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.

  • Monica Foster, Board Chair +

    Monica Foster, Board Chair

    Vice President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer, Nova Scotia Community College

  • Craig Thompson, Vice Chair +

    Craig Thompson, Vice Chair

    Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region, Scotiabank

  • Jean-Michel Blais +

    Jean-Michel Blais

    Chief of Police, Halifax Regional Police

  • Max Chauvin +

    Max Chauvin

    Manager, Dartmouth Sportsplex

  • Mike Christie +

    Mike Christie

    Vice President Human Resources, Halifax Airport Authority

  • April Howe +

    April Howe

    Executive Director, People and Culture, Nova Scotia Public Service Commission 

  • Victoria Jollimore +

    Victoria Jollimore

    Director, Health & Dental Claims, Customer Experience, Manulife

  • Asa Kachan, Chair, Governance Committee +

    Asa Kachan, Chair, Governance Committee

    CEO, Halifax Public Libraries

  • Melisa Marsman +

    Melisa Marsman

    Associate Legal Counsel, Dalhousie University

  • Captain Brian Mazur +

    Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Halifax

  • Sara Napier +

    Sara Napier

    President & CEO, United Way Halifax

  • Dale Noseworthy, Chair, Audit & Finance Committee +

    Dale Noseworthy, Chair, Audit & Finance Committee

    Chief Financial Officer, Killam Apartment REIT

  • Patrick O'Regan +

    Patrick O'Regan

    President, O'Regan's Automotive Group

  • Claudette Porter +

    Claudette Porter

    Vice President of Finance, Emera

  • Belinda Smith, Chair, Community Impact Committee +

    Belinda Smith, Chair, Community Impact Committee

    Community Volunteer

  • Brad Smith +

    Brad Smith

    Executive Director, Mainland Nova Scotia Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Lynda Taylor, Chair, Strategic Fundraising Cabinet +

    Lynda Taylor, Chair, Strategic Fundraising Cabinet

    Senior Vice President, Atlantic, BMO Financial Group

  • Wyatt White +

    Wyatt White

    Director of Mi’kmaq Services, NS Department of Education & Early Childhood Development

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