United Way of Laramie County Staff

Connie Sloan-Cathcart is the Executive Director of United Way of Laramie County. She represents the organization to the community, supports the Board of Directors and ensures our goals are met. She graduated from Slippery Rock State College in Pennsylvania. Connie has served on the Board of Cheyenne LEADS and both the Cheyenne Kiwanis Board and Foundation Board. She served on the Cheyenne Transit Public Transit Advisory Board and she reviews grants for the Division of Victim's Services. Connie served on the Board of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network and is their past president. She is the Past President of the Zonta Club
of Cheyenne.

"Our United Way is such a joyful place to be; we are connecting folks to the ways they want to give back to make a difference right here. When I was a kid, my mom 'ran ambulance'. Our small-town area had all volunteer ambulance and fire departments. She was on the team that presented to United Way for their funding, back in the 70's. She taught CPR for the American Red Cross. I washed dishes for our local Meals On Wheels in the summer when I was in Junior High. It was also all volunteer and run out of the firehouse. I've always gravitated to ways I can feel I'm part of something bigger than myself. 2018 will be my 20th year with United Way. I can't imagine anyplace more rewarding."

Rod Hottle is the Community Impact Coordinator for United Way of Laramie County. As such, he is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with the staff support of United Way of Laramie County's community impact operations to include grants, Outcome Measurement, community initiatives, partnerships and ongoing community associations. Rod retired from the United States Air Force after a 26-year career in 2003. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in May 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a commission in the United States Air Force. Rod also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Crystal Shearer is the Controller for the United Way of Laramie County. She is responsible for directing financial activities and coordinating with the Executive Director and Treasurer on all financial matters. She has a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance through University of North Carolina-Wilmington and pursuing her MBA in Strategic Leadership. She also serves in the Air Force Reserves at Scott AFB, IL and moved to Cheyenne 4 years ago with her husband who is stationed at FE Warren AFB. "I developed a passion for non-profit work years ago when I helped at my first Habitat for Humanity build site. I enjoy helping people and ensuring they have the skills and resources needed for success!"

Jordan Crotsenberg is the Coordinator Relations Manager/ Data Specialist for the United Way of Laramie County. She works with businesses and community resources around town to implement Employee Campaigns, giving members of the community the opportunity to give back in an easy way. She also supports United Way by providing data support for the United Way of Laramie County team. Jordan grew up in Cheyenne and attended the University of Wyoming. Jordan has been volunteering in the Laramie County community from a young age and has a passion for investing into the city of Cheyenne. "I am proud to be a part of the United Way of Laramie County team. I believe in what our community can do to come together and find solutions to the problems we have. That is why I am also a proud donor."

Caroline Gerber is the Director of Resource Development for United Way of Laramie County. She develops and executes strategies that maintain and expand the base of charitable giving and implements the Major and Leadership Giving Programs for United Way of Laramie County. Caroline received her BA in Psychology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She returned to Cheyenne after graduating and was employed by the Department of Family Services where she worked to establish safety and permanency for families involved in abuse and neglect cases. In 2015, Caroline was crowned Miss Wyoming USA, she competed at the nationally televised Miss USA, and had opportunities to speak about foster care and the needs of families in her community.

"I worked with the Department of Family Services prior to joining our team. I am proud to work for and donate to United Way of Laramie County because I have seen firsthand the impact our program partners make in the community and in children and families' lives."

Catherine Villnave is the Community Schools Resource Coordinator for the United Way of Laramie County. She is launching the Community Schools strategy, an initiative that organizes community resources around student success, at Cole Elementary and Hebard Elementary Schools. She loves working with young people and has served students as an after-school provider, classroom teacher, and district administrator. She has a BA degree in Political Science from The George Washington University and an MS degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She is originally from Salt Lake City, UT. When not working, Catherine and her wife Hannah enjoy being outdoors, seeing family, and taking road trips around the country.


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