Executive Director
Julie Bugner-Smith

Julie Bugner-Smith is a native of Great Bend and has been actively involved int the area in business, church, and various organizations and activities.  Julie and her husband Mark farm west of Great Bend and have 2 children, Olivia and Pete.

Julie's experience is in previously operating her own business- from coordinating promotional events, marketing, community involvement and overall management.  Most importantly, Julie loves working with the local 19 agencies,their directors and the community . Her goal is to make a difference in the community.


Administrative Assistant
Paula Mauler

Paula works part-time and brings a wide variety of accounting and financial skills to the job.  She is married to Curt Mauler and they have two children, Sarah and Jenna.  Paula is a welcome addition and United Way of Central Kansas is excited to have her on board.


Office Coordinator
Charell Owings

Charell works part-time as the newest  member of the United Way family.  She and her husband, Jeremy, moved to the Great Bend area in 2011 along with their two dogs, Enzo & Ellie.  Charell has taken on the Social Media promotion for United Way and also assists in planning and organizing events that UWCK puts on, as well as office support.