Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Our Staff


Barry Lessow, Executive Director
barry (at)
  /  ext. 15

Contact me about organizational policies, practices, and accountability, advocacy, member agency certifications and funding, nonprofit resources, research and statistics, relationships with other United Ways, and press comments.


Liz Feitl, AFL-CIO Community Service Liaison
liz (at)
  /  ext. 17

Contact me about displaced worker services, organized labor services, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, and the NonProfit Alliance training, outreach, and networking committee. 


Chris Hazel, Finance Director
chris (at)
  /  ext. 12

Contact me about donation pledges, donor designations, NAP credits, invoice or billing questions, and tax receipts.


Jennifer Hottell, Community Engagement Director
jenn (at)  /  ext. 10

Contact me about website content, marketing, obtaining a logo, media inquiries, agency and program outcomes, and special projects.


Amy Leyenbeck, 
Community Initiatives Director

amy (at)  /  ext. 11

Contact me about Free Community Tax Service, Dollars and Sense, Let's Read, Real Men Read, Kindergarten Countdown, Road Map to Success, High School Plus Coalition, and the Financial Stability Alliance. 



Shawna Meyer-Niederman, Grant Coordinator
shawna (at) / ext. 27



Sarah Taylor, Resource Development Director
sarah (at)
  /  ext. 13

Contact me about workplace campaigns, making individual or corporate donations, and other ways of supporting United Way of Monroe County.


Zachary Thomas, Resource Development and Special Projects Administrator
zac (at) / ext. 16

Contact me about the Indiana University United Way Campaign.


Additional Contact Information
United Way of Monroe County, Inc.
441 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 334-8370
FAX: (812) 334-8387


Zaria Steen, Community Initiatives VISTA, zsteen (at)

Stacey Weidemann, Community Engagement Associate, stacey (at)

Alice Wu, Finance Intern



NonProfit Alliance Co-Coordinator [npa (at)]


  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington