Kelly Brenneman, Executive Director

Kelly was named Executive Director effective October 1, 2015, after joining United Way in April 2015 in a newly created position as Director of Resource Development.  She has a strong understanding of the organization’s mission and goals as she was the former Executive Director of the American Red Cross, a United Way partner agency, and was a past 2008 United Way Campaign Co-Chair.  As Executive Director, Kelly is focused on convening community partners to bring change in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.  A 2011 Leadership Knox graduate, Kelly Past President of the  Mount Vernon Rotary Club, Past President of Psi Iota Xi Philanthropic Sorority, and a Past President of Soroptomists.  Over the years, her community involvement has impacted the work of many local non-profit boards and committees. Kelly resides in Mount Vernon with her husband Charlie and has three married sons who’ve blessed her with 7 amazing grandchildren.

Dee Hoeflich, Office Manager

United Way welcomed Dee Hoeflich as Office Manager in 2017. Dee comes to us from the American Red Cross of Knox County where she worked for 11 years in range of different positions. Dee brings vast office management skills and great customer service expertise to our organization.

Lindsay Reasoner, Administrative Associate

Lindsay is a Knox County native, graduate of Mount Vernon High School, and resident of the village of Fredericktown. Joining the United Way team in Fall of 2019, she brings with her business experience, having worked as a bank teller, bookkeeper, and small business owner. She owns local beauty salon Envy Salon & Professional Airbrush Tanning and enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and dog. She hopes that through her work at United Way, she can connect with the community and help plan successful organized community events.


Halle Krajenski, Program Director 

Halle is a Knox County native. Halle graduated from Wittenberg University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Her passion for working with people was greatly inspired by her time working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), where she worked at a daytime center for individuals who were living with Schizophrenia. In 2015, she joined Knox County Head Start, where she has worked with families as an Advocate and accredited Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Practitioner. Halle joins The United Way of Knox County as Program Director with a passion for meeting people wherever they are in life and helping them to navigate the path to reaching their goals and fullest potential. She looks forward to supporting the community’s growth and vibrancy by working with the United Way’s partnering agencies, who contribute so much to the wellbeing of Knox County.