ties, Eli focuses on creatively implementing United Way's ongoing development efforts, building relationships with donors, businesses, organizations and foundations to ensure that United Way has the necessary resources to invest in programs and services that help our friends and neighbors in Mid-Michigan.

 

Director of Community Engagement, Kari Creguer

Kari joined the United Way staff in August 2015. Born and raised in this community, Kari is raising a family of her own, which further ignites her passion for Isabella County and its people. She has eight years of various professional experience that has enabled her to excel at organizational, managerial and communication skills. Kari is responsible for the procurement of resources that are necessary to meet the ever changing needs of residents in Gratiot and Isabella Counties. Kari also provides administrative support to the United Way team.

 

 

Creative Director, Lindsey Miller

Lindsey joined the United Way staff in August 2015. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. Her skills include advertising, marketing/communications, design and photography. Lindsey has a passion for working with nonprofit organizations and traveling abroad. In addition to graphic design, Lindsey manages United Way's website and social media presence.

 

 

Intern, Emma Klak

Emma joined the United Way staff in June 2017. Originally from Western New York, Emma earned her undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo and is currently working towards her master's in Public Administration at Central Michigan University. Prior to moving to Michigan, Emma worked on the Buffalo Bills community relations team and volunteered for multiple nonprofit organizations in Western New York. Emma's intense passion and enthusiasm for community development serve as her driving forces for working with United Way.

 

Intern, Allison Laplatt

Allison joined the United Way staff in September 2017. She is a current senior at Central Michigan University, studying Public and Nonprofit Administration, and Environmental Studies. Allison is currently working on earning her Certified Nonprofit Professional certificate. Prior to United Way, Allison has worked for serveral environmental nonprofits, and has volunteered across the nation. Allison is passionate about working for organizations that make an impact and fighting for equality for all.