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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, 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/Central NL Representative: Kathy Oake, Court Officer, Provincial Court Grand Falls -Windsor
Director/Western Representative: Cathy Wheeler-Walsh, Clinical Social Worker
Director: Shauna Quinlan, Consultant, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
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.