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 six times a year.

  • John Rogers, Board Chair +

    Partner, Stewart McKelvey

  • Joanne Keigan, Vice Chair +

    VP, Administration and Advisory Services, Customer Experience, Cnd. Div., Manulife

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

    Chief of Police, Halifax Regional Police

  • Peter Fardy, Past Chair +

    Vice President, Advancement, Dalhousie University

  • Monica Foster, Audit & Finance Chair +

    Vice President, Administrative Services, Nova Scotia Community College

  • Max Chauvin +

    Manager, Dartmouth Sportsplex

  • April Howe +

    Partner, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

  • Asa Kachan +

    CEO, Halifax Public Libraries

  • Paul Kent +

    Community Volunteer

  • Tracy Kitch +

    President & CEO, IWK Health Centre

  • Sara Napier +

    President & CEO, United Way Halifax

  • Patrick O'Regan +

    President, O'Regan's Automotive Group

  • Claudette Porter +

    Vice President of Finance, Emera

  • Shakara Russell +

    Director of Strategic Partnerships, Junior Achievement Nova Scotia

  • Belinda Smith, Community Impact Committee Chair +

    Director, Lands and Economic Development, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

  • Brad Smith +

    Executive Director, Mainland Nova Scotia Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Cheryl Stewart-Walsh +

    Associate Vice President, University Advancement, Mount Saint Vincent University

  • Kevin Stoddart +

    Managing Partner, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

  • Capt(N) Chris Sutherland +

    Base Commander, CFB Halifax

  • Craig Thompson +

    Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region, Scotiabank

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