Basic Needs Advisory Council



Basic Needs Advisory Council Members

Throughout the year, United Way works to make an impact on the health, education and financial stability of residents in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties who are living on the edge. Our goal is to help improve lives and build stronger Chippewa Valley communities. However, we understand that this cannot happen if residents do not first have their basic needs met. This is why we partner and invest in community organizations focused on meeting the basic needs of residents by ensuring access to food, shelter and medical care. As part of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s community impact model, the Basic Needs Advisory Council is a volunteer council made up of professionals from the public and private financial sectors, human services, and secondary training institutions. 


Marc Goulet (Chair)
   Interim Associate Dean and Professor College of the Arts & Sciences
  UW- Eau Claire

Justin Searles (Vice-Chair)
   Site Facility Manager
    ISS Facility Services

Mike Cohoon
   Associate Pastor
   Landmark Christian Church

Jeni Haddad
Director of Domestic Violence Program 
Family Support Center in Chippewa Falls

Kathy Manor
Supervisor, Low-Income Assistance
Xcel Energy

Heather Pearson
   Associate Director, Admissions
  UW- Eau Claire

Roberta Rasmus
   Community Member

Kristin Renneke
Family Support Center
Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

Kira Sullivan
 Community Development Case Manager
Goodwill Industries

Tom Wagner
   Transit Manager
   Eau Claire Transit