Board of Directors

The Board members contribute strategically to the direction of the United Way by reviewing organizational performance against our vision and mission. The board is representative of a cross-section of our community. Members are recruited annually, usually after having already supported the work of the organization in some significant capacity.

The composition of the board is diverse reflecting age, gender, race, background and perspective (business and community). Members serve three year terms which can be renewed. The board meets seven times a year.

  • John Rogers, Board Chair +

    Stewart McKelvey

  • Joanne Keigan, Vice Chair +


  • Jean-Michel Blais, 2015 Campaign Co-Chair +

    Halifax Regional Police

  • Peter Fardy, Past Chair +

    Dalhousie University

  • Monica Foster, Audit & Finance Chair +

    Nova Scotia Community College

  • Max Chauvin +

    Dartmouth Sportsplex

  • April Howe +

    Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

  • Asa Kachan +

    Halifax Public Libraries

  • Paul Kent +

    Greater Halifax Partnership

  • Tracy Kitch +

    IWK Health Centre

  • Patrick O'Regan +


  • Claudette Porter +

    Nova Scotia Power

  • Shakara Russell +

    Black Business Initiative

  • Belinda Smith, Community Impact Committee Chair +

    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

  • Brad Smith +

    Mainland Nova Scotia Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Rustum Southwell +

    United Way Halifax Interim CEO

  • Cheryl Stewart +

    Mount Saint Vincent University

  • Kevin Stoddart +

    Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

  • Craig Thompson +


  • Capt(N) Angus Topshee +

    CFB Halifax

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