Mission, Vision, and Service Area


The United Way works in our community to increase the capacity of people to care for one another. 


The United Way of the Mark Twain Area empowers all individuals to achieve their potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives. 

Service Area

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area works to assist individuals in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby Counties in Missouri.

Board of Directors

Roy Hark, Board Chair  

Retired City of Hannibal   

Jill Janes, Vice President Campaign 

Missouri Department of Education  

Doug Aeilts, Vice President Planning
Northeast Power  

Maria Mundle, Vice President Allocations 

Hannibal Public Schools  

Denise Damron, Secretary 

United Way Executive Director   

Jim Humphreys, Treasurer 

Luck, Humphreys, & Associates

Scott Boehmer, Member


Jeff Curl, Member 

Curl, Hark, and Holiday LLC

Joel Dant, Member  

Retired - HR Professional   

Dave Dexheimer, Member 

Hannibal LaGrange University  

Chad Ford, Member 

Commerce Bank  

Ed Foxall, Member

Retired - Media Professional  

Justin Gibson, Member 

Benson Financial Group 

Forrest Gossett, Member 

Salt River Journal   

Tracie Hark, Member 

NEMO Ambulatory Surgery Center  

Crystal Hawk, Member 

Cary, Welch, Hickman, & Hawk LLP   

Donna Heiser, Member 

F&M Bank and Trust Co.   

Rhonda Leake, Member 

HNB Bank   

Dawn Lowery, Member  

US Bank   

Richard Tubleson, Member
General Mills


Denise Damron, Executive Director

Denise joined the United Way in February of 2018. As a native of Northeast Missouri, she is passionate about creating change to positively impact the community. Her husband Dakota works as a police officer in Palmyra and her daughter Hannah goes to school in Palmyra. They live in Rural Hannibal.


Teresa Niemeyer, Administrative Assistant

Teresa joined the United Way of the Mark Twain Area in October 1996. Her duties are data entry, accounts receivable, and the daily tasks to make the office run as smoothly as possible. She enjoys meeting and working with all the community. Teresa resides in Hannibal with her husband Joe and her 4 children.