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

  • Monique Fares +

    Monique Fares

    CEO, Signature Health

  • Captain Paul Forget +

    Captain Paul Forget

     Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Halifax 

  • April Howe +

    April Howe

    Partner, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette

  • 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, Stewart McKelvey

  • Sara Napier +

    Sara Napier

    President & CEO, United Way Halifax

  • Dale Noseworthy +

    Dale Noseworthy

    Chief Financial Officer, Killam Apartment REIT

  • Patrick O'Regan +

    Patrick O'Regan

    President, O'Regan's Automotive Group

  • Claudette Porter, Chair, Audit & Finance Committee +

    Claudette Porter, Chair, Audit & Finance Committee

    Vice President of Finance, Emera

  • John Rogers, Past Chair +

    John Rogers, Past Chair

    Partner, Stewart McKelvey

  • 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

  • DeRico Symonds +

    DeRico Symonds

    Program Manager for HRM Youth Advocate Programs and the Souls Strong Program

  • Nancy Tower, Chair, Strategic Fundraising Cabinet +

    Nancy Tower, Chair, Strategic Fundraising Cabinet

    Chief Corporate Development Officer, Emera

  • Wyatt White +

    Wyatt White

    Director of Mi’kmaq Services, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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