The Board of Directors of United Way of Erie County consists of many diverse people. The Board Members volunteer their time, energy and resources to oversee the organization.
Treasuer/CFO- Huron City Schools
Retired, Sandusky Newspaper Group
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sandusky Police Department, Lieutenant, Commander Support Bureau, Detective & Narcotic Bureau
Peter Kowalski, Jr.,
Chair - Community Impact Committee and Safety Net Committee
Mack Iron Works, Co., Vice President
Peter Kowalski and his wife of 34 years, Marsha, live in Perkins Township where they raised their two (2) sons. Mr. Kowalski is Vice President of the Mack Iron Works Company and has been with Mack Iron since October of 1983. He graduated from The Ohio State University in September of 1983 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Kowalski is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Mr. Kowalski has been a member of the United Way of Erie County (UWEC) Board of Directors since 2001, serving as Board President from 2009-2011. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Community Impact-Allocations Committee and the Safety Net Impact Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. Mr. Kowalski recently served two (2) terms as President of the Kiwanis Club of Sandusky (2013-2015), is a member of the Leadership Erie County (LEC, formerly LEADS) Curriculum Committee and the Governance Committee of Sandusky Central Catholic School (SCCS). He is also currently a member of the SCCS Education Foundation Board of Directors and has served on the SCCS Board of Directors for seven years, including five years as the Board’s President (2004-2009). He is involved in ministry committees of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky, including the Finance Council and Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Peter was recently appointed to the Bellevue Hospital Board of Trustees. Mr. Kowalski is a past member of the Sandusky Catholic Community Strategic Planning Steering Committee and is past Chairman of the Erie County Human Resources Association (ECHRA), past president of the Sandusky Chapter of the International Management Council (IMC), The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Erie County, and the LEADS Alumni Association. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sandusky YMCA and also served on the Perkins School district’s FACTS advisory committee in 2005.
Chair - Health Committee
Manager, Business Development
Firelands Regional Medical Center
Former Director of the Erie County Volunteer Center
Leadership Erie County
Erie County Board of DD
AT-LARGE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Kevin Kiefer - Finance Committee
John Orzech - Community Impact Committee
Janice Warner - Community Impact Committee
Sue Dougherty - Health Committee
Chris Williams - Health Committee
United Way of Erie County seeks individuals to join our many committees to enhance the knowledge and expertise of the Board. Once selected and approved, interested persons are appointed as at-large committee members and assigned to a Committee of the Board. While there are no term limits for at-large committee members, their participation is reviewed annually.