Our People

Our People Make Us Great!


 

Staff

In every non profit and charitable organization, there is a dedicated team that works together tirelessly to help make our communities stronger. United Way Newfoundland & Labrador is no different. With a small team of just five employees there is a collective 25 years experience with helping make Newfoundland & Labrador great for everyone. Our team believes in our work to help fight poverty, improve community health, and to ensure that we all have access to the services and programs that will lead to stronger, healthier communities.

Joe Browne

Interim Executive Director

Email: joe.browne@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-9888

Nicole Eales

Finance Officer

Email: nicole.eales@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-0583

Jennifer Konechny

Office Administrator

Email: jennifer.konechny@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-8288

Colton Politte

Communications Officer & 211 NL Community Outreach Coordinator

Email: colton.politte@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-1628

Katie Greene

Executive Director (Away on Maternity Leave)

Email: katie.greene@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-9888

 


Board of Directors

United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This group of community leaders oversees and monitors all decisions and performance aspects of the organization. Through a collaborative approach, these volunteers work on various committees to ensure United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to fulfill its mission.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Chair: Ryan Belbin

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Lawyer at O'Dea Earle

Chair:  Ryan Belbin, Lawyer at O’Dea Earle

Past Chair: Jacqui Winter, Owner and Principal Consultant at HR Project Partners Inc.

Vice Chair & Chair, Community Investment Committee: Douglas Pawson, Executive Director, End Homelessness St. John’s 

Treasurer: Erin Manning, Financial Management Analyst at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee:  Peggy Miller, Manager of Marketing & Analysis, Centre for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Director/Labour Appointee (St. John’s & District Labour Council):  Lisa Williams, Financial Officer, Service NL

Director/Labrador Representative:  Geoff Goodyear, photographer, photo educator, writer, helicopter pilot, volunteer

Director/Labrador Representative:  Shaun MacLean, Policy Analyst- Government of NL

Director & Chair, Human Resources Committee:  Shauna Quinlan, HR Advisor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Director/Western Region: Cathy Wheeler-Walsh, Clinical Social Worker

Past Chairs 

Fifteen years ago Mark Brown started in earnest his work to establish United Way in our province. It took him a few years, but he did it. In 2005, United Way of Avalon launched. In 2009, we became United Way of Newfoundland & Labrador. Mark was Founding Chair, and is now a member of our Past Chairs Council, a group that works to ensure we remember our past as we forge our future. To recognize his efforts and the longevity of his involvement with United Way, we have established The Mark Brown Community Builder Award. This award serves to recognize an individual who works to build stronger and more resilient communities through their volunteer engagement with United Way and the community in general.

Founding Chair Mark Brown (2005-2007)

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