You know the tag line, but do you know what that means?

To Live United means to work together to solve problems in our community. We focus on four core areas that will help people improve their lives and make our community better. We believe healthy communities need builders, weavers and warriors. Where do you fit in? How do you live united?


Our mission

Mobilizing community resources to help people measurably improve their lives.


Our vision

Be our community's leader in identifying pressing needs and then partner with those who will help meet the needs and bring about long-term sustainable solutions.

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Core Values



We carefully consider new ideas. We make calculated decisions, based on research. We are intentional and focused on the organization’s mission.



We say thank you everyday! We are thankful for our differences. We are thankful for our victories and defeats. In every thing – we give thanks.



We are accountable to our donors, our partners and each other. There are no excuses. We do not have a victim mentality. We will own our duties and decisions.



We adapt well to change. We are flexible in our ways. We allow teachable moments and don’t let circumstances define us.



We are genuine. We speak candidly to each other – always with respect. We are honest and open with our donors and partners.



Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

We believe people need access to health care, mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment in order to improve their overall chances of prosperity.

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Safety Net

Food, Shelter and Clothing

We believe people need food, shelter and clothing in order to be positioned for improvement.

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Workforce Development

Training, Transportation and Child Care

Workforce Development

We believe people need skills, training, proper equipment, reliable transportation and childcare in order to advance their career opportunities.

Youth Development

Youth Development

We believe children need safe, stable, active and fun environments to learn, grow, adapt and succeed.

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Join The United Way Team

Bring your passion, talents and strengths to Accenture because being you works. At United Way Careers, you can explore your passions, cultivate your skills and innovate with some of the coolest projects you can imagine.

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Explore Current Opportunities

WHIRE Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist with WHIRE - Wayne Holmes Information Referral Exchange. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include: answering the WHIRE hotline, assisting callers with local resources, logging and tracking calls in our database, updating the resource list and helping spread the word about the service.

Must have a passion and desire to help people and a friendly phone voice. Hours are flexible. We will train you and give you all of the tools to effectively and efficiently help people in need.

If interested please email, subject line: WHIRE or call us at 330-264-5576.

Financial Accountability

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties operates with the highest standards of professionalism, accountability and transparency in our stewardship of contributor dollars and financial management.

United Way is committed to maintaining the most effective financial control practices available to ensure that any type of financial impropriety is prevented or quickly identified and appropriately addressed.

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Our Staff And Board

United Way Staff

Katie Koglman

Katie Koglman

Executive Director


1 year of service

“I believe that we all have talents, treasures and time to give away in order to leave future generations with more and better opportunities. I believe that giving of myself and sharing the gifts God has granted me, not only empowers me, but also those around me. Working at United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties allows me to share my gifts and be enriched and blessed by all those with whom paths we cross.”

Lisa Nyhart Staff

Lisa Nyhart

Director of Finance and Operations


21 years of service

“Giving and volunteering, being an active participant in my community is how I Live United.”

Carrolyn Salazar Staff

Carrolyn Salazar

Manager of Public Relations


1 1/2 years of Service

“I LIVE UNITED by working hard daily to do good so that others can do good. The agencies we support in our community are the boots on the ground. I am motivated daily by the work we are doing at United Way to help those in our community that need it most.”

Aleeta Mc Grew

Aleeta McGrew

Office Administrator



United Way Board of Directors

H Stewart Fitz Gibbon III Board

H. Stewart Fitz Gibbon III


Geauga Savings Bank

Amberly Wolf Board

Amberly Wolf

Vice President

Wayne Savings Community Bank


I am able to financially support many organizations by working through United Way. I am able to volunteer and advocate for so many programs that improve our community!

Pam Zanone

Pam Zanone

Ex Officio

United Titanium, Inc.

Member since 2012

"I'm honored to serve the United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties and thankful to be part...”

Board Members

Greg Buehler Board

Greg Buehler

Community Member

Dan Calvin Board

Dan Calvin

Critchfield, Critchfield and Johnston

Michelle Cerminero Board

Michele Cerminaro


Lorna Edmondson Board

Lorna Edmondson

Dometic Corporation

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Jennifer Fox

PNC Financial Services

Jenni Griffin Board

Jenni Griffin

The College of Wooster

Mark Harvey Board

Marc Harvey

Commercial and Savings Bank

I appreciate this organization that exists for the enrichment of others and the greater good of our community.

Danielle Lehman Board

Danielle Lehman

Wayne Insurance Group

Cameron Maneese Board

Cameron Maneese

Retired Social Worker

United Way allows me to play an active roll in my community. Supporting our children and families is very important to me!

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Mike McClintock

McClintock Electric

Scott Myers Board

Scott Myers

City of Wooster Councilman

Ron Schlegel

Ron Schlegel

Board Member



Darla Stitzlein Board

Darla Stitzlein

Holmes County Education Foundation

I'm hopeful that through my advocacy of United Way that I can bring more educational programming to Holmes County so our residents can improve themselves and their communities.

Contact Us


215 South Walnut Street,
Wooster, OH 44691

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M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm

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