Joe Luginbill – Chairman and CEO
Joe founded the Luginbill Children’s Foundation in December of 2016. He brings compassion and vision to the organization and its mission. Joe serves as a member of the Eau Claire Board of Education, and has worked as a support professional with migrant families and for the Strengthening Families Program in Eau Claire County. In 2016, he was selected as a Social Good Fellow for UNA-USA. In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Joe is the Co-Chair of the Eau Claire Children’s Poverty Task Force and a member of the United Way Education Advisory Council. Luginbill is the youngest elected official in the history of Eau Claire County and a member of the National Young Elected Officials Network. Joe’s education includes North High School the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (current). As a caseworker, nonprofit leader, and elected official, Joe works to improve the lives of children and families in Wisconsin.
Reverend Sandra McKinney – Interfaith Chaplain
Sandra is an ordained minister who recently retired from serving Unity Christ Center in Eau Claire for 13 years. Prior to church ministry, she was a Prayer Chaplain at Silent Unity, located at Unity’s headquarters in Kansas City, MO, a 24/7 prayer ministry. Her eclectic background includes marketing, sales, writing, publishing and counseling for children, couples and families. “I believe in the inner power and wisdom that resides within every child; guiding children to connect to those inner resources brings Light to the world, one child at a time.” Sandra is currently a County Board Supervisor in Eau Claire County, serving on the Human Services and Aging/Disability Resource Center Boards in that capacity. In 2017, she was elected President of Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope (JONAH).
Katy Hackworthy – Director of Youth Disability Programming
Katy is passionate about working with youth with special needs. She first started volunteering with individuals with disabilities with her father when she was ten years old, which enriched her life in immeasurable ways and sparked a desire in her to make a difference in the lives of others. Katy is studying Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She enjoys spending her time working as a Personal Care Worker and as program assistant at a day service program called Bridge for Community Life in Hudson, WI. Katy coordinates the Youth Experience Program for the foundation.