Leigh Hanson- Executive Director and CEOLeigh

Leigh Hanson has been with United Way for three years and is also a 26-year veteran educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. She has taught in public and private schools as well as home educating her own children for many years.

Mrs. Hanson enjoys community outreach and working with both adults and children through United Way’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Mentoring program, the STEM United Youth Project, as well as through church and ECKAN volunteerism. She is the mother of six children: three in college and three enrolled in USD 290.  She, her husband Jerad, and children reside at a small farm here in Franklin County.

You may contact Mrs. Hanson by emailing her at or calling her cell phone (913) 226-8607.

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