Our Staff

Meet Our Team

Andrew's Photo 8.20.19

Executive Director

Andrew Rickauer

Andrew Rickauer joined United Way of Marquette County as the Executive Director in August 2019. Andrew is an NMU graduate prior to attaining an MBA at Northern Arizona University.  He brings over 20 years of business experience and a lifetime of community volunteering and involvement to the United Way. Andrew is always looking for new ways to reach out and help the community. A longtime resident of Marquette, Andrew enjoys skiing, trail running and biking with his wife Krystyna and their three girls.

Email: arickauer@uwmqt.org
Phone: 906-226-8171 x 302


Program Coordinator

Holly Michelin

Holly Michelin joined United Way of Marquette County as the Program Coordinator 2021. Holly is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Holly serves on the board for the Zonta Club of the Marquette Area and enjoys giving back to the community in her personal time and through her work. Born & raised in Ishpeming, Holly now lives in Negaunee with her husband, Erik, and their dog, Cooper. She enjoys traveling, reading, crafting, and exploring the U.P.

Email: hmichelin@uwmqt.org
Phone: 906-226-8171 x 300

Megan O’Connor (left) and Alyson Sundberg (right) 

Photo courtesy of Molly Jo Photography

2023-24 Campaign Co-Chairs
Alyson Sundberg and Megan O'Connor

United Way of Marquette County introduces campaign co-chairs:
Alyson Sundberg & Megan O’Connor

Alyson Sundberg is the Market Director of Risk Management for UP Health System Marquette/Bell/Portage. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration. Sundberg has been with UP Health System for 24 years and has worked with EMS in Marquette County for over thirty years. She is originally from the Ishpeming area and has participated in a variety of service clubs and local organizations. “Watching all of the people in our community contribute their time through Yoopers United or their donations to the various partners within the United Way of Marquette County is so humbling. The amount of care and concern shared is beautiful knowing that everyone is working towards making life a better place for so many.”

Megan O’Connor is the Outreach and Development Specialist at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). She has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Northern Michigan University. Megan spent her early years in Manistique before moving downstate. In 2015, she returned to the Upper Peninsula. In her free time, Megan likes to work and volunteer. When not at the LSCP, she works at WZMQ 19 as a News Contributor, at the Southshore Fishing Association as the Marketing Coordinator, and at St. Peter’s Cathedral as a Cantor. Megan actively participates in Connect Marquette, the Marquette County Veteran Alliance, and loves volunteering for Marquette County-wide events. Megan says, “Serving the Marquette community is an honor and a privilege and, as the youngest UWMC campaign co-chair, I am excited to be a part of the United Way campaign for the 2023-24 season.”

Sundberg and O’Connor have set a campaign goal of $400,000. They will be visiting local workplaces throughout the fall to encourage donations and provide information about the local impact of your donations in our community. If you would like to schedule a visit for your workplace or organization, please contact UWMC Program Coordinator Holly Michelin at 906-226-8171 or hmichelin@uwmqt.org. 

United Way of Marquette County 2023-24 Board of Directors

Mike Angeli IIPresidentRetired, City of Marquette
Dr. Greg NyenVice PresidentMARESA
Linda St. ArnauldSecretaryRetired, BCBSM
Dave BlackTreasurerEmbers Credit Union
Mike Angeli III Lindberg & Sons
Shawn Beckman-OwsleyChair, Community Investment Committee Marquette Co. Title
Ann Crandell-Williams NMU
Richard Graybill Graybill & Meade, Attorneys at Law
Dana LaLonde MI AFL-CIO
Genevieve Morgan NMU
Gabe Seelen SEMCO
Suzanne Sharland-Hemmila UPHS Marquette
Ryan Stern MI Building Trades
Tim Wakkuri Peninsula Medical Center
Jennifer WieczorekChair, Campaign & Community Investment CommitteeUPHP
Karen Wuokko Retired, VAST Insurance