Kevin joined the United Way of Southeastern Idaho in February of 2019 as the CEO. He brings past experience in both the education and social impact sector both internationally and domestically having worked in both Uganda and Chile. Kevin moved to SE Idaho from Omaha, NE with his family. Prior to this role he directed federal grant programs related to college access for first-generation students and also directed community programs funded by the United Way in Omaha related to financial stability for adults. In his free time he and his family love exploring the national parks, hiking, biking, and getting outside into nature. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find Kevin avidly cheering on his Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team!
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Margaret has served as executive director of United Way of Southeastern Idaho since 2004. Prior to joining United Way, she led resource development with Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, helping PNHS secure Community Development Financial Institution status. Margaret practiced law and later served as the Director of Pro Bono Services with Utah Legal Services as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah School of Law. Though she enjoyed helping clients achieve success through the practice of law, she came to United Way to be part of effecting long-lasting change leading to better lives for many people. Little known fact about Margaret—she still harbors a great love for tater tot hotdish from her upbringing in Minnesota.
Data & Communications VISTA
Rainbow will be joining our staff in early September 2018 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer.
Molly is a native of Southeastern Idaho. She attended Idaho State University earning her degree in psychology. To add to her experience at ISU she participated in The Centennial Committee and The National Psychology Honor Society. Molly began working in her chosen field directly after graduation. For six years, she committed to and enjoyed helping those in need through her work. Volunteering as a CASA advocate and an active member of The District 6 Mental Health Panel, Molly stayed involved in the community she served as a professional and shared as a member. Her next pursuit shifted her focus to operations management for a multi-faceted company with three locations whose reach crossed the border to Canada. In the five years Molly worked in an office setting, she developed policies and procedures to help expand business. When she isn’t working, she and her family enjoy going to a variety of community events, taking road trips, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Idaho.
Director of imPACT East Idaho
Felice Otero is the Director of imPACT East Idaho. Felice originally came to United Way in March of 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and joined the United Way of Southeastern Idaho as a full-time staff member in February of 2018. Her prior work was in Higher Education in the Student Services sector, and includes experience at five different colleges and universities in Idaho, Massachusetts and Wisconsin in the areas of Admissions, Financial Aid, Orientation, First Year Experience, and Housing and Residential Life. It is through this work that Felice found her passion for helping students transition through the college experience and gain their degrees. This work continues at the United Way where she is coordinating collaborative efforts with other community leaders to increase our success across the Cradle to Career Continuum. Felice holds a BA from Carroll University and a MA from Boston College. In her spare time she likes to travel, read, hike, garden, and spend time with her feisty miniature schnauzer Pixie!
Resource Development Associate
Kelly joined UWSEI in August 2018 as the Resource Development Associate. Prior to that, she worked for Girl Scounts of Silver Sage for 6 years. She was also a Realtor for 15 years and loved helping buyers and sellers, especially first time buyers. She has a AAS Degree in Computer Programming (4.0 GPA). With her degree she worked for the INL as computer support to the Department of Energy for 10years. Before college she worked at a data processing center for Key Bank for 7 years.
Kelly has lived in Pocatello all her life (except for a few months). She loves Pocatello and East Idaho, most of all she enjoys the people! She likes being near the mountains. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children, 9 grandchildren, mom, and friends. She also like traveling, going to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone Park, Redfish Lake and Disneyland! Her favorite season is fall!