Our People

Our People Make Us Great!



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 four 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.

Katie Greene

Executive Director

Email: katie.greene@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-9888

Lisa Marie-Fifield

Director of Development and Donor Engagement

Email: lisa-marie.fifield@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-8289

Nicole Eales

Director of Finance and General Operations

Email: nicole.eales@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone:  1 (709) 753-0583

Janet Grace

Office Administrator

Email: janet.grace@nl.unitedway.ca

Telephone: 1 (709) 753-8288


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

Vice Chair & Community Investment Chair: Douglas Pawson

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Executive Director, End Homelessness St. John's

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

Director: Mark Brown, Retiree and founding Chair of United Way Newfoundland and Labrador, helped to bring UWNL to the province at the outset.

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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