Board of Directors



Lindsay Owens - Washington Times Herald - Chair

Kara Shaffer-Daviess Community Hospital- Vice Chair

Jordan Sherman- NASCO- Treasurer



Grant Swartzentruber, Attorney at Law, LLC

J.D., Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2009; B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2005; Bar Licesnse:  Ohio-2009; Indiana-2009

Campaign Chairman - 2013; Board of Directors, 2012 to present

I appreciate the mission of the group, the makeup of the board and the commitment to meeting community needs in the areas of health,education and income.  I like that the local Board determines how funds are allocated to various agencies and have been impressed by the work accomplished by the Agencies in our community.  I look forward to narrowing the focus and expertise of our group!


Lisa Klopfenstein, Grain Processing Corporation, Human Resource Manager

B.S., Goshen College; A.S. Vincennes University

Involved with United Way for all 18 years at GPC and Day of Caring for 15+ years; Board member, 2000 to present; Allocation Committee Chairperson

I like being a part of something that impacts our community not onlytoday, but in the many years to come.  Everyone on the Board is passionate about the work and they really work.  The Board is very active, not just there to make motions and vote.  We have honest discussion about decisions made that impact our community.


Jordan Sherman, NASCO Industries  

Graduate of Indiana University-Kelley School of Business; Accounting Manager at NASCO Industries

Board member since October 2017

"I heard about United Way when I attended the DC Leadership Program. I learned about the big impact United Way has for our community and

the effect this organization has on the lives of our citizens. I will be serving on the Finance Committee. "

I'm married. My interests are golf, soccer, IU Sports, and outdoors.


Patty Ball, Daviess County Auditor

Level 2 Certified Assessor; Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician

Participated in annual fundraising and personally donated for years.  As Aditor, our office helped in the distribution of information for the campaign last year

I have volunteered for years with one of the partner agencies and have seen what a difference that agency make in the community.  I was excited to learn that United Way supported that Agency.  I like that the money raised is used locally.

Serving on the Board will allow me to become even more knowledgeable of ways to support the partner agencies.  I look forward to learning abaout other opportunities to expand and support our community through teamwork and increasing available funds as well as guiding the use of those dollars raised.





Melinda Berry, Department of Child Services

Graduate of North Daviess High School; BS Degree in Social Work from Indiana State University Supporter for over 36 years; Past Board Member of United Way; Active member of the Community Impact Committee since 2017

"Being a board member of Daviess County United Way allows me to give back to my community while supporting the vision & mission of United Way. I feel it is important to advocate for local agencies & being on the Community Impact Committee allows me to use my work knowledge & partnership in assisting agencies success."


Kara Schaffer, Daviess Community Hospital, HR Generalist

Graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (IUPUI) – BS in Human Resources and Management

Human Resources Generalist at Daviess Community Hospital since August 2012.

UW Board Member - 2017, Impact Committee Member- 2017, Vision Committee Member – 2017

Supporter of UW since 2012

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board.  Although I am new, I am eager and enthusiastic about making a difference in our community and paving the way for a bright future through the UW’s focus on health, education, and income. “

Lindsey Owens, Washington Times Herald

Graduate of Vincennes University – A.S. Journalism concentration and Indiana University – B.A. Journalism, historical studies minor

St.Mary of the Woods – WED teaching program to mentor youth

Employed as Reporter/editor at Washington Times Herald

Also helps to operate the family farm

“I learned about United Way through Day of Caring in 2013. Since I love being involved in community events like 4-H, March of Dimes, WISH program at Lena Dunn, Graduation and many more, United Way provides me with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in Daviess and surrounding counties. I enjoy being on the ground level of making positive changes.”