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Annual Campaign Chairs and Cabinet

2022 Campaign Chairs

Casey and Keith Knepp

Casey and Keith Knepp

Casey Knepp, B.S., RRT

Casey Knepp is a Program Manager at PointCore Network Services here in Peoria, serving clients both locally and in surrounding states in the field of Network Infrastructure for Healthcare. She began her career as a Respiratory Therapist working in Critical Care and Inpatient Education for many years prior to transitioning to Healthcare Information Technology.

Casey received her undergraduate degree from Greenville College, in Greenville, Illinois after finishing her Registered Respiratory Therapy program at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. In addition to her healthcare career, Casey owned LOOP Cycling for many years and spent many hours as a Spinning instructor. Her love of cycling connected her with many people in the Peoria community who also enjoyed fitness.

Keith Knepp, M.D., MBA

Dr. Keith Knepp serves as President & CEO of UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois. He began his clinical career as a physician in Eureka, Illinois in 2000, then came to Methodist Medical Center in Peoria in 2007 to join the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Knepp received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and completed medical school at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria. In 2016 he received his Certified Physician Executive certification from the American Association for Physician Leadership, and in 2019 completed his MBA through the University of Massachusetts. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

Dr. Knepp has served in various leadership positions, including as Medical Staff President of Methodist Medical Center and Eureka Community Hospital. His community service activities have included volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events and delivering and coordinating medical care and educational activities in Haiti. He is a member of the Central Illinois Easter Seals Board of Directors.

Keith and Casey live in Peoria. They are especially proud of their children, Emily, Ross, Grant, Galen, Grayson and Callie and love every minute they can find with their family. They also enjoy music, reading, traveling, good food and just about anything outdoors.

Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign Cabinet

The Campaign Cabinet is a group of leaders dedicated to engaging the community for a successful annual campaign.

Campaign Co-Chairs
Casey Knepp, PointCore Network Services
Dr. Keith Knepp, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

Campaign Vice Chairs
Brent Eichelberger, Commerce Bank
Renee Eichelberger, Community Volunteer

Caterpillar Employee United Way Appeal
Erika Kempf, Caterpillar

Pacesetters Division
Jami Truelove, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Heart of Illinois
Patrick Ferrell, RLI

Pillars Society Chairs
Heidi Mamer, Community Volunteer
Matthew Mamer, CEFCU

Tocqueville Society Chairs
Erica Ray, Summit Family Therapy PLLC
Brian Ray, PNC

Industry Divisions

Architects and Engineers Division
Bryce Beckstrom, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Vance Jordan III, Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Jamie Moehling, Keith Engineering Design, Inc.

Business/Retail Services Division
Donald Reid, Community Volunteer
Miles Colwell, Commerce Bank
Michael Keene, Ameren Illinois

Construction/Manufacturing Division
Cody Gerdes, River City Construction, LLC
Sandy Kostouros, Morton Buildings
John McKinley, Vestolit

Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Division
Kevin Anderson, PNC
Patrick Ferrell, RLI
Susan Jasinski, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Legal Division
Thomas Dennis, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Mitch Gilfillan, Quinn Johnston

Medical Division
Patricia Bash, Community Volunteer
Michelle Carrothers, OSF HealthCare
Darlene Violet, Community Volunteer

Service Industries Division
Thomas Bruch, Community Volunteer
Deric Kimler, Central Illinois FRIENDS of PWA, Inc.
Nathan Thomas, Bradley University

Union Treasuries Division
Clint Drury, West Central Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council
Bill Stieglitz, Plasterers Cement Masons Local 18