President & CEO
Contact Joe about: Workplace campaigns and funded partner information
Joe grew up in Louisville and moved to Elizabethtown in 1979. He was formerly employed by Accumetric/Soudal for twenty-eight years where he served as the Plant Manager and later as the Vice President of Operations. Joe has long supported UWCK. As a former Board Chair, his six years of involvement have allowed him to become very familiar with the work we do. In addition, Joe has also dedicated his time to the Hardin County School board, where he served as the Board Chair for two terms.
When Joe is not at the office, he can be found at the golf course, riding his motorcycle with his wife, Ramona, or spending time with his three children and 5 grandchildren.
Director of Development
Contact Christa about: Resource Development, Grant Opportunities, Campaign Planning & Implementation, Financials
Christa has been an integral part of the United Way team since 2012. From her initial role as administrative assistant, to Director of Operations, and two-time service as Interim CEO, she now serves as Director of Development. Christa is a Kentucky Colonel, a 2014 Leadership Hardin County graduate, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals national and Greater Louisville Chapter, Elizabethtown Noon Rotary, and a veteran volunteer artist with Via Colori. When she is not at United Way, Christa makes her home with her husband Mark in Western Hardin County and is an active photographer.
Communications & Events Manager
Contact Hunter about: pledge information, donor recognition, special events, fundraisers, marketing, communications, press releases and social media
Hunter joined UWCK as a 2019 graduate of the University of Kentucky. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Science along with a minor in Psychology. Hunter adds her excellent interpersonal skills to the team. Hunter has a strong work ethic, highly organized and pays close attention to detail. These are skills she learned while working as a law clerk in a busy Lexington law firm. Throughout high school and college, she also has worked closely with numerous community service organizations such as the Refuge Clinic through her church and as a Mentor at College Mentors for Kids. She also supports The Nest, the Hope Center and Chrysalis House.
Hunter moved to Elizabethtown in January of 2019 to complete an internship at Elizabethtown Schools’ Panther Place, where she taught second grade. She is enjoying meeting new people and making new connections. When she is not organizing events with United Way, she enjoys weekends at the lake, attending sporting events, photography and spending time with her large family.
Contact Rachel about: day-to-day business operations
Rachel rejoins the UWCK team as office administrator. Rachel first became involved with UWCK as an Americorp Vista from November 2013 – 2014 and has served as a member of our Marketing Committee since 2013.
Rachel hails from Kansas City, Missouri, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University in Communication Management. Much of her career has been in the Marketing and Printing industry, working for companies such as: J.P. Morgan Chase Asset and Wealth Management and Andrews McMeel Publishing. Since moving to Elizabethtown in 2011, she has worked as a freelance graphic designer and recently acquired her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate.
In her spare time, she enjoys teaching yoga, photography, piano, painting and is famous for her cooking skills.